MGB ROADSTER LE (LIMITED EDITION). 1981 - 48K FROM NEW. RARE WIRE WHEEL OPTION.
1981 MGB Roadster LE- with the rare painted wire wheel option(never came with chrome wires). In 1981 the MGB was made in a Limited edition forma. 580 were the GT version and 420 were Roadsters. All convertibles were produced in metallic Bronze with the famous deckchair interior and Gold decals. Out of this total only 208 were produced with the wire wheel option from factory. Not sure how many are left now but a rare sight. Even more rare is when you find one that is very original and with only circa 48k miles with history going back to new. Indeed some features are still apparent 40 years later. The number plates still support the original dealer name from Plymouth Devon. The Leyland dealership obviously no longer exists but the actual garage does. This car was built in September 1980 making it a very early LE and was 1st sold by said dealer in March 1981. In the history file is the original service book with the same dealer stamp 1st in the book. Also some of the original docs you obtained with the car new, instruction book, Radio handbook, even the British Leyland insurance cover plan card that hung on the rear view mirror. There is even nearly all tax discs from 1986. As well as the original dealer plates, the original Radiomobile radio is in place, there is still the original Leyland stickers still on the air cleaners etc.
The bodywork and paint are very good indeed there are no rust issues at all, this rare roadster has not had a full restoration so panel gaps etc are as you would expect. There has obviously been some things changed but all as per original. The convertible roof is as new and there is the addition of a full tonneau cover and a half tonneau cover for when the roof is down as seen in the pics. The front and rear bumpers are excellent and have no splits. The original painted wire wheels have been re painted in original silver and are perfect. They are shod with fairly new radials which have hardly any wear. The headlamps have been converted to H4 halogen lamps. A stainless exhaust in now in place. Underneath and in the engine bay it has been Zibarted some time ago to preserve for many years. Should you require the nice period stainless luggage rack we can supply and fit at cost.
Not only is there a lot of documentation like previous MOTs and receipts etc to support the low miles it is evident when driving the car. It is comfortable and tight in feel and is a joy to be out in. The overdrive performs as it should with the original switch on top of the gearstick. Even the cigar lighter (12 volt supply) as we now call it, still works, useful for sat nav.
To summarise a low mileage MGB in excellent condition with no issues that has just 1 month ago celebrated it 40th birthday so is now tax and MOT exempt. Wonderfully original with all its original equipment as it left the factory. Becoming very rare now as only 208 ever produced, many of which are no longer around. Will only get rarer. Very well priced with restored examples now selling for 16-17k.
trailered transport anywhere in the UK offered at cost, part ex welcome for similar standard classics.