MG Sports Cars

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

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johnsfolly
John Deikis
Chelsea, MI
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1979 MGB Roadster Buick 215

eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: johnsfolly
Date: February 21, 2022 09:08AM

I'm sure you guys know this car but I have never seen it. Glen Towery conversion, unattractive bonnet. Nice mechanicals with the right bits and pieces, I think.

[www.ebay.com]


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: 88v8
Date: February 22, 2022 05:21AM

Yes, $44,900 is strong money.

On the whole though it looks almost as if it could have come out of the factory on a (very) good day, which is probably the best thing one can say about a conversion.

A flavour of the interior.

B interior.jpg

And under the bonnet (which does look odd but it's the reflection of the lights) where one might nitpick at the tidiness of some of the plumbing and wiring, but heyho

B underbonnet.jpg

He has enough pics for BaT, will be interesting to see if it ends up there.

Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 22, 2022 09:11AM

Well, it is for sale by a dealer. A dealer that wants top dollar for all of its inventory.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 22, 2022 09:42AM

Strong money for sure. But, car prices are crazy high right now and that is affecting our market too. Probably not that much, but there is still a premium currently.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 22, 2022 10:24AM



1L-Loyd
Lawrence Loyd

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Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: 1L-Loyd
Date: February 22, 2022 12:59PM

This car was for sale in Virginia near me. I contacted the owner to ask some questions and set up a visit to take a look. I received a reply that he had someone interested and would contact me if an agreement to purchase could be finalized.
The car was for sale by owner for $19900! The photos on Tanners website looks like very little has been done other than some compounding and cleaning and a move from Virginia!
Maybe the owner was selling for a low price considering the upgrades done during the conversion to V8.
The inflated price is a sign of the times I guess!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 22, 2022 01:45PM

Dealer pricing.



waldog99
Wally Jonker
WA
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03/02/2010 06:07PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGBGT V8 3.9L EFi

Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: waldog99
Date: March 20, 2022 09:02PM

Looks like it sold!


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 21, 2022 02:29PM

Did you folks notice this car is equipped with the Frontline Developments suspension? The four-link is particularly well photographed.

Different topic: the ad says the color is MG's Mallard Green, but I think photos show a different color than Mallard. Am I right?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 21, 2022 09:53PM

I certainly noticed the front suspension.

They say Mallard Green is difficult to photograph. A blue-green that seems to change with the lighting. Here's another one. Looks blue to me.

[www.carandclassic.com]


waldog99
Wally Jonker
WA
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03/02/2010 06:07PM

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1968 MGBGT V8 3.9L EFi

Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: waldog99
Date: March 22, 2022 12:28PM

The Frontline kit is cool, but I still prefer the FastCars IFS.

The pics look blue. The guy doing the YouTube video actually says "Mallard Blue" at one point and "Bluey Green." LOL! Tough color indeed!


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
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'03 Jaguar XK8 Jaguar 4.2

Re: eBay B-V8 top dollar
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: March 22, 2022 07:18PM

Looks like teal blue to me.

And by the way, not to pick nits, but the official name of the shade of green is "Green Mallard" rather than "Mallard Green".


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