1979 MGB Limited Edition Very Clean Black on Black California Car

Price: US $4,060.00 Item location: Aguanga, California, United States
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGB
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Limited Edition
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 55,000
  • Color: black
  • Engine size: 4 cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: manual
  • Drive type: rear wheel drive
  • Interior color: black
  • Options: Convertible
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1979 MG MGB

1979 MGB Limited Edition For Sale @ Californiacar.com This is a 1979 MGB Limited Edition. The special model that MG released in small numbers as a tribute to the end of production of the beloved model. The MGB is really a motoring icon and when MG pulled the plug on production it really was the end of a era. MG fans and collectors scrambled to get their hands on one of the final ones and the "Limited Edition" sold out quickly. For the North American market only 6668 examples were built in late 79 and early 80. Each car that was a part of the Limited Edition release was outfitted with several special parts that were not available on other models Front air dam L.E. Five spoke alloy wheels manufactured by GKN with MG hub center cap Silver lower body stripes Luggage rack Leather covered padded three spoke steering wheel with a special center hub. A Limited Edition dash plaque installed on the glove box This car has them all and it is in very good condition. A California car since new the car spent most of it's life in storage. The odometer reads just under 55000 miles which is thought to be correct but has not been documented. The car does show signs of a respray on the exterior but all the interior paint and under the front and rear lids is original. Extremely solid and rust free example body is very straight and as you can see in the photos...she is a pretty one! The car is not a perfect "concours" level example by any means but it is a very clean and presentable driver. There are a few chips and scratches and small flaws. The rear bumper has some scratches on the vertical surface as an example... In my picky opinion ... the car is probably a 7 1/2 out of 10. Lights are working front and rear horn functions turn signals need some fiddling and the fuel gauge recently stopped working. The clock however works as does the interior light on the dash. The Lucas electrics are typically not 100% but this is nothing new in the world of vintage British cars. The luggage rack is in excellent shape. The car has a clean California title and is currently on "Non Operation". If sold in California it will be the buyer's responsibility to handle the emissions testing etc. The car is being sold as-is where-is with no warranty. The engine room is clean and complete but shows signs of normal age and use. It looks like all the goodies are in place which is a very good thing. The engine starts quickly and runs strong. Brakes and steering are good the clutch and transmission seem quite sound. The car was recently pulled from long term storage and has been tuned and serviced. It has been driven minimally since just a few short hops around town. Only things of note in here is that the air filter and smog filter element should be changed. And the nut that holds the "cone" on the air filter top is missing. The tires on the car have good tread but have some cracks in the sidewalls. Might be a good idea to get new rubber if you plan to do a lot of driving. The car has all the proper aluminum wheels and center caps. The stripes are correct and accurate for the Limited Edition model and really look sweet. The car is very stock and unmodified adult owned well treated. The paint looks darn near flawless in these images! Up close and under bright light you can see a few slight scratches and some water spots etc. As mentioned before...it is not perfect but as you can see above it is really clean overall. Hard to see it in the pics but there is a very small "wave" in the hood in one spot where someone sat on it. There is a similar small wave in the boot lid from something leaning against it...but you only notice these in the right light at certain angles. Black shows everything and if you are as picky as I am...you will see it all. Im kind of a nut when it comes to that I suppose...everyone that sees the car thinks its awesome. The trunk is very clean the original spare is in place as well as the jack and lug wrench in their original pouches. A full tonneau cover is included. Trunk is totally solid...no rust and no signs of any repair or repainting in here. Excellent Triple wipers are one of my favorite details on these cars! Front bumper and spoiler are in nice shape. There is a small ding on the panel between the bonnet and the headlight. Panel fit is very good on this car. Underneath is all original and untouched. Very solid stuff. The dry climate has certainly served this car well. In the rest of the world finding one as dry and rust free as this one is an extreme rarity! The muffler looks good and solid. The engine sounds great and runs smooth...upon decelleration it does burble and pop a bit. I know that this is a British car thing...a part of the signature sound but I think there may be a slight exhaust leak towards the front that makes it sound just a bit out of the norm. Top frame is excelent and folds easily. Carpet is in very good shape. Door panels look very nice Seats are excellent as well. The speaker grille on the driver side is missing and I have not been able to find a replacement. The car has no radio by the way...just the factory block off plate in the console. Drivers side window is sticky. Seats are very nice Dash does have a couple cracks. The steering wheel too underneath the cover has some sun damage. October 1979 production 54k miles and change on the odometer. Actual miles are undocumented but if the interior is all original and in as nice shape as it is...it is certainly possible. Carpet is in great shape...perhaps someone that really knows these cars can tell if this is original or not. It fits well and looks great. Limited Edition dash plaque and keychain. I also have a Limited Edition baseball cap that I will throw in! The top is in really nice shape and the plastic windows are nice and clear. There is one small spot where the top frame pinched the top just behind the drivers door and the material ripped. It is a small spot that is easily patched from behind. It is small you dont really see it unless you are looking...but it is there. The rest of the top is excellent Wheels are all in nice shape and have the special center caps. The tires as mentioned have excellent tread but some sidewall cracks. The car sat in storage for 10 years prior to its revival and these are the tires that were on it. They were not flat the car was indoors but the age has left its mark. The front spoiler is a Limited Edition model item...I love the looks of it. When it comes to a "rubber bumper" MGB you just cant beat black for a body color. It just flows so nicely. In closing this is a good car and it looks like it has always been a good car. Very clean extremely solid obviously well cared for all stock no modifications. Runs well enjoyable driver with minimal quirks or issues. Available for inspection at any time happy to assist with shipping. For more details call 951-767-1600 or email oldbug@earthlink.net