Oakmere all delighted to this unbelievable 1973 MGB GT V8 for sale from our Cheshire showroom.
Undoubtably the the finest example in exitance, this iconic British classic has been the subject of a three year restoration spanning 500 hours over a period of four years, finishing in 2021.
One of just 2,591 MGB GT V8s manufactured worldwide.
Accompanied with an impressive history file containing original and new handbooks, multiple workshop and parts catalogues, heritage certificate and MG & Leyland passport and much more.
A more powerful alternative to the MG B came in 1973 with the introduction of the B V8 - a GT-only variant powered by the ubiquitous 3528cc Rover V8 unit. Though inspired by the conversions carried out by independent tuner Ken Costello, the factory V8 cars were somewhat less tuned, producing 137bhp rather than 150bhp – the output was nevertheless sufficient for a sprightly 0-60mph time of around eight seconds and a top speed of 125mph. As the all-alloy Rover engine was lighter than the cast-iron BMC unit, no significant changes were required to the rest of the car. Production of the V8 was curtailed in 1976 (reputedly over BLMC's concern it would affect sales of other products - in particular, the dearer, less powerful Triumph Stag) after some 2,591 had been built.
One of just 2,591 MGB GT V8s manufactured, ‘WFX 327M’ was first registered in 1973 and supplied new via Vincent’s of Yeovil. 6 years later in 1979, it was sold through Elton Motors, Westbury, with the window sticker still present and in good condition on the vehicle today and the purchase invoice present in the history file. Here, this particular example remained with this owner for 29 years until his sad passing in 2008; when it was then registered to his wife. Known to the family, the current owner tried to purchase this particular example in 2008, to which his offer was declined. After the car saw little use in the following years, though, she finally agreed to sell the car to him in 2016.
After its purchase, the current owner undertook a painstaking restoration spanning 500 hours over a four year period, finally complete in 2021. The results speak for themselves. Presented in Damask Red with contrasting blue cloth upholstery, this vehicle is offered for sale now arguably better than how it left the factory. Having covered less than 10 miles since completion with the engine still requiring running in after its rebuilt, the odometer now displays 90,556 miles with just 4 former keepers on the V5C Document and for good measure the car is offered with an MOT valid until 08 February 2023.
Accompanied with the vehicle is an impressive history file containing invoices for parts totalling nearly £22,000 over the restoration period. As well as this, a breakdown of works with monthly expenditures, MG & Leyland passport, original handbook with new copy, workshop manual and parts catalogues for both MGB and V8, Heritage Certificate which confirms its original engine and most MOT certificates dating back as far as 1983. Also included are 2 full sets of keys, as well as a third set of keys with the ignition key and glovebox key.
Contact our team to arrange your viewing of this unrivalled MGB.