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