MGB V8, MGC, MGRV8 Individual Vehicle Register
|Year of Production:||November 1973|
|Car No.:||GD2D1 959G||Country of 1st reg:||England|
|Original Engine No:||43600738||Current Engine No:||43600738|
|Original Colour:||Damask||Current Colour:||Damask|
|Original Trim:||Black||Current Trim:||Black|
|Original Reg:||XDA756M UK - AAG611 Aus||Current Reg:||
|Number of Previous Owners: 2+ in Australia, 1+ UK||Date acquired: 1 May 1993|
The car is
very original, with the only significant modifications being the
addition of electronic ignition and tubular extractors. The later were
added when the original cast iron exhaust manifolds cracked and needed
replacing. At the time of the replacement cast iron exhaust manifolds
were unobtainable, prompting the change to a tubular system within the
body shell. A full body repaint in the same colour was done by Peter
McKinnon in 1995.
History of the car
The car was sold new to Bradbury Wedge in Wolverhampton on 21 November 1973. As one of the early cars it is unusual in that it has overdrive on both 3rd and 4th gears, later cars only have overdrive on 4th.
At some stage it was imported into Australia, and purchased by Lachlan Payne from a second hand car dealer who had little knowledge of the car's pedigree. Lachlan sold the car to Gerry and Helen Tucker in April 1986. The then asking price was $14 200!
and Noel bought the car on 1 May 1993. Since then the car has been used
on a regular basis competing in club competition events and national
meetings. The gearbox has not appreciated some of this driving and
there has been a need for two rebuilds in the past 17 years. Other than
that it has proved to be very reliable and has needed little more than
normal maintenance and remains a lovely long distance touring car.