Archived Message
MGB V8 chassis no. 95
Is this a real factory car.
I've had this car (indirectly) offered to me as a substantially stripped shell with all original parts and a bucket load of new panels (wings, doors, bonnet, sills etc) for the princely sum of £5000.
Two queries :-
1) Always believed the first car was no. 101 so can this car exist. I'm always concerned when the word "prototype" comes up!
2) Is it a realistic/bargain price for a full restoration car that is potentially historically significant vehicle.
Derek Price
10/09/2012 @  11:23
Under topic: V8
 
Archived Reply(ies) received for this Message
MGB V8 chassis no. 95
There were five pre-production development cars produced before production began with the commissioning of GD2D2DUD 101G on 4th December 1972, a Pre-production LHD North American Specification car which was mounted on the line on 8th and recorded as despatched on 13th to BLMC Austin/Morris MG Cars at Abingdon. Our former V8 Historian, the late Geoff Allen who worked at the MG Plant for 27 years, records in V8NOTE300 that those five pre-production development cars were “numbered in reverse order from 99 to 95” so “95” given the Car Prefix and Chassis Number ADO75 95 G would have been the last car in that group.

That car was advertised for sale on the V8 Website by Rob Cook on 10th October 2007 as a restoration project and was sold within three weeks. The advert mentioned the car was “was known to the late Geoff Allen, the former V8 Historian and Archivist, and the documents with car included a letter from him in 2005 commenting on the provenance of this car.”

I will prepare an expanded note on this topic later today and upload it but meanwhile do contact me if you have any more detailed queries on the car.
Victor Smith
10/09/2012 @  13:54
 
Advanced Search
Search for all messages for
Last 2 days
Last 7 days
Last 14 days
All Messages
Search by key word
Search by topic
V8 RV8
Spares Events
MGCC BCV8
General Online auction
Include archived messages in search
When making a posting
do note the system automatically signs off your posting with your name

You are welcome to post a message
or response
It could be a technical query or clarification, a maintenance or spares tip, a report of good service from a V8 specialist, or news of an event of interest to fellow V8 enthusiasts. As we welcome new members, this service is provided on a "free and open to all" basis and is not restricted by password access.

Spares adverts
Any spares or other items advertised for sale on the V8BB will be removed and posted on the V8 Spares webpage on the V8 website.
More

V8 Bulletin Board aims
to attract good quality postings in terms of content subject matter and accuracy. It is not a chat box so any "grumping or flaring" or other undesirable postings will be moderated at the sole discretion of the V8 Webmaster and V8 Chairman. Periodically the postings are archived to keep the list of postings to a manageable length. Please disclose your name and email address when preparing your posting.

V8 Register - MG Car Club
 
Neither the MG Car Club, the V8 Register or its officers and committee members can accept legal responsibility for any of the statements contained in any posting or postings made on this bulletin board. Any material considered to be undesirable in terms of its nature, content or implication will be moderated as promptly as is reasonably possible. Should any party feel the content or claims in any posting may cause them actual or potential damage, please contact the V8 Webmaster promptly so appropriate action may be taken.

V8 Webmaster