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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(199 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

MGB GT V8
Posted by: mstemp
Date: July 10, 2019 09:37AM

Act fast!

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3765 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 10, 2019 10:17AM

Wish I could. I would fly up there & drive it home!

For Martyn's sake, I hope it goes for waaaay more than the current bid.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 10, 2019 11:59AM

it probably would (surely would) if it weren’t in Canada. Getting it over the border to the US could be difficult. May not be doable because of the engine swap.
I see he has put a reserve on it so he won’t have to give it away to the low bidder.

Shame, because that’s nice car - worth every penny he was asking for here on this forum.

Mine will be listed there soon (with a reserve)


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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: BWA
Date: July 10, 2019 03:39PM

I hope it will go for more.
Last minute bidding can really change things.
From an American standpoint it looks low but when you count in the exchange rate from American to Canadian dollars that $14000.00 will end up being around $18200 Canadian.
I am sure that Martyn spent more than $18200 on that car.
It sucks but that is the reality of things.
Modified cars generally do not turn out to be money making propositions for the person that modifies the car.
The person that benefits is the person that ends up buying the car.
The other thing is the demographic shift.
The younger generation car enthusiasts are not that interested in British cars.
I visit a number of websites and youtube channels that cover the younger generation car scene and British cars are not even on the radar screen.
Something to think about for us older guys.

Cheers
Byron


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3765 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 10, 2019 05:27PM

I}i]t probably would (surely would) if it weren’t in Canada. Getting it over the border to the US could be difficult. May not be doable because of the engine swap. {/i]

Wouldn't be a problem here in TN.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 10, 2019 05:47PM

Sold for $35,501 - way to go Martyn!


mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(199 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: mstemp
Date: July 10, 2019 05:53PM

Great result and an exciting last half hour.
Good luck with yours Dan, its always been one of my favorites and has always given me lots to look up to on my own conversion.

Mike



danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 10, 2019 05:55PM

“Wouldn't be a problem here in TN”

What about getting it over the US/Canada border? I hope you’re right.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2629 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 10, 2019 07:21PM

Excellent result for Martyn!! Can't wait to see what Dan's goes for - although still wish it'd go to someone we know


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 11, 2019 03:52PM

Mine is now online. We’ll see.

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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 18, 2019 03:44PM

wow ...anyone watching Dan's Gt bidding 60.000


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 18, 2019 03:45PM

62000.00


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2629 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 18, 2019 08:55PM

Sold for $66.5k. Great result Dan! Congratulations!!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3765 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 19, 2019 09:28AM

Yes. Wow. Congrats!


IaTR6
Dennis Costello
Central Iowa
(148 posts)

Registered:
12/29/2007 02:53PM

Main British Car:
'73 TR 6 '97 Explorer 5.0

Re: MGB GT V8
Posted by: IaTR6
Date: July 21, 2019 02:55PM

I always feel a little sadness when someone sells their car-probably because I can imagine that day arriving for me sometime.
I cannot criticize a sale, as I do not know, or is it any of my business, the circumstances, but I feel the sadness just the same.
Dan's original TR6 project inspired me to perform my own, and I wrote him out of my will when he switched to the MG. :)
I have since touched every nut and bolt on my car, some several times, and decided every design change. All of that changed
my perspective of the car hobby from a super critical "look - a rock chip" to one of admiring the design and execution of a car
fitting the taste of the individual, and lovingly driven and enjoyed. I like the super fine new sports cars, and hot rods, but don't have
the same attraction to them. I have used straight up or modified ideas from this group, and without those suggestions, I would still be out there in the shop with the proverbial dumb look on my face! So, thanks for all the stolen ideas, and for those like me who are still "tweaking", or those contemplating a build, "go man, go"!
Dennis



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