Chrome bumper MGBGTV8 seen for sale online

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1974 chrome bumper MGBGTV8 - £22,999
Advert posted by a trader on the Car & Classic website on 20th December 2019 says "a rare find indeed, a Factory MGBGTV8, original chrome bumpers. 3.5 V8, 4 Speed manual with overdrive. Much recent expenditure with fully rebuilt engine within the last 12 months. Great fun to drive and what a sound! Finished in white with black trim and original alloy wheels that were specific to the V8 models. What we like about this car is the lack of sunroof (most seem to have a webasto or sundym shaped hole cut in the roof) giving a quieter driving experience and no leaks! Good history file, clearly a car that has been cherished". Advert

Visiting the trader's website
The trader is Classic Cars Wirral Ltd at Oxton on the Wirral. Their website adds
the car was first registered on 1st November 1974, has been rebuilt and has done 120,000 miles. The car is priced there at £22,990.
Trader's website

Review
The advert was spotted by Andy Goves who says it was "advertised two days ago on the C&C website - not an ideal time to try and sell a classic but think it’s been advertised elsewhere before". Fellow Pricewatch spotter Keith Belcher added "this car was first listed on th C&C site on 20th May 2019 and the price unchanged".

The advert mentions a "rebuild" and that there is a history file so details of who carried out the work should be available there. The "V8" badging is missing from the nearside wing and misplaced on the tailgate and grille mesh. The engine bay looks tidy.

Checks made:
V8 Database: the car was registered way back in the late 1980s by a member in Avon and then in 2015 it was registered by a member in Stowmarket in Suffolk. There is no subsequent registration or information on how the car found its way to the Wirral.

Factory production control records: they show the car was built (went through paint finishing) as Glacier White 1896 on 2nd August 1974 and was despatched on 7th to Lex Motors in Bristol.

Market review and Price guide - updated in November 2019
The guide price for a Condition 1 chrome bumper MGBGTV8 was £21,752.