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Chrome bumper conversions
Over the years they have been
a popular upgrade as the market tended to prefer chrome bumper cars, but in recent years the disdain for rubber bumper cars has reduced substantially with a greater focus on condition of the car. In fact far fewer rubber bumper MGBGTV8s were produced so they are rarer.

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When thinking of buying a chrome bumper conversion it's essential to examine the car very carefully to assess the quality of the work as it can vary from "rough" to professional bodywork improvements. Then there is the question of how carefully the details like badging have been done. So often poor badge location is seen with both CB conversions and restorations of original CB cars, There is no excuse for making a mess with casual badging as the exact badge location information is available on the V8 Website. There are no overriders on the bumpers and the car appears to ride slightly high by chrome bumper standards. Badging

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Posted: 200702

Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 converted to chrome bumper with 65,567 miles
Online auction - The Market
Bidding ends on 8th July 2010 at 2015
Latest bid at £14,000 (200703 @ 0745)
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The listing on The Market website includes "the MGB GT was converted from the factory rubber bumpers to the chrome ones you see here by its previous owner in 2008-09, at which time it underwent substantial bodywork and mechanical restoration. He’d owned it for a couple of years by this time and the work he’d identified as being necessary included new inner and outer front wings, a front valance and the sills plus new chrome work including the bumper conversion.

The work was clearly done to a very high standard because it is still looking fabulous with decent shutlines, dent- and ripple-free panels, and a very good finish to the Glacier White paintwork.

We think this one will sell for between £15,000 and £19,000, which seems like good value to us. Plus, of course, the reserve is set at an even lower point, so you might just be able to pick up a bit of a bargain in time for the summer!"

Listing ends with: "Please note that this is sold as seen and that, as is normal for used goods bought at auction, the Sale of Goods Act 1979 does not apply. Feel feel free to inspect any vehicle as much as you wish".