DRY STORED FOR 30 YEARS!
1500-MILE MGB FOR SALE FULL STORY
An immaculate 1980 MGB GT that’s been dry stored for more than 30 years is to go under the hammer at the end of March.
The car has covered just 1500 miles from new and is finished in Brooklands Green with orange seats.
It was last used when Stevie Wonder was still topping the pop charts, so it’s needed no restoration work and is completely original.
‘This is a genuine, preserved, unrestored example of a much-loved and enjoyable classic British sports car,’ says Nigel Gough, classic car specialist at CCA. ‘Rarely do we see a car of this age with such a low mileage, and the owner has clearly kept the car this way intentionally to create what we call a time-warp example of the model, which is highly collectible.’
‘This near 37-year-old car is something special. It’s a little piece of late summer in 1980.’
Documentation, including the original bill of sale and service book, are included with the car. In the service book is a stamp dated 26 April 1982 showing that the car had just 984 miles on the clock. There is also a receipt for Protectol rustproofing, which cost the original owner £112.
The car will be sold at Classic Car Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC, 31 March-1 April.
This MGB scored four out of five on Classic Car Auction’s rating scale, meaning it regards it as being ‘very good.’