MGBGTV8 reappears at a higher price

Keith Belcher has spotted this MGBGTV8 has reappeared for sale.

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Posted: 201231
1974 MGBGTV8 in Glacier White
Auction estimate £12,000
May 2016

Auction listing said "V5 present and shows 4 former keepers. Glacier White with excellent original black leather upholstery. Purchased by the vendor's family in 1993 and very much cherished since. Usual refinements include factory wheels, Britax sliding sunroof, Motalita steering wheel, full mud flaps, wheel arch covers, driving mirrors, removable stereo, etc. Starts instantly and sounds awesome. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork and make any relevant enquiries". Listed in May 2016 by Matthewsons with an estimate at £12,000. It remained unsold for some months before the listing was marked as "Sold" in November 2016 but without any price information.
1974 MGBGTV8 in Glacier White
Offered at by private seller in Glasgow at £27,995
30th December 2020
Advert on the Car and Classic website says "Lovely car original genuine V8 not a build. This car is in really nice condition and is only for sale due to a change of plans. Very sweet sounding engine and excellent running gear this car drives really nice. Original green tinted windows and V8 wheels. This is a solid car which is not concours but very good. It is totally standard with no modifications.

I would consider a rear wheel drive rally car in part exchange. It was a bucket list item and I had to choose between this and my Stag. I prefer this but the Mrs likes my auto Stag".
Comment
> "Excellent original black leather" - the original Factory seat covers for the MGBGTV8 model were a cord fabric not leather.
> Motolita steering wheel is a non standard feature.
> V8 badging - no V8 badge on the front grille or tailgate but a non standard V8 badge on the offside wing.
> Front Dunlop composite wheels appear to have the larger offset like Scimitar wheels.
> Registered with the V8 Register many years ago by a member in Lincolnshire.
Comment
> "Totally standard with no modifications" except for leather seats and trim, Motolita steering wheel, V8 badging, stainless steel threshold covers rather than the original alloy covers and front wheels have a larger offset.
> No photos of the engine bay is unusual.
> MOT expired on 17th September 2020.
> Untaxed, tax due 14th November 2020.
> Mileage was 12,180 miles at the last MOT in September 2019 but the advert says it's 120,000 miles.