MG MGB GT V8 - SOLD
Already a genuine low mileage MGB GT V8 in lovely original condition, our car is fresh from a meticulous body and paintwork refresh that has resulted in what must be one of the rarest examples now in stunning condition, being the 22nd car off the line, this is one of the first batch of the 735 rubber bumper GT V8's made, of which only 30 were ordered in this colour. Having been meticulously maintained by previous owners (with a work history file of over 37 years) the car drives superbly with a wonderful soundtrack and excellent roadholding. Finding cars of this quality and condition is rare these days and as ever, the driving experience of the GT with V8 performance and Webasto sun roof is thoroughly rewarding!
For those unfamiliar with this combination, the Rover V8 was first fitted to a Rover P5B in 1967, transforming the rather staid Rover. The engine is a perfect match for the MGB, as not only is the engine bay ideally suited, but the all alloy V8 weighs virtually the same as the B series engine, so the handling is not upset. It is powerful and efficient so the stunning performance is not at the cost of increased fuel bills.
The first examples appeared in mid 1973, the similarity to the normal MGB GT being the only real criticism but the fuel crisis following the October 1973 middle east war suppressed sales, irrespective of the near 1800cc fuel economy. In 1976 it was dropped after just 2591 were made.
Despite being in good condition when the car arrived with us, we decided that, given its rarity, we would ask our body and paint specialist to thoroughly refresh the paintwork taking it mostly back to bare metal with all the glass out and all trim removed. The result it truly stunning and a credit to him. Viewing is highly recommended!
Very well maintained and drives energetically and without unwanted rattles or knocks.
Smart, bright condition in very rare 'bracken'. Rubber bumpers in excellent condition V8 wheels in well above average, bright condition.
Finished in 'autumn leaf' with black trim, the interior is in smart condition throughout with no rips or tears. The factory Webasto sun roof has been recovered to match the condition of the rest of the car and makes this GT V8 a very pleasant place to be.
Apart from our accurate and reliable description of this car we believe you will not find a better bunch of chaps to deal with; we know our MGs inside out, we won’t flannel you with sales speak and we aim to provide you with a car that you will be bringing back in a year’s time when the next service and MOT is due, no sooner! However, if you do have a problem we will stand by our car and help you in every way possible. We like to think that 38 years in this business counts for something.
We are in the quiet Berkshire countryside but close to the M4 and Mortimer Railway Station. Our local pub, the Elm Tree is just a few minutes’ walk away and serves fantastic food and proper beers. Call us to arrange a viewing and a test-drive and come and make a day of it.
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