15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
Lot 2
 

1975 MG B GT V8
No Reserve - Entered from the Jeff Ward Collection

Sold for £9,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: NVD 443P
Chassis No: GD2D12375G
MOT: Exempt

  • Entered from a deceased estate (owned since 1978)
  • Registered mileage 74,313 with 3 previous owners
  • Right-hand drive, home market example
  • One of just 2,591 genuine factory V8s manufactured

The most potent version of the MGB, the V8 GT, debuted in 1973. Powered by the 3528cc Rover V8 producing 137bhp it achieved a 0-60mph time of around eight seconds and a top speed of 125mph. As the all-alloy engine was lighter than the cast iron unit of standard MGB, no significant changes were required to the rest of the car. Just 2,591 were built.

Offered with a BMIHT Certificate that records 'NVD 443P' as a right-hand drive home market example finished in Flamenco with Black interior, which was completed on 15th May 1975 and despatched to supplying dealer Stewart & Arden Ltd of Barnes on 19 May that year. Specified with cast-alloy wheels and overdrive transmission, the original engine was replaced by the factory before despatch. The registration mark was issued in Luton in August 1975. During Current ownership (purchased in 1978) the MG was dry-stored for a period before being recommissioned and returned to the road. Recently subject to some mechanical fettling the MG is accompanied by a good history file which includes: original handbook, Passport to Service, workshop manual supplement copy (AKD 8468), assorted old MOT certificates, sundry correspondence and numerous invoices for works carried out.

Jeff Ward (1937 – 2022): Joining the 750 Motor Club at the age of twenty, Jeff started competing with an Austin 7 Special before progressing via a self-built 750 Formula Car and the ex-Rob Easterling Rejo to a Chevron. A founder of the London Special Builders Group and author of The Special Builders Guide, he helped countless others up the motorspsort ladder. His business making trailer lighting boards attracted contracts from the AA and RAC which helped fund his car and motorcycle collection.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
john.markey@handh.co.uk
07943 584767

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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