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1980 MG MGB Limited Edition with O/D

1979 MG MGB

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MGB
Type: Convertible
Trim: Roadster
Year: 1979
Mileage: 55,000
VIN: GHN5UL0499268G
Color: Black
Engine: 4 cylinder 1800cc
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual + Over drive
Drive type: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Austin, TX, United States

Description for MG MGB 1979

This auction is for an original, Limited Edition, California, MGB roadster. Having been built in December of 1979 purchased new and first registered in 1980 this one of the very last MGB’s made. An original black overdrive car it has only covered just over 54K miles from new. It still retains its factory paint (except for the hood) and is an extremely original example. It runs and drives very well and is very straight and tidy. It is just a lovely example of an original classic, cars like this are increasingly hard to find. It has always been garaged and well looked after and has never been in an accident or driven in any harsh conditions. After it was purchased it was driven daily for the first ten years and since then has been used very sparingly. It has not been sitting for years so it does not suffer from the problems that brings. It has a clear California title and is licensed until July 2016.
All The panels are straight, the gaps are good. The driver’s door is starting to show the usual crack (very very small) by the quarterlight, passenger side is fine. The doors close very easily. All the locks work including the glove box. There are a number of small chips around the car, however the car is still very presentable and still holds a decent shine. The windows wind up and down easily and the original Triplex glass is in good condition all round, very few windshield chips.
The interior is incredibly good for being 35 years old. The carpet is original and is missing on the driver’s sill area. The rubber mats are still in excellent condition. The dash has one small crack in the top which is covered by a dashmat. The rest of it is fine. The original seats are still quite firm. Door panels are nice and straight.Also in the trunk is an LE spare wheel with good tire and original tools. The convertible top (zip out rear window) has nice clear windows but has a couple of small areas where the vinyl has torn, nothing serious and it is fully functional and has a good frame.
The engine starts easily from cold and pulls smoothly and powerfully, with no unwanted noise or any sign of smoke. the engine is quiet and more powerful than most late B’s. It has good oil pressure and the gauges all seem accurate. It does not overheat. the car is surprisingly dry, very unusual!
The overdrive gearbox is not noisy and shifts easily. The overdrive works flawlessly. The clutch feels good, no sign of slipping. The steering is smooth and precise with no play. The brakes feel good, and it pulls up nice and straight without any noise or fuss. The parking brake works well. The suspension feels fine on the road and the rear axle is quiet.
Overall the car drives very well.