MGBGTV8 SEC sold

Pricewatch volunteer, Keith Belcher, reports "the MGBGTV8 SEC with 56,846 miles listed on The Market online auction website has been sold for £30,000" Earlier the listing indicated an estimate of £28,000 to £40,000
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Keith adds "This is one of those cars that will divide opinion, not exactly factory but with a good provenance. Accessorising not to everyone's taste. However in this time when some are wondering what will happen to the values of our steeds, this must be a very encouraging result".

Posted: 200527

Pricewatch volunteer, Keith Belcher, reports "the MGBGTV8 SEC with 56,846 miles listed on The Market online auction website has been sold for £30,000" Earlier the listing indicated an estimate of £28,000 to £40,000.
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The listing on the online auction website says "When the final MGB rolled off the Abingdon assembly line on 22nd October 1980, it brought to a close an epic 18-year, half-a-million-plus sales success story. However, no doubt inspired by the post-production MGC University Motors Specials (and a full generation prior to the arrival of the retro RV8), a group of intrepid engineers set to work proving that there was life in the old ‘B yet. The ‘new’ Special Edition Classic (SEC) MGB models were the work of Mallalieu Cars and its successor Abingdon Classic Cars. Using new unsold MGBs the team, consisting of many ex-MG workers, set to work on upgrading, updating (and indeed backdating) the model. Two engine options were made available: a turbocharged B-Series unit and, in a welcome return, the V8 in updated Rover SD1 form, complete with its five-speed gearbox" This car was first registered in 1981.