Lot 4 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Sold for £14,625
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: SRW237M
Chassis No: GD2D14286
Mot Expiry: Oct 2016
- 1 of just 2,591 factory V8's
- Offered with history file containing numerous old invoices and MOTs
- Benefitting from a recent service and MOT'd into October 2016
A more powerful alternative to the standard MG B came in 1973 with the introduction of the V8 - a GT-only variant powered by the ubiquitous 3528cc Rover V8 unit. Inspired by the conversions carried out by independent tuner Ken Costello, the factory cars produced 137bhp - sufficient output for a sprightly 0-60mph time of around eight seconds and top speed of 125 mph. Production of the V8 was curtailed in 1976 after some 2,591 had been built.
'SRW 237M' is a tidy-looking home market example that hails from the first year of production. It sports Red bodywork complemented by Black interior trim and was the subject of a restoration c.2004. The vendor acquired the V8 in 2012 and has since treated it to a regular programme of maintenance eg: a new fuel tank was installed in 2012; new batteries fitted in 2014; and £375.50 was invested this October on a service and mechanical repairs. The odometer currently stands at an unwarranted 141,055 and this well-equipped B is being offered complete with: overdrive gearbox; full length Webasto sunroof; woodrim steering wheel; large collection of invoices from marque specialists; and numerous old MOTs, plus one valid to October 22nd 2016.