198O MGB LIMITED EDITION - ORIG OWNER CAR WITH 71K ORIG MILES - O/D & RARE AC!
Price: US $11,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Make: MG
- Model: MGB
- SubModel: LIMITED EDITION WITH RARE DEALER INSTALLED A/C!
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Black
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 71,800
- VIN: GVVDJ2AG520630
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 4 cylinder 1798cc
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Champagne
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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West Coast Classics are proud to present agreat daily driving example of this rare and last year year 'Limited Edition' 1980 MGB Convertible original owner car in all original unrestored condition with a 4 speed manual transmission with rare factory overdrive and even rarer dealer installed air conditioning and beautifully presented in it's original 'Black' color paint with 'Limited Edition' graphics and 'Champagne' color seats and black carpets!
In 1979 MG introduced a handful of special models to celebrate 50 years of production at Abingdon, the 1,000 UK-market Limited Edition cars being the last built there before the factory's closure in October 1980. At the same time another Limited Edition model - an all-black roadster - was released in the USA, celebrating 30 years of MG sales there and built to that market's special requirements.
The final MGBs to be produced for 1980 were named “Limited Edition,” of which the first examples were shipped into Canada in late 1979. The Limited Edition cars for the American market were shipped to the U.S. in October of that year and came with one fan instead of two. All of these final MGBs were finished in black with gunmetal-grey side stripes along the body and a front spoiler below the polyurethane nose. Additionally, these cars came with five-spoke alloy wheels, manufactured by GKN with MG hub center appliqués, special body stripingand subtle interior upgrades and a luggage rack. A “Limited Edition” dash plaque was installed on the glovebox as well.Of all the rubber bumper cars, this is the most collectible model and the one to look for.The 1980 MGB Limited Edition was probably the best MGB ever made. The Limited Edition (Made for the USA) was shipped to the USA in 10/79 (with one fan, rather than two) and they introduced it with the Champagne interior. The manufacture of all MG’s ended in 10/1980. This particular car was builtin May of 1980.
The car was sold to its original and only registered owners on 2/11/1981 at 'Prestige Motor Cars' of Las Vegas, NV where the dealer installed air conditioning, a very unique and extraordinarily rare option in any MG as any enthusiast will confirm! The car will be sold with its original purchase order, owners handbooks, service records and window sticker. It has no rust, no accidents, it'snice original black convertible top, a full weather tonneau cover and it's original factory spare wheel and tire tools in the trunk. All the options are working as they should including all gauges and lights and the car has factory power front disc brakes and 71K original miles.
The car's factory options include:
Limited Edition Package ($600)
Special Black Paintwork
Special Alloy Wheels
185/14 Radial Tires
Air Dam Front Spoiler
Competition Type Steering Wheel
Black MG Coco Mats
Limited Edition Silver Stripe
Limited Edition I.D. Plaque
Air Conditioning (Dealer installed)
4 Speed Synchro Gearbox
Power Front Disc Brakes
Center Console with Armrest
Lockable Glove Box
This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable example of the last year of production of this classic British sports car - a nice and unblemished and all original rust free 1980 Limited Edition MGB roadster! The trunk, floor boards, rocker panels and all the typically rust prone areas are all completely solid and rust free - an obviously always garaged example! The 'Black' original color paint is in great condition as is the Champagne interior.
This car drives very well, the engine purrs imperceptibly under the hood and the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive! The temperature always remains cool and there are no noticeable oil leaks. This is a very rare example that has never been altered, never hacked or molested with speaker holes for example and with wiring that has not been tampered with. The car boasts it's original smog motor, stowage bag for the boot and tonneau covers and it's original bag with the tire changing tools. It has its original owners manual and a recent brake and fuel system service.
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer all original and unrestored example of this one owner 1980 MGB rare Limited Edition model with very rare factory overdrive transmission and extraordinarily rare dealer installed air conditioning! A legendary and very rare piece of British motoring history - the last year example and a Limted Edition to boot - perfect for the MG enthusiast or any classic British car collector!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS, LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. 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