MGV8s see large price uplifts!

Keith Belcher has spotted two adverts in Classic Car Buyer for MGV8s seen for sale which show considerable price uplifts on their earlier sale prices.

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Posted: 200730



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This rubber bumper MGBGTV8 in the rare colour Sandglow was advertised by Thornfalcon Classics in Taunton on 7th February 2020 as "exceptional" and with only 71,000 miles at £19,995. It was subsequently marked as SOLD. It was then seen advertised by a trader on 30th April 2020 and again in the advert in Classic Car Buyer this week where it's on offer at £24,995 which is a hefty £5,000 or 25% uplift. The car looks in very good condition and Sandglow is a very rare Factory colour, only 8 were built in this colour at the MG Plant.

Photo: Thornfalcon Classics


Pricewatch review
Our Pricewatch volunteer, Keith Belcher, recalls this reimported RV8 with a very low mileage and aircon was sold at Brightwell's auction on 24th June 2018 for a surprisingly low £18,700. It's now advertised in Classic Car Buyer this week with a dealer, probably in the Bedfordshire area, at £24,995 which is a hefty £6,295 or 34% increase.
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Our Pricewatch price guide released in May 2020 indicates RV8 Condition 1 prices have drifted up by around £645 or 3.25% since May 2018 to £20,445. Our Pricewatch guide price for a Condition 1 Plus RV8 is around £23,500 with "Exceptional" RV8s at £26,450 so the advertised price is between the two. Guide