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1980 MG MGB incredible time capsule original 18K miles rust free mint

1980 MG MGB B

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MGB
SubModel: B
Type: Convertible
Year: 1980
Mileage: 18,500
Color: Orange
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States

Description for MG MGB 1980


Roadster Salon is nationally recogized as the premier restoration and engineering company that specializes in Italian convertibles. We have now expanded our reach to include select British treasures like the MGB, riumph TR6, R8, nd Spitfire---as well as vintage German classics like Mercedes SL converibles.

For the MGB, e offer low mile original examples like this lovely 1980 time capsule with factory overdrive. Roadster Salon currently has a large selection of 1963-1980 MGB's available for restoration. We also have nearly a dozen Triumph models from 1972-1981.

Aside from original cars, hich are inspected and certified road worthy, e have two fixed price restoration packages available based on MGB and Triumph platforms. Ask about our custom restoration programs for other makes.

Our original 1980

A time capsule MGB! This car is in a beautiful, nrestored state. The paint appears to be mostly in original condition. Interior is spectatular, s the photos will attest. No mechanical issues or concerns on this incredible 18K original mile stunner. While not a Roadster Salon restoration, he car has been inspected by our service department and any pressing concerns addressed. This is just one of the 15 MGB convertibles we have in stock in a variety of colors from 1963-1980 model years.

MG's continue to appreciate along the same lines as the Fiat Spider and Alfa Romeo Spider. This is the final model year that the MG was produced for sale in the United States. The Cars That Matter Guide and NADA classic car guide places the value of low mile original examples as high as $25K.

Cosmetic Impressions

First and foremost---No evidence of any previous accident history or rust.

If the car reaches our target price, e will include a brand new convertible top, hich we will install before delivery. Let us be exact in our description. For a 30 year old car, he paint is spectacular. There are no significant scratches or dings to mar the car's cosmetic near show quality presentation. We believe the paint to be original.

The interior condition is paticularly note worthy. It looks beautifully preserved in its original state. No signs of wear on the seats. Door panels and dash look fresh. Carpets have only minor pilling. Really nice overall. A+

Mechanical Condition and Driving Impressions

This MG has been fully inspected by our service department. There were no significant mechanical issues revealed, ther than some dry hoses and gaskets--which were replaced. This car has been very well maintained.

While it ultimately is impossible to document a 30 year old car's mileage with absolute certainty. we are confident that the miles indicated are accurate. Carpet wear, edals, nd switches all appear to be from an under 20K mile car. A simple test drive also reinforces our opinion of the authenticity of the odometer. This sweetheart is going to make a British car fan very happy. No issues. Engine and transmission are solid as a rock. No smoke, o smells--just ready to roll. Bottom line is that this MG is a rare find that can be shown or driven to your delight.

Due to the sensitive nature of keeping the original low miles on this car, e limited the test drive to about 50 miles, ather than the usual 200-300 that we normally run. However, here was nothing that occurred during our time with the car that changed our opinion that this is a lovely throwback to a bygone era. It should bring many miles of joy to its next owner.

Market Value

We are offering this car in a non auction format, s that has been our most successful way to market vintage automobiles. We welcome questions and offers, lthough we are well aware of the car's value. Please do not waste our time with unrealistic offers. Our asking price is appropriate consideringthis is an 18k mile original car, ith no significant concerns.

Upgrade packages-----The MG Ace

Choose a chassis from our rust free inventory, r even provide your own. The Ace package provides new interior and fresh exterior cosmetics to complement basic mechanical repairs and updates. Color changes are available at an additional charge. All wear items are replaced, nd basic drive line repairs made. New convertible top and tires. Projects are turn-key and come with our warranty. Priced from $24,995

"The MGB Posh"

The Posh version comes from British slang meaning "luxury". This model is similar in approach to our Italian Spider restoration-- the Avanzato.

Engine and transmissions are removed and fully rebuilt. All wear items like suspension components and braking are replaced. Interior is removed, ub treated, nsulated and new leather applied. Exterior is a bare metal re-spray, n any color of your choosing. Tremendous value here. MG models include light weight pre-1974 bumpers, ngine upgrades, nd real wire wheels as standard equipment. Options like chassis bracing and brake upgrades are available.

Starting at $39,995, hich includes the chassis cost and our exclusive warranty.

Thanks again and happy bidding.