1978 MGB Roadster
Tidy rubber bumper B that's been in the same family since 1980 and showing just 59,556 miles remaining garaged since 2013; runs but clutch pedal seized - ready for some light recommissioning
Supplied new by Archers of Shirley, Solihull in March 1978, this tidy MGB Roadster has retained its rubber bumpers where so many have been converted and looks all the more jolly for it.
Sitting on its original Rostyle wheels and fitted with a black vinyl roof, contrasting nicley with the orange bodywork, it presents well with chrome sill plates fitted and black vinyl interior piped white.
The odometer shows just 59,556 miles which is believed to be correct, given the car was bought by our lady vendor’s father in 1980, passing to her in 2013. The car has clearly had some restorative work (although undocumented) but has seen only very limited, occasional dry summer use in her tenure.
Prior to coming to us, the clutch pedal has lost resistance, so we have been unable to drive it for the usual video and pushed it gently around for these images. The underside looks to have been liberally coated in protective wax-oil, the brightwork shiny and the paint offers a deep sheen and the interior very tidy as with the hood.
The history file includes the V5C confirming just three former owners to our vendor, a note from the vendor referring to “Toni” (the reg is TON 106S) confirming the car to have been bought by our vendor’s father in 1980. He kept it in a heated garage before passing to his daughter in 2013 who since married and has no use for the car. The note also suggests the car was driven into the garage in the mid-90’s and hasn’t seen rain for more than 20 years!
In addition, we also find the original owner’s pack with manual, original Leyland AA warranty with card and supporting letter to the first owner, Mr G. Ford and original Passport to Service showing just one stamp in February 1979 at 06340 miles, an old style V5 confirming two former keepers to our vendor’s father, and three old MOTs from 1981 at 17,675 miles, 1996 at 59,402 miles and 2013 at 59,461 miles plus a copy old MOT from 1986 at 46,729 miles.
We also find some historic bills on file for parts including a new brake hose in 2015 and other sundries, many however undated.
An exciting opportunity to climb into a low owner, low mileage later model ‘B in classic colours which looks to be in nice order with a few little jobs to enjoy doing before she hits the road again.
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Reg No: TON106S
Chassis Number: GHN5456720G
Engine Number: 21312
Engine Size: 1796
Docs: V5C, old style V5; old bills; note from vendor; 3 old MOTs
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