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.
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
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.
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.