8th Sep, 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 7

1968 MG B GT
Upgraded to V8 specification at a cost of c.£23,000

Sold for £15,188

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: OOV 138G
Chassis No: GHD4/1577579
MOT: Exempt however has 12 month MOT

  • Restored and upgraded to ‘V8’ specification c.2002-2004 by Bromsgrove MG at a cost of approximately £23,000
  • Fitted with a Rover SD1 V8 engine (with Edelbrock carb’), 5-speed gearbox, Webasto roof, uprated suspension / brakes, re-trimmed interior, and electric windows etc
  • Supported by an extensive document file detailing works carried out, invoices, old MOTs, press cuttings, etc.

Finished in Silver with Red and Grey leather upholstery, ‘OOV 138G’ is said to have been extensively restored and upgraded to V8 specification by Bromsgrove MG around 2002-2004 at a cost in excess of £23,000. Fitted with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburettor, big-bore stainless steel exhaust and electronic ignition, the tuned Rover V8 engine reputedly developed some 195bhp and was allied to five-speed manual transmission. The braking system was uprated to V8 specification (complete with silicone fluid) and the handling improved via the installation of a limited slip differential and telescopic rear shock absorbers. Comprehensively re-trimmed, the interior also gained a Webasto sunroof, Moto Lita steering wheel, walnut dashboard / door cappings, central locking and electric windows etc. Entering the current ownership in 2005, ‘OOV 138G’ is stated to have had ‘occasional fine weather usage only’ and to have been ‘kept garaged’. While, more recent fettling has seen the front suspension refurbished using polybushes, innovative new kingpins and uprated shock absorbers etc. A lifelong MG Car Club member, the vendor considers the Coupe to be in ‘good overall’ condition and tells us that he is only thinking of selling because he finds her ‘a little too fast these days!’ Offered with an extensive history file detailing works carried out, invoices, old MOTs and press cuttings etc

For more information, please contact:
Stewart Parker
01925 210035


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 8th Sep, 2021

Imperial War Museum
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Tuesday 7th September from 12pm to 6pm
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