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MGB GT V8 — 1973

Its one of the first 217 factory built chrome bumper MGB GT V8 launch models, making it a golden egg for any collector or enthusiast.

Peter Sundfeldt
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Shaun Major
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"It's a rare car, with only about 12 MGB GT V8s in Sweden and only 2500+ built. Don't be put off by the fact that it's only available in right-hand drive; only seven left-hand drive cars were ever produced. It's a lot of fun to drive and has been in the hands of the same meticulous owner since 1993."

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13633
SANDARED
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Peter Sundfeldt
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Shaun Major
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"It's a rare car, with only about 12 MGB GT V8s in Sweden and only 2500+ built. Don't be put off by the fact that it's only available in right-hand drive; only seven left-hand drive cars were ever produced. It's a lot of fun to drive and has been in the hands of the same meticulous owner since 1993."

Description

Henlys Ltd sold the car new to its first owner, Mr Lewis, on September 1, 1973, and to its second owner, Mr Manson, on July 9, 1979. Mr. Manson sold it to Mr. Andersson, who brought it to Sweden on September 19, 1984, and registered it in 1988. Mr. KerÅkerbolm, the car's fourth owner, bought it on December 30, 1991, and sold it to the current owner on September 9, 1993, bringing the total number of owners to only five.
The car was repainted in its original Damask Red by the owner in the mid 1980s and is in great condition with minor paint touch-ups and has recently been polished to a gleaming finish. The vehicle comes with a slew of paperwork, including an official certificate "A "British Motor Industry Heritage" detailing and verifying the car's identity, as well as a letter from the V8 register stating "23rd July 1973 it was dispatched from the factory as one of 217 launch models ready for the dealers to begin selling the model on the 15th August 1973." There were 402 Damask Red chrome bumper V8s built, with only 69 having rubber bumpers."

The current owner's husband is a true pedantic enthusiast who has kept the car in immaculate condition for the past 28 years, and now it's time for a lucky buyer to take over the car.

Technical data

  • Year
    1973/1973 
  • Registration date
    1988-06-20 
  • Mileage
    50422 km 
  • Registration Number
    BAU135 
  • Chassis Number
    GD2D1326G 
  • Kw / hp
    101 / 137 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Manual/overdrive 
  • Interior finish
    Textile Navy Blue 
  • Colour
    Damask Red 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    Over the last three years, the fuel tank has been replaced, the radiator has been renovated, the brake disc has been replaced, the alternator has been replaced, the heating system has been upgraded, and the carbuetor has been renovated. The engine was completely rebuilt by ELVA motor in Stockholm earlier in the 1990s, and the owner upgraded the cam shaft with an ISKY 256 supercam and stainless steel sport exhaust because the lady owner wanted more power and a better sound.

  • Interior condition:

    The original Navy blue textile seat, as well as the headliner, are in great condition. A wooden trim has been added to the interior trim, which adds a nice touch. Clean and tidy boot space, as well as the original steering wheel, door trims, and other odds and ends "look at the pictures"

  • Exterior condition:

    It's been freshly polished and shines beautifully, and the old repainted paintwork has stood the test of time with only minor paint touch-ups. With original wheels and good tires, the chrome looks fantastic.

  • General condition:

    This car has it all: a spotless history, diligent maintenance, only 5 previous owners, factory car, and a joy to drive with that lovely raring V8 sound.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2002-03-04
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1988-06-20 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1991-06-17
Senast godkända besiktning: 2021-04-29
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 3

Location and viewing Information

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007
shaun@bilwebauctions.se

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2021-07-14.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

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