1979 MGB Limited Edition
The MGB is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed from 1962 until 1980 by the British Motor Corporation, later the Austin-Morris division of British Leyland, as a four cylinder, soft-top sports car. It was announced and its details first published on 19 September 1962. Replacing the MGA in 1962, production of the MGB and its variants continued until 1980. Development of the MGB started at least as early as 1958 with a progressive, modern design in 1962, utilizing a unitary structure. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind up windows were standard, and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom. A parcel shelf was fitted behind the seats. The MGB achieved a 0–60 mph time of just over 11 seconds. The three-bearing 1,798 cc B-Series engine produced 95 hp at 5,400 rpm upgraded in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft. The MGB was one of the first cars to feature controlled crumple zones designed to protect the driver and passenger in a 30 mph impact with an immovable barrier.
In March 1979 British Leyland started the production of black painted limited edition MGB roadsters for the US market, meant for a total of 500 examples. Due to a high demand for the limited edition model, production ended with 6,682 examples. This is a documented ownership history car with only ultra low mileage 14k miles. It has all of the MG Limited features of: 15 inch alloy wheels, front air spoiler, special stripping, leather wrapped wheel, and dash plaque. The car also has factory tonneau cover, owners manual, and jacking tools with original bag. There is a great paper file with owner ship records as well. This is a never rust or damaged MGB roadster with original paint and interior. It has all of the factory emission equipment in place and fucntioning. This Limited B is the closest example to a brand new car we have seen since 1979. Come in see it and drive it to relive the new car feel.
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