MGBGTV8 with "few modifications"
Keith Belcher has spotted a restored Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 which looks to be in good Condition 1 but claims "few modifications from when it left the Factory". But clearly there have been a number of mechanical, bodywork and trim modifications or replacements as noted in our checklist.

Checks with the V8 Database
MGBGTV8 Black 2286 was registered many years ago by a member in Wales and the advert seen on the internet shows the car is for sale in Wales.

Factory production records check
A check for Car No/VIN 2286 using our copy of the Factory production records shows this car was built in 1975 and was finished in Black.

MOT check
Checking the MOT history for the car shows the car as "Red". Keith Belcher reports a response to a query on Facebook from Robert Evans saying "It was painted badly by a so called expert. so had done back to original colour last summer. Just haven't got round to sending log book off to dvla due to my health problems. nothing more than that!". So that clears that concern.

How do you price a modified car?
Our Price Guide update released in November 2017 shows a Condition 1 rubber bumper car at £18,460 and a chrome car at £20,590. Our report with that guide mentioned two trends: first the premium for a chrome bumpered car over a good quality RB car was narrowing and second our analysis suggested there are signs the attraction of tastefully upgraded V8s is growing in the marketplace. That trend seems to be continuing with the development of two parallel markets for Condition 1 MGBGTV8s – one for near original Factory spec cars and another for upgraded cars, often tastefully upgraded.
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Posted: 180408 & Updated: 180409
£19,995 - Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 in black - private sale
Advert says "genuine 1975 Factory MGBGTV8, Car No 2286, owned since 1982, few modifications from when it left Factory, stainless steel exhaust/manifold, spax suspension, MGC bonnet, SD1 gearbox, Minilite wheels and Edelbrock carbs. In excess of £20k of receipts and extensive photos of restoration completed 2014. No rust or rot in this car! Engine rebuilt by JRV8 in Ireland. Tax exempt, MOT exempt May 2018". The car also has a sunshine roof. The reason for a "reluctant sale is ill health". Spotted by Keith Belcher. Advert

Next Price Guide update likely at the end of May 2018
Few modifications from when it left Factory?
The advert says "few modifications" but when you examine the photos with the advert there are many modifications:
> Front spoiler
> MGC bonnet
> Rear spolier on the tailgate
> Minilite wheels, no mention of the original composites
> Edelbrock carburettor with large chrome aircleaner
> SD1 gearbox
> Internal trim with red piping

> V8 badging on the offside front wing