£12,495

Asking price

1981 MG MGB

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 102 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1800cc
  • 1981
  • DEC995W
  • Bronze
  • Private seller
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom

Description

THE EVERGREEN MG B WAS IN CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION AT ABINGDON BETWEEN 1962 AND 1980. THE CAR WAS INTRODUCED AT THE 1962 MOTOR SHOW AND IN OCTOBER 1980, IN CELEBRATION OF MG'S 50 YEARS OF PRODUCTION , THE MG B "LE" OF WHICH MERELY 420 EXAMPLES WERE PRODUCED, WAS ANNOUNCED AND WENT ON SALE AT £6, 108. THE TOP SPEED HAD CHANGED LITTLE IN 18 YEARS WITH A QUOTED REDUCTION TO 105 MPH AND A 0-60 MPH TIME THAT REMAINED THE SAME AS THE 1962 CARS. MAXIMUM POWER QUOTED TO DIN STANDARD WAS 97 BHP @ 5, 500 RPM. THE" LE "ROADSTER VERSION WAS FINISHED IN BRONZE METALLIC PAINT WITH GOLD" LE "STRIPES RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THE CAR'S BODY WORK. AS STATED, ONLY A TOTAL OF 420 " LE " ROADSTERS WERE MADE BEFORE THE CLOSURE OF THE ABINGDON FACTORY AND THE LAST OF THE " LE " MODELS NOW RESIDES WITHIN THE HERITAGE TRUST ALONG SIDE THEIR OTHER FAMOUS COLLECTION OF HISTORIC VEHICLES AT THE HERITAGE TRUST CENTRE, GAYDON.

THIS STUNNING MG B "LE" SPORTS ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE IS IN SUPER ALL ROUND ORIGINAL CONDITION. THE LITTLE ROADSTER DRIVES AND STOPS GREAT (BRAKES RENEWED FEBRUARY 2024), AND SO MUCH FUN, TURNING HEADS WHEREVER IT TRAVELS AND NO WONDER GIVEN THAT MERELY 420 EXAMPLES WERE PRODUCED AND THE CAR HAVING RETAINED IT'S ORIGINAL BEAUTIFUL APPEARANCE/ CONDITION.

ALL BODY PANELS ARE STRAIGHT AND TRUE. THERE ARE NO DENTS ETC. THE GLEAMING METALLIC BRONZE PAINTWORK IS IN EXCELLENT ORDER PROVIDING A DEEP SHINE. THERE ARE NO SCRATCHES, SCUFFS OR MARKS. THE HOOD IS PERFECT (RECENTLY PURCHASED NEW) IT IS WATER AND WIND TIGHT. THERE IS ALSO A FULL TAUNNUE COVER AND SEPARATE HOOD TIDY COVER. THE ORIGINAL SILVER & GREY ALLOY WHEELS WITH MATCHING MICHELIN TYRES (RECENTLY PURCHASED) ARE IN GREAT SHAPE AS IS THE CHROME WORK. IN ESSENCE, THIS IS A TRULY STUNNING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE CLASSIC BRITISH 2 SEATER MGB "LE" CONVERTIBLE SPORTS ROADSTER.

THE INTERIOR IS ALSO IN GOOD ORDER, ORIGINAL, CLEAN AND UNCLUTTERED. THERE ARE NO TEARS, UNSIGHTLY SCUFFS OR MARKS, SIGNS OF WEAR OR DISCOLOURATION. ALL IS IN TACT, FUNCTIONING AS INTENDED, COMFORTABLE AND PLEASANT TO THE EYE.

THE CHASSIS AND UNDERCARRIAGE IS CLEAN AND SOLID IN ALL AREAS, AS ARE THE FLOOR PANS ETC. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ROT/ RUST ANYWHERE.

THE BOOT - AGAIN VERY CLEAN, SOLID AND UN-CLUTTERED.

ENGINE BAY - AS PER THE BOOT.

ENGINE - THE ENGINE IS RELIABLE, AGILE AND RESPONSIVE, STARTS FIRST TIME OF ASKING EVERY TIME. IT SOUNDS GREAT THROUGH THE GEARBOX AND EXHAUST SYSTEM.

TRANSMISSION - THE SHORT SHIFT 4 SPEED ALL SYNCHROMESH MANUAL GEAR BOX WITH OVER-DRIVE IS LIKE THE ENGINE, AGILE, RESPONSIVE AND SMOOTH TO THE CHANGE.

BRAKES - NEW BRAKES FITTED FEBRUARY 2024 -SPOT ON !

FULL SERVICE AND OIL CHANGE UNDERTAKEN LATE MARCH 2024.


ALL IN ALL, THIS IS A FANTASTIC MG B " LE " SPORTS ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE WHICH IS MUCH ADMIRED AND SO MUCH FUN TO DRIVE. ALWAYS BRINGS AN INSTANT AND ENDURING SMILE OF PRIDE AND SATISFACTION. IT ALSO REPRESENTS A PIECE OF BRITISH MOTORING HISTORY.

THE MG B WHILE A 44 YEAR OLD HISTORIC CLASSIC VEHICLE AND THEREFORE MOT, ULEZ, CONGESTION AND TAX EXEMPT, NONETHELESS, HAS A ADVISORY FREE MOT TO 12 APRIL 2025.

THE LITTLE GEM WAS FIRST REGISTERED ON 27 APRIL 1981 AND HAS HAD MERELY 3 KEEPERS IN ITS 43 YEAR HISTORY. THE CAR IS PART OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND ONLY USED SPARINGLY IN DRY/ WARM WEATHER CONDITIONS. INDEED, OVER THE PAST 18 YEARS THIS CHERISHED CAR HAS MERELY COVERED 4661 MILES. THE MG B "LE" AS IT PRESENTS TODAY, IS A CREDIT TO IT'S KEEPERS AND THE MG MARQUE. IT IS ALSO A CLEAR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY ALIGNED TO IN-EXPENSIVE CLASSIC CAR OWNERSHIP, ENJOYMENT WITH NATURAL PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP AND AS STATED A PIECE OF BRITISH MOTORING HISTORY.

CURRENT TOTAL MILEAGE IS 102K WHICH EQUATES TO 2318 MILES PER ANNUM.

PX POSSIBILITY

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SIMPLY CALL ME ON - . TELEPHONY IS MY PREFERRED MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. IT'S NICE TO TALK ! I AM A WELCOMING, COURTEOUS AND POLITE INDIVIDUAL. UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE LEARNED FROM EXPERIENCE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO SEND EMAILS AND TEXTS ARE MERELY FILLING THEIR TIME AT THE COST OF MINE.
I HAVE VIDEOS WHICH I AM HAPPY TO SEND UPON REQUEST FROM GENUINELY INTERESTED PARTIES.
DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND AREAS CAN BE ARRANGED SUBJECT TO AGREEMENT ON COST AND FULL ADVANCE PAYMENT.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CHECK ON THE OTHER LOVELY CARS FROM MY COLLECTION.

THANK YOU.

Vehicle background

Has the vehicle ever been imported?

No

Is there any outstanding finance?

No

Has the vehicle ever been declared a total loss?

No

Has there ever been any major structural issues which needed work?

No

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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