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1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

Last post 01-23-2007, 9:07 PM by motorbill66. 11 replies.
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  •  01-19-2007, 9:03 AM 3837

    1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    I noticed there are three MG's at the Barrett-Jackson auction. One is a nice red '66 MGB #1514. It's a restoration. I was wondering if anyone has a guess as to what it might go for?
  •  01-19-2007, 9:57 AM 3839 in reply to 3837

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    The absolute highest I've heard of for an MGB is $ 31,000.00. That may sound high, and I guess it is, but I predict significantly higher and soon. Do remember, however, that auctions are not reality. They generally reflect two wealthy individuals getting into a certain kind of match involving used beer, if you get my drift. This does, however, tend to drag prices upwards in general, which is great and awful at the same time!!... 
    Motorbill
    From Lola to Land Rover, If it's British and has wheels, it's likely I've bloodied me knuckles thereupon
  •  01-19-2007, 10:32 AM 3841 in reply to 3837

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    That isn't a 1966 MGB.  It's a 1970 model.  The owner apparently doesn't know anything about MGBs.

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/carlist/cardetails.asp?In_AuctionID=221&In_LotNumber=1514 


  •  01-19-2007, 2:53 PM 3851 in reply to 3841

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    God I hope my 66' brings 30K + if I ever sell it
    "Don't worry honey... I can fix that."
  •  01-19-2007, 3:52 PM 3853 in reply to 3841

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    I was wondering the same thing. I have 1967 GT and it has a generator, different master cylinder, black air cleaners, different rear bumper, one door mirror,no radiator recovery bottle and the antenna is on the front wing.

    That MG is really clean though.

    Dobie

  •  01-19-2007, 3:58 PM 3855 in reply to 3853

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    In virtually any type of machine you'll find the ragtop is worth considerably more than the hard lid. This seems a shame in the case of the BGT, because in my opinion, and that of many other pros I know, the GT is the better machine. This is a double edged sword, though, as it makes them easier to obtain.
    Motorbill
    From Lola to Land Rover, If it's British and has wheels, it's likely I've bloodied me knuckles thereupon
  •  01-21-2007, 9:50 AM 3881 in reply to 3837

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    I just watched it sell.  $24,000.  Sure was pretty.

    The early bird may get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  •  01-21-2007, 3:49 PM 3887 in reply to 3837

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    I saw it go too. I thought it might go for about 13K, boy was I wrong! They said it was too shiny.

    Dobie

  •  01-22-2007, 3:31 PM 3914 in reply to 3887

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    Like Bill said, this isn't real life.  These people are obviously REAL well off (probably don't sand fenders or turn wrenches for a living) and they know they're on TV.  Hey who wants to be the loser on national TV?  Trouble is, every Tom, Dick & Harry's gonna think thier chrome B is worth 24grand. NOT!!  Put the same car in your back yard with a 4sale sign or in the Autotrader even and see what it brings. Read my post under "The Auctions" for my opinion on all this hupla.  Not that I think my opinion is all that important or anything but hey, we all have one. LOL
    72 MGB 80 TR8
    Pittsburgh PA
  •  01-23-2007, 5:00 PM 3953 in reply to 3914

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    I looked at the photos on the Barrett-Jackson website and noticed that the car doesn't have side marker lights.  I thought all imported MGBs had those?  Do you think this is a Heritage bodied car?
  •  01-23-2007, 5:59 PM 3954 in reply to 3953

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    My '67 has clear lenses on the front, no side markers. I have a '69 for parts and it has reflectors on the wings. My '75 has marker lights. A friend at work has an MG just rotting in his back yard that I would like to get. I believe its the last of the chrome bumper, two SU carbed MG's. I'm thinking '73 or 74? I think I'd like to get rid of the marker lights, door handles and the lip where the wings and body meet.

    The BJ pictures show the suround of the grill, in chrome? I've never seen that before.

    Dobie

  •  01-23-2007, 9:07 PM 3964 in reply to 3954

    Re: 1966 MGB on Barrett-Jackson auction

    The first year the feds required side markers was '68.
    Motorbill
    From Lola to Land Rover, If it's British and has wheels, it's likely I've bloodied me knuckles thereupon