This 1980 MGB was one of the last few built, as production ceased in
October of that year. This excellent example was first registered in 1981,
in Toronto. A sharp looking car, it never fails to attract attention.
The twin SU-carbed engine runs strong and smooth, the drive system
works well, the Radial TA tires show good tread and the interior and trunk
are fully carpeted. Could use new seat covers, but the existing originals
suffice, for now. A new radio (2015) with remote and media inputs (SD
card, USB and input jack) is installed.
The fuse panel has been replaced (2016) with modern fuses and relays to
reduce load on switches, improving reliability. Similarly, relays for the
headlights and horn save the switch points while increasing light output.
An extra powered relay is installed, ready for driving or fog lights.
New gas struts allow the hood to open fully for easier access. Gas struts
on the trunk lid are much better than the original prop device. Both short
and full-length tonneau covers are included.
The body is rust free (rust-proofed since new) and the relatively new
(2013) paint job was well done. The car is never winter driven and is
always stored inside. Tires, brake pads, and top were renewed in 2013
and the engine received a major tuneup. Mechanical work was done by
Trevor White, British Sports Car Centre in Gormley, ON.
Potential buyers should remember that this is a 38-year-old car, in very
good condition for its age, but not a concours queen. There remain many
small tasks, if your ride must be showroom perfect. Have a look at the
pictures, then email any questions.
1980 MGB Mk IV roadster, orange with black stripe, 87,500 kilometres
(54,000 miles), 4-speed, full syncro gearbox, standard shift.
A low mileage, classic sports car, in excellent condition
Engine starts easily, runs strongly with spec oil pressure
Gauges all work; BOSS radio/media player with remote
Newer (hard) brake pads and shoes; brake booster works
Cooling system works well; temp normal in all conditions
Charging system good; new alternator & newish battery
Relay kits installed for fuse panel and lighting system
Gas struts installed on hood and trunk lid for easier access
Carpeted trunk with custom spare tire cover; luggage rack
Full size spare with good tread; original jack and wrench
Chrome wheel trims; battery cut-out switch; 2 tonneaus
Black vinyl top with zip-out rear window; quarter windows
MG logo floor carpets and wheel caps
Good radials and full size spare
$6,900 ($US5,000 appr.)
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