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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.’

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