MG Sports Cars

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

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Lyle Jacobson's MGA 215
Posted by: 88v8
Date: March 15, 2023 08:45AM

Lyle Jacobson's car [www.britishv8.org] currently on BaT, where I can't swipe the photos.
Two days to go. Lyle himself has posted on the auction.

Twenty years since the build, 31k miles, has held up well.

Bidding brisk, have a go [bringatrailer.com]. Comes with matching trailer.

Ivor


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(1042 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Lyle Jacobson's MGA 215
Posted by: 88v8
Date: March 18, 2023 09:00AM

RNM at a piffling $23k.
Surprising.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4516 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Lyle Jacobson's MGA 215
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 18, 2023 12:23PM

That is a steal. That is a fine MGA.


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(325 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Lyle Jacobson's MGA 215
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: March 19, 2023 11:55AM

It didn't sell, I believe the owner put a reserve of $30K and the bid topped out at $23K. I'm really surprised that it didn't fetch the $30K as it is a pretty nice car.

A couple of things that may have held the bidding off is that there were no videos. Videos seem to help sell the cars on BAT. If there ever comes a day when its time to sell my MG's, I think that hiring a professional to do the video with multiple camera views would be the way to go.
Secondly, I think that the fact that the owner put so few miles on the car since he bought it from my Dad may have scared some people off. From what I under stand the owner has several cars and kind of buys/sells classic cars. I believe that he takes them to shows but doesn't drive them that much.

My Dad has sellers remorse getting rid of that car, but pretty much had no choice with my Mom going into a memory care facility. He still has the MG V8 bug though and is currently building a 78 B with a 215 Buick at 85 years old!

Bill


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