No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

This 1980 MG MGB Roadster was acquired by the seller in 2023 and is said to have been serviced circa 2015 with work involving repainting the body in brown and rebuilding the cylinder head. Power is provided by a 1.8-liter inline-four that drives the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. It has been modified with a Weber carburetor, a Hi-Torque starter, aftermarket exhaust components, drilled and slotted brake rotors, and a Moto-Lita steering wheel. The car also has beige vinyl upholstery, a soft top, a rear luggage rack, and 14″ wire wheels with knock-off hubs. This MGB is offered at no reserve with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, service records, spare parts, and Maine registration.

No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

The car left the factory finished in Russet Brown and was repainted under previous ownership. It has a soft top, a top boot, a Moss Motors front air dam, a rear detachable luggage rack, twin exhaust outlets, and black rubber bumpers. Noted flaws include wear on the windshield and cracks in the paint. The windshield washer pump has been removed. Touch-up paint and a suitcase will accompany the vehicle.

No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

The 14″ wire wheels wear knock-off hubs and 175-series Cooper Sportmaster GLT tires that were reportedly mounted in 2024. Braking is provided by power-assisted front discs with cross-drilled and slotted rotors that were installed under previous ownership as well as rear drums.

No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

The refreshed cabin houses seats that have been reupholstered in beige vinyl as well as a color-coordinated shift boot and door panels. The center console is padded, and a wood shift knob has been added. The left lower seat webbing needs to be replaced.

No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

The leather-wrapped Moto-Lita steering wheel fronts a tachometer accompanied by an 85-mph speedometer, an analog clock, and auxiliary gauges for fuel level and oil pressure. The six-digit odometer shows 74k miles, approximately 400 of which were added under current ownership.

No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

The 1.8-liter inline-four has been fitted with a Weber carburetor, a tubular exhaust header, an aluminum radiator, and a Hi-Torque starter. The engine is said to have been overhauled circa 2015 with work involving rebuilding the cylinder head, installing flat-top pistons, and replacing the oil pump, cylinder head gasket, valve springs, timing cover seals, and exhaust header. The seller notes the carburetor and valves were adjusted and the valve cover gasket, spark plugs, starter relay solenoid, radiator, and radiator fan and coolant temperature sending units were replaced under current ownership. A video showing compression test readings can be viewed in the gallery.

No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

Power is routed to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. A coating has been applied to underside surfaces, and a PaceSetter muffler has been installed. The axle seals were replaced under current ownership according to the seller. A dent on the fuel tank is noted along with signs of repair on the driver’s side floor pan, photos of which are shown in the gallery. The seller reports the reverse light switch works intermittently and needs replacement.

No Reserve: 1980 MG MGB Roadster

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate lists colors, factory equipment, and a March 24, 1980 final build date.

The car does not have a title, as it is registered in a state that does not issue titles for a vehicle of its age. It is being sold on its registration.

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