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Lot 130: MG BGT V8

Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (16 July 2012)

n 1973 British Leyland launched one of its most ambitious cars the MGB GT V8. This new MGB variant offered true "Q" car characteristics, a combination of understated looks and amazing performance. At the heart of the MGB GT V8 was the trusty, Buick designed Rover V8 as used in the then current Rover P6 range. The 3528cc V8 produced plenty of torque and bhp in order to power the new car up to a heady 125mph. The V8 MGB only ever came (from the factory) in fixed head GT form, although some roadsters have been converted over the years (originally by Costello). The car could be distinguished from the 4 cylinder MGB by the front and rear "V8" badges and unique road wheels. Unfortunately for BL the mid 1970's fuel crisis hampered sales and the model was therefore underdeveloped and was eventually dropped from the range in 1976. This particular MGB GT V8 Coupé currently displays a total of 31,694 miles on the odometer and last ran 10 years ago. Finished in purple with orange cord interior and brown carpets, 'SPB 64M' is presented in generally good condition, with tidy under-bonnet and good chrome. The car is offered with 'Passport to Service', expired MoT certificate (March 1982) and old-style Swansea V5 registration document. This MG BGT V8 was part of the off the Willow collection until the whole collection was sold off in 2011. It still remains registered to the original owner so show no previous owners in the old V5. We apologise for the poor picture quality but the vendor did not want to get the car wet and it had not stopped raining at his location.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex-Esher Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number130
Estimate£9000-£11000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£8600
Year1973
Condition rating
Registration numberSBP 64M
Mileage-
Chassis numberGD2D1-1157G
Engine number -1083
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2