- Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 - private seller - seen 29th March 2018 |
advert says "a"1974 MGBGTV8 Factory built car with chassis number GD2D1343G
with 63,434 original miles. Probably one of the best examples you will ever
find in excellent condition throughout having had only one previous keeper
and then going to his son as after his death. It has now been sympathetically
recommissioned and returned to the road after many years of dry storage with as
many original Factory parts as possible and retains all the original panels it
left the Factory with, excellent interior trim and running gear. The underside
is completely as it left the factory having never needed any welding. Viewing
is essential to fully appreciate the originality, it is a stunning example. If
you have any questions please ask.
As part of the recommissioning over
the last 2 years it has benefited from the replacement of the following new items:
wheels and Firestone tyres, stainless steel exhaust, fuel tank, tank sender unit,
SU fuel pump, front brake callipers, brake discs, brake pads, brake shoes, wheel
cylinders, master cylinder, hoses, brake lines, handbrake cables, clutch master
and slave cylinders, kingpins, stub axles, steering rack gaiters, track rod ends,
telescopic rear shock absorbers, camshaft and followers, high pressure high flow
oil pump, high flow radiator, ignition coil, HT leads, door cards and seat covers
all rubber sealing strips and weather strips. Available to view. Sensible offers
please, no part exchanges or swaps please".
- Factory MGBGTV8 in Green - seen advertised for sale again and again and again
adverts said "sympathetically recommissioned with replacement of many items
after a long dry storage. Probably one of the best you will ever find." Our
Pricewatch team has seen this car advertised for sale many times before including:
£26,500 on 16th April 2018
£26,500 on 29th March 2018
on 26th December 2017
on 17th November 2017
£29,995 on 17th August 2017
the price has been reduced by £4,495 or 11.7%.
the photos with the advert for "one of the best you will ever find in
excellent condition" there are some interesting non original features:
Respray in Green, originally Harvest Gold.
> Front spoiler in Green.
Alloy (Minilite type) wheels, no mention of originals.
> Chrome overcills
which always raise rust concerns.
> No V8 badging on tailgate or NS front
> V8 badge on front grille is on the wrong side.
the price seemed excessive and even at £26,500 that price compares
with our Price Guide (November 2017) figure for an Exceptional condition Factory
MGBGTV8 of £30,275 and a Condition 1 example at £20,590.
So at £26,500 it's currently priced at Condition 1 plus 61% of the price
step to Exceptional.