1980 MGB ‘LIMITED EDITION’ LE, All New Parts And Refurbishments Completed By June 2019. Priced To Sell. Fully Completed With A 'NO EXPENSE' Comprehensive Rebuild And 12 Months MOT From June 2019. The Last 1000 MGBs Were Produced And Completed In October 1980 And Designated The “Limited Edition” Or LE. The LEs Were Fitted With Front Chin Spoilers And The Distinctive Triumph Stag-Type Alloy Wheels.The Roadster Version Was Finished In Bronze Metallic Paint With Gold LE Stripes Running The Length Of The Car Bodywork. This Is A Fantastic Car With Black Hide Interior & New Carpets. Having Covered A Maintained 62,000 Miles From New (Less Than 2,000 On New Engine) The Car Stands Today In Resplendent Condition. Mechanically & Cosmetically This Example Is As Good As It gets And Will Stand Any Inspection With It’s Recent MOT June 2019.
This MGB LE Was Manufactured & Registered In Abingdon On 20th February 1981, MGB Heritage reference of number 011 of 420 made. Everything Works As It Should And All Knobs, Buttons & Switches Perform To Their Individual Functionality. The Car Has Just Undergone An Extensive Restoration & Comes With A Large Photographic Record & Comprehensive History Files. Restoration Covered Every Aspect To Extraordinary Detail Across Bodywork, Electrics & Mechanicals Including, But Not Limited To:
Full Rebuild Of The Engine, Gearbox, Twin S.U. Carburettors, K&N Air Filters, Rear Suspension, Upgraded Cooling/Heating Systems, (With More Efficient New Radiator, New Heating Matrix Box, New Electric Fan, New Steering Rack, New Front Suspension, New Brakes, New Petrol Tank, New High Performance Silicone HT Leads, New Electronic Ignition, New Spark Plugs, New Battery, New Filters, New Oils And Fluids, New Stainless Steel Exhaust And New High Efficiency Exhaust Extractor Manifolds. Beautifully Detailed Engine Bay With New Engine Mounts.
The MGB Bronze Paintwork Has Settled Since It Was Taken Back To Bare Metal, Etch Primed & Repainted. It Has Been Highly Polished & There Are Lots Of Photographs Provided In The History Files To Show The Amount Of Detailed & Sympathetic Restoration Efforts Required To Achieve This Level Of Finish. The Bright Work Is In Fantastic Condition Whilst The Chromed Areas Such As The Door Handles, Screen Surround & Door Caps Show Very Well With Excellent Fit & Finish. Most Was Either Replaced Or Refurbished As Required To Retain The Authenticity & Originality. All The Glass Is In Good Condition & All Window & Bodywork Seals Replaced As Required. The Period Front Quarter Windows Also Open To Allow More Air In For Cruising. The New Stainless-Steel Piped Exhaust System Really Sounds Fantastic With The Engine.
Maximum Speed: 105 mph
95 HP @ 5500 RPM
4-Speed Manual With Overdrive On 3rd & 4th Gears Fully Refurbished 2017.
Rack and Pinion - Replaced With New One 2017.
Front: Independent Torsion Bars, Wishbones, Anti-Roll Bar
Rear: Independent, Double Spring/Shock Units, Tranverse Lower Links, Longitudinal Radius Arms - all replaced/uprated 2017.
The Black Leather Interior & Carpets Work Beautifully In Contrast To The Classic MGB LE Bronze Exterior & Has Been Completely Re-Trimmed With All New Components, Springs and Foams. The Door Cards & Sill Carpentry Presenting Neatly. Instrumentation and Switch Gear Is All Functional, Clear & Easy To Read. Furthermore, The Dash Top Was Renewed & Is Free From Any Damage As Does The New Centre Console, 4-Speed Gear Knob & Original Handbrake. The Cabin Is Elegantly Finished With The Distinguished Wooden Rimmed MGB 3-Spoke Steering Wheel. The Sun Visors Have Been Renewed To Match, And Lends Itself To An Authentic Cabin Space.
Engine & Transmission
The Recent Mechanical Overhaul Shows Pristine Presentation Alongside Very Strong, Reliable Performance. Engine Bay Is Very Clean & Nicely Presented With All Equipment Shining & Well Maintained. The Attention To Detail Of Mechanical Improvements Is Really Apparent On This Car. The Gear Changes Are Smooth As It The Exciting Performance From The 1.8 Engine & Is A Joy To Drive On The Open Road. A Recent Overhaul Of Carburettors' & Re-Jetting, Timing Set Up, New Electronic Ignition, Re-Tuning & New Spark Plugs, Filters, Distributor Cap, Coil, Silicone HT Leads, Etc. Has Seen A Dramatic Improvement In Both Performance & Fuel Economy Fed By Double S.U. Carbs. The Car Starts Instantly And Settles To A Smooth Burble On Idling. The 4-Speed Manual Box With Overdrive On 3rd & 4th Is Slick & Smooth & The Car Pulls Strongly.
Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
The Recently Replaced Five (5) Off Stag Wheels Are Complemented With Five (5) New Period Tyres To Ensure Authentic Ride & Feel. The Braking System Has Had A Significant Entire Overhaul To Ensure Performance Is A Match For The Engine, Pulling Up Quickly & Smoothly In A Straight Line. The Car Has Front Disc Brakes & Rear Drum Brakes Which Again Are All Recently Overhauled.
This MGB LE Has Led A Pampered Existence Free Of Cosmetic Anomalies That Can So Often Affect Classic Cars. The Car Has Been Sympathetically Restored Over A 2-Year Period To Ensure This Classic Wants For Nothing. With A Current Private UK Owner, A Current V5 And MOT Certification This MGB Is Fully Prepared & Ready For The Next Lucky Custodian. It Presents To An Excellent Standard & Makes For A Great Investment To Drive & Actually Enjoy! It Comes With Very Detailed History Files, Photographs, Assorted Spare Parts, Jack, Tonneau Cover, Tonneau Support Bars, Full Sized Spare Wheel, MGB Manual/Workshop Repair Book, Assorted Documents, Etc. MOT Till June 2020 (Not Required from May 2020).
Car Is Priced To Sell Due To Its Excellent Condition & Amount Of Investment In Man-Hours/Time & Extensive New Parts & Upgrades. Road Tax Exempt In 2020 And Benefits From Classic Car Insurance (Less Than £200/year Fully Comp.) No MOT Requirement In 2020 (Current MOT Is To June 2020).
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