1980 MGB Roadster
Only 196 miles from new; recently recommissioned with many new parts; what a cracker!
This remarkable MGB Roadster has covered only 196 miles from new and had just one owner until our vendor acquired it earlier this year.
The Heritage Certificate shows that it was built in April 1980 finished in Snapdragon Yellow with a silver and grey cloth interior, overdrive and Rostyle wheels. The supplying dealer was Gibbs of Feltham and the registration number was issued in North West London.
The miles were covered very early in the life of the car and it has never been submitted for an MOT test, the last tax disc having expired in October 1980. The V5C confirms one previous owner and the car is classified as a Historic Vehicle so it is now MOT exempt and free to tax, being currently on SORN.
We are told that the car had been stored in a dry, dark garage for 41 years when our vendor acquired it. He has fully recommissioned the car, as detailed by various invoices on file. This included removing the engine from the car and rebuilding it with new piston rings, 8 new valves and stem seals, plus all new gaskets and seals. Other work includes:
Gearbox, differential and overdrive: Replaced all fluids, ran up to operating temperature, replaced all fluids again. Checked overdrive operation.
Cooling system: Replaced radiator, water pump, thermostat, hose clips, alternator belt; checked heater matrix; new antifreeze.
Fuel system: Replaced fuel tank, sender unit, filters, fuel pump; cleaned and reset carburettors.
Braking system: Replaced front brake discs and rear wheel cylinders; cleaned out rear drums.
Electrics: Fitted new alternator, spark plugs and leads, 2 x relays; replaced steering lock and sourced two sets of keys.
New wiper blades were also fitted along with a new walnut dash and a new stainless steel exhaust system including new clamps. The exterior panels were professionally repainted in the original Snapdragon Yellow, the paintwork in the boot and the engine bay being original. The hood and the tonneau cover are original and still look virtually new. Even the tyres are original and still look as good as new but obviously, given how old they are, it would be wise to replace them before driving the car any distance. A period sales brochure and an owner's handbook are also included.
In super condition throughout and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site, this MGB Roadster is about as close as you can get to that hallowed ‘new old car’ experience. Your only dilemma will be whether to actually use it or just stash it away as an investment...
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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