Anglia Car Auctions offer up factory fresh BGT
Posted on October 2, 2014 | By Editor | Leave a response
Hot on the heels of the recently sold MG Midget, an unregistered 1980 BGT that has been kept ‘in a bubble’ is set to cross the block.
Dating from 1980, the final year of B production, the black GT has covered just 117 from new. It was originally sold to a gentleman in Dorset who purchased the car for his children. They decided the MG wasn’t for them and the car was relegated to a shed until six years ago when it was bought by the vendor.
He’d planned to end the MG’s exile and put it on the road but felt the car was too good to risk and so consigned it to a climate-controlled storage unit. Now he is looking to sell the car in order to make room in his collection.
The car runs and drives, yet remains in the exact condition it left Abingdon some 34 years ago.
2015 sees the GT celebrate its half century – the clever coupe version of the ‘B’ arrived three years after the roadster and would become one of the most popular MGs of all time.
Rob George of Anglia Car Auctions said: “Values for MG’s ubiquitous Grand Tourer are on the rise and a virtually new example such as, offered with no reserve, is sure to garner significant interest.”