MGB LE Roadster
|Exterior Colour:||Bronze Metallic|
|Interior Colour:||Black Leather|
|Date of Reg:||05/04/1990|
|Top Speed:||105 mph|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual With Overdrive|
|Engine Output:||97 bhp|
|Overdrive, Rear Anti-Roll Bar, 2 Speed Heater, Electric Clock, Halogen Headlights, Inertia Reel Seat Belts.|
|Pioneer Premium Sound System, K&N Air Filters, Full and Half Tonneau Covers, Wind Deflector MG Rubber Overmats, MG Factory Option Wire Wheels.|
Perfect... The original fabric stripe seats have been fully re-upholstered in black nappa leather by a specialist restorer, the original door cards, dashboard and wood trim, are all in exceptional order. All clocks, gauges and electrics work as they were intended, the wood rim Mota-Lita steering wheel as new. All switches work as they should as does the heater. The original black deep pile carpets are in exceptional order and protected by MG rubber over mats. A Pioneer Stereo has been fitted using the original speakers, we have the original MG push button radio.
The all original factory panels and paint finish are in outstanding order with no rust or blemishes with perfect shut lines and gaps. The underside is solid throughout and all original having never been undersealed.
The bright work and Triplex glass are all original and in excellent order. The original black rubber bumpers are perfect throughout with no disfiguration or scuffs. The new black mohair hood is perfect, fits snuggly and screens all very clear... Stunning.
The 5 optional factory wire wheels are in exceptional original condition, only 208 cars were produced with wire wheels. The all matching 165 R14 quality Uniroyal Rallye 380 tyres have plenty of tread remaining.
Hydraulic brake system with servo assistance, front 10.75" dia disc, rear; 10" dia drum are perfectly balanced and pull up strongly. Steering is precise and responsive.
The original matching numbers 1.8 litre B-Series o.h.v. straight four-cylinder 1798cc engine is superb. Needless to say she responds superbly, pulls strong in every gear, starts easily hot or cold, perfect oil pressure and idles faultlessly as you would expect having only covered a mere 21500 documented miles. Overdrive in 3rd and 4th gears operates in and out with ease, the gearbox and clutch are light and precise. A Full major serviced with all fluids changed, new plugs, leads, distributor cap etc. has just been carried out.
The engine and engine bay are spotless and retains all the original British Leyland factory decals... A joy to drive and show standard.
This incredible MGB LE Roadster was sold new to Mr H. Wiggins of Lichfield, Staffordshire on 26th November 1980. The vehicle at the time cost £6127 new and because of demand they were changing hands at £7800. This Limited Edition Roadster being 1 of only 420 produced and 1 of only 208 produced with factory wire wheels made it a very sought after vehicle. Mr Wiggins a car collector decided to not register the car and keep it in storage preserving it for the future.
The LE was first registered for the road on 5th April 1990 and advertised for sale in the Sunday Times and purchased by the second owner Mr J.C. Shonfeld of Stockport, Cheshire. A full 4 page detailed examination of the vehicle was carried out by Strange, Strange & Partners Vehicle Consultants, Assessors and Valuers for Mr Shonfeld 18th April 1990. The report states the vehicle at that time was purchased for £20,000.
The history file is incredible packed with hundreds of invoices and receipts for repairs and servicing, past owner details and log books etc. all dating back to when the vehicle was new in 1980. Every past MOT, 2 original keys, Heritage Certificate, original service books, owners manuals, Leyland Supercover, Leyland satisfaction cards, even the interior mirror point of sale hanging card from new are all present.
A Fresh 12 month MOT has just been completed and of course this MGB LE is HPI Clear.
In 1980 the last 1000 MGBs were produced and completed in October designated the Limited Edition. The LEs were fitted with front chin spoilers and the distinctive Stag-type alloy wheels. Wire wheels were an option on the roadster version only and the car was finished in bronze metallic paint with gold LE stripes running the length of the car bodywork. The interior was upholstered in orange and brown striped cloth trim and this last of the line MGB carried a price tag of £6,108 for the Roadster and £6,576 for the GT. A total of 420 Roadsters and 580 GTs were made before the closure of Abingdon and the last of each model now resides with the Heritage Trust alongside their famous collection of historic vehicles at the Heritage Centre, Gaydon.
Today the MGB roadster remains one of the UK’s favourite classic cars. This is an excellent opportunity to own a very rare stunning show standard MGB LE Roadster with low mileage and incredible documented history file.
Along with superb parts availability, mechanical simplicity, very practical and owners club support all combined offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the new owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.
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