West Coast Classics are proud to present a great daily driving example of this rare and last year year 'Limited Edition' 1980 MGB Convertible with a 4 speed manual transmission beautifully presented in it's original 'Black' color paint with 'Limited Edition' graphics and 'Black' color seats and black carpets and boasting only 25K undocumented but reportedly original miles!
In 1979 MG introduced a handful of special models to celebrate 50 years of production at Abingdon, the 1,000 UK-market Limited Edition cars being the last built there before the factory's closure in October 1980. At the same time another Limited Edition model - an all-black roadster - was released in the USA, celebrating 30 years of MG sales there and built to that market's special requirements.
The final MGBs to be produced for 1980 were named Limited Edition, of which the first examples were shipped into Canada in late 1979. The Limited Edition cars for the American market were shipped to the U.S. in October of that year and came with one fan instead of two. All of these final MGBs were finished in black with gunmetal-grey side stripes along the body and a front spoiler below the polyurethane nose. Additionally, these cars came with five-spoke alloy wheels, manufactured by GKN with MG hub center appliqus, special body striping and subtle interior upgrades and a luggage rack. The car currently has upgraded wheels but the car's original wheels are available. ALimited Edition dash plaque was installed on the glovebox as well.
Of all the rubber bumper cars, this is the most collectible model and the one to look for. The 1980 MGB Limited Edition was probably the best MGB ever made. The Limited Edition (Made for the USA) was shipped to the USA in 10/79 (with one fan, rather than two) and they introduced it with the Champagne interior. The manufacture of all MGs ended in 10/1980. This particular car was built in May of 1980.
The car has no rust, no signs of any accidents, a virtually brand new black convertible top and it's original factory spare wheel and tire tools in the trunk. All the options are working as they should including all gauges and lights and the car has factory power front disc brakes.
The car's original factory options included:
Limited Edition Package ($600)
Special Black Paintwork
Special Alloy Wheels
185/14 Radial Tires
Air Dam Front Spoiler
Competition Type Steering Wheel
Black MG Coco Mats
Limited Edition Silver Stripe
Limited Edition I.D. Plaque
4 Speed Synchro Gearbox
Power Front Disc Brakes
Center Console with Armrest
Lockable Glove Box
This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable example of the last year of production of this classic British sports car - a nice and unblemished and all original rust free 1980 Limited Edition MGB roadster! The trunk, floor boards, rocker panels and all the typically rust prone areas are all completely solid and rust free - an obviously always garaged example! The 'Black' original color paint is in great condition as is the matching interior.
This car drives very well, the engine purrs imperceptibly under the hood and the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive! This is a very rare example that has never been altered, never hacked or molested with speaker holes for example and with wiring that has not been tampered with. The car boasts it's tonneau cover and it's original bag with the tire changing tools.
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer all original and unrestored example of this 1980 MGB rare Limited Edition model! A legendary and very rare piece of British motoring history - the last year example and a Limited Edition to boot - perfect for the MG enthusiast or any classic British car collector!