Martin Tungsten Grey Metallic
Bonhams auction - 25th January 2020
Estimate: "somewhere between £30,000 & £40,000"
Sold including premium: £27,750
Listing says "fresh from restoration
that was completed only a month ago, Richard, the vendor, describes
this 1974 MGB GT V8 as being the best in the country.
Well, we obviously havent seen them all but having examined
this one in great detail we suspect he might be right. Finished
in Aston Martin Tungsten Grey Metallic with a Mulberry leather
interior, the fit n finish on this one is unparalleled.
a total investment in the renovation of around £54,000
to bring it to this condition. Vendor claims it's the best in
Chassis Number: GD2D1 -1448G with
listing & result
Reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue
by Abbey Classics in Colchester
Only 1,073 miles
With only 1,073 miles it's a reimported Japan spec RV8 in
Oxford Blue with an LT77 5 speed gearbox and registered in the
UK in May 2017. MOTs since around every 2 years.
Comment: inevitably anyone buying a classic car with such
a very low mileage and very little use will face the need for
very close checks and probably a full recommissioning, including
a replacement set of tyres. That cost could be between £1,500
and £2,000 and possibly more. Then if the buyer uses the
car even with a modest annual mileage the accumulating mileage
will, within a few years, have an impact on the exceptional
value of the car. So over a 5 year period the combination of
the recommissiong costs and depreciation could easily become
a significant annual cost for the buyer. Advert