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Key Information

Lot number
118
Sale Price
£8,736
Make & Model
MGB Roadster
Registration
ORY280W
Year
1981
Colour
Yellow
Engine Size
1,798 cc
Chassis No.
GVADJ1AG516457
Engine No.
36785
Documents
V5C; MOT September 2021 with no advisories; 11 old MOTs; invoices; Heritage Certificate

Full Description

1981 MGB Roadster

Last-of-the-line MGB in cracking order throughout; over £6,500 spent on improvements; new interior; Mohair hood; Minilite-style alloys; just serviced; looks great in Snapdragon Yellow

Built just four months before production finally came to an end after a hugely successful 18-year run, this gorgeous MGB Roadster comes with a Heritage Certificate showing that it left the factory in June 1980 en route to distributors Bewac Ltd of Coventry. Finished in Snapdragon Yellow with a silver/grey cloth interior it had overdrive and Rostyle wheels.
It had three owners up until 2014 when it was acquired by the Chairman of the Devon branch of the MGOC who promptly set about a thorough refurbishment as detailed in many invoices on file, the intention being to preserve as much originality as possible.
It seems that dozens of components were renewed – hood; hood frame; tyres; Minilite-style alloys; window rubbers; speedo cable; fuel tank sender unit; bonnet soundproofing; badges; mirrors; door catches – the list goes on and on. The engine was decoked and fitted with new gaskets; stud bolts; water pump; filters; hoses; fan belt; gaskets; rocker cover; carburettor parts etc. A quick tot up shows that over £3,000 was spent on parts alone.
Our vendor acquired the car in 2020 and has improved it still further, fitting a complete new interior including carpets; underfelt; sound proofing; door cards; crackle-finish dashboard; brand new leather seats; wood-rim steering wheel; mohair hood, hood cover and tonneau cover. He also had it thoroughly serviced with various new parts, the invoices for all this lot coming to some £3,500.
As you can see in the photos, the car is now in sparkling condition throughout and comes with a dozen old MOTs to show that the indicated mileage of 86,200 is correct, the current MOT running until September 2021 with no advisories recorded. Altogether, a cracking MG all round.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email james.dennison@brightwells.com