1980 MG MGB Roadster - Recent Updates, Great Condition
1.8 L B-Series I4 with a four-speed manual gearbox and electronic overdrive. Oversize wheels and tires. Panasonic CD am/fm sound with Bose speakers.
Recent part replacement.
2016 - Upgraded carb, intake and header.
2018 - New starter and ring gear.
2018 - New rear seal.
2018 - New seats, door panels and floor mats.
2019 - New fuel pump and battery.
Produced from 1962 until 1980, the MGB roadster was a pure two-seater sportscar featuring a 1.8 L 4-cylinder mated to a 4-speed automatic. Although producing only 92 hp, its curb weight of just over 2,000 lbs made it significantly lighter than the average American sports car of its time, which had wide appeal for someone seeking a peppy, superbly handling and reliable mode of transport. Indeed, the MGB and its variants were a global success story, selling well over half a million units—300,000 in the US alone—before British Leyland closed the factory in Abingdon in 1980, ending production.
This lovely example is from the series’ last model year and is equipped with convertible soft top. It has been subject to an expert mechanical inspection and features recent updates to bring the vehicle back to life. This is, in many ways, a time-capsule car.
There are some minor aesthetic shortcomings not atypical of a car of its age. A small section of dashboard is cracked in an inconspicuous area on the passenger side. A 3-inch section of fabric is ripped where the convertible top meets the driver’s side window, near the A-pillar. This does not affect the integrity of the roof itself and should be an easy repair. The passenger side mirror is missing, as is a single clip holding a corner of the soft-top to the body.
Sold to settle an estate. Extremely fun, dependable sports car priced to sell.
Located in Washington