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1981 MGB Roadster LE with overdrive – SOLD
More spacious than its predecessor, the MGA, the acclaimed MGB roadster was a high-performing 2-seater. The first model in the renowned MGB range, the MGB roadster had improved suspension, a faster engine, an upgraded gearbox, smaller wheels and many more changes to its robust, innovative design.
Achieving 0-60 mph in 11 seconds, with 95 bhp via its BMC B-Series engine, it had a top speed of around 105 mph. The MGB’s four-speed gearbox was later replaced with a full synchromesh unit. Electrically engaged overdrive gearboxes came as optional, there were also 11-inch disc breaks, Pirelli Cinturato radial tyres and from 1963, twin 1.1/2-inch carburettors.
After its release in 1963, the MGB went on to become one of the most popular, reliable convertible sports cars of all time. Over time, variants included the 1965 MGB GT 3-door 2+2 coupe, followed by the 6-cylinder roadster and coupe two years later, the 8-cylinder 2+2 coupe and the 1973 MGB GTV8.
Reaching the markets in 1967, the MKII’s upgrades featured synchromesh on all four gears with revised ratios, a new rear axle, an alternator in place of the dynamo and more. 1969 saw the introduction of three windscreen wipers, side marker lamps and higher seat backs with head restraints. The next ten years would see further upgrades to the exterior.
In 1979, sought-after limited editions were produced in bronze and silver for the UK market and black for the US. Although production ended in 1980, the MGB soon re-emerged in 1992 as the MG RV8.
This sought-after 1981 MGB Roadster LE is in great condition and good mechanical order. It drives very well and comes in the limited edition metallic bronze finish, that was only released to the UK market. With only 78,000 miles on the clock and MOT until 2020, this is a great opportunity to purchase a British sporting classic, that is in good-enough order for regular use, if you choose.
This limited edition of the ever-popular MGB comes with plenty of documentation, including the owner’s handbook, registration documents covering previous ownership, the original invoice from the date that it was first purchased in 1981, as well as photographs from the past. Additionally, there is a large record of its service history from an abundance of invoices detailing a wide range of maintenance and servicing history.
This is a popular British classic sports car and spare parts are always easy to find. The car is in great condition both inside and out, and comes with a long MOT that will not expire until 2020, as well as low mileage.
The mechanics of this roadster are in great order. It drives really well for its age and its B-Series 1798cc. engine is good enough order to provide plenty of memorable drives on a regular basis.
The current recorded mileage is 78,000
Exterior: Finished in limited edition metallic bronze, the roadster is in good condition, with only a few minor blemishes in the paintwork at the top of one wing. Featuring the distinctive Triumph stag-like wheels and a black soft-top. This is a great-looking car and the undercarriage is rust-free.
Interior: Inside the MGB Roadster’s classic black interior is in great condition too.
- Condition: Used
- Transmission: Manual with Overdrive
- Recorded Mileage: 78000
- Engine Size: 18000
- Cylinders: 4
- Date First Registered: 1st Feb 1981
- Drive Side: Right Hand drive
- Fuel: Petrol
- Exterior Colour: Bronze Metallic
- Interior Colour: Black
- Tax Exempt: No
- MOT Exempt: No
- Our Grading: 3