Some of the greatest cars rolled off the factory floors of British automotive manufacturers like MG, even in the face of strikes and disruptions. Many of these cars still run to this day and have become highly collectible as a result. Amongst the crowd, one type of car really stood out, quintessential British roadsters. Looking to get in on that British roadster action? This 1980 MG MGB MK IV (that’s Mark 4 for you) is a delightful option. It’s located in Pennsylvania and with just a reported 34,101 original miles on the clock, this can be your way of popping down the hood and driving off into the sunset. What’s better? This is a single-owner example and is reportedly for sale by the original family who bought it 41 years ago. The car also comes with some of the original sale and service documents.
When you think of roadsters you always think of fun and playful, this factor makes finding the right color to reflect this personality quite tricky, but this 1980 MG MGB MK IV with its orange exterior sure looks just right. Being a low mileage car, it still has a lot of its original features and parts. The car proudly sits on the original MG Rostyle wheels with all 4 tires having been replaced in 2020 make them fairly new. Pop the trunk and you find the 5th original Rostyle wheel as a spare, a rare occurrence in such cars. The external luggage rack augments storage space for your convenience too. A sporty exterior calls for an equally sporty interior and the black interior on this car fits the bill quite well. The interior componentry on the car is also in great condition considering its age with the original MG steering wheel adding on that original touch. Notice that it’s free of many modern distractions? That’s so that you can enjoy the car down the right sort of road uninterrupted.
The MGA had set the bar high in terms of driving pleasure, but the MGB also had to factor in reliability. This was where the legendary 1.8L B-series engine came to life. This in-line four-cylinder engine was around for 18 years powering all the MGB’s during that time and this 1980 MG MGB MK IV is no different. A cherry on the cake is that it’s reportedly a numbers-matching engine and transmission combo. Whilst 95hp is not a lot now, it was plenty for 1980, and still enough to hustle this pert flyweight at a decent pace. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox with switchable overdrive as can be observed on the top of the gear knob.
Car Location: Pennsylvania Reported to be for sale by the original family, first owners 34104 original miles reported Orange exterior Black interior Reported to be a numbers matching motor and transmission All four tires replaced in 2020 Exterior luggage rack Manual transmission Some original sale and service documents are available
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