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1980 MG BGT


1980 MG BGT

Stunning in black with superb original grey upholstery. The comprehensive history folder includes a substantial number of receipts together with MOT certificates back to 1993 and an HPi history check dated November 2017 showing all clear.

Most importantly the retention of the original Supercover handbook portfolio is an added bonus as it includes the original Passport to Service showing 6 service stamps, all of which confirm its current recorded mileage of just 31,000.

Owned and entered by a well respected regular supporter of the auction who has enjoyed owning the vehicle over recent months. Fitted sunroof, rostyle wheels, overdrive gearbox, etc.

Much admired by classic enthusiasts while on display in our showroom. Spare keys are also included. Rarely do we see such a genuine, original GT - especially in the most popular colour.

The vendor has also kindly supplied the following information.

MGB GT Registration: DDK 131W with overdrive.

Date of registration: 1st August 1980 (Runs on Unleaded fine as it’s the later head. – high Octane).

Covered a GENUINE 31’000 Miles (NMR Check carried out).

The car was purchased new by a gentleman called ‘Keith’ from JC Mciver & Co Ltd who are still trading today. I’ve personally spoken to Keith and his son (17th January 2018); the car was dried stored for many years. When traded in, it had only covered 1000 Miles.

Then car was then re-purchased and allegedly remained in the same family, Husband, Wife then Daughters (registered in their names).

HPI Clear  (Certificate in book-pack, dated: 19th November 2017)

The MG comes with its original service book & Manual, showing the 1st owner (J.C. MCIVER & CO Limited) detailing services from 12’391 Miles to 24’000 Miles in 2005, thereafter various invoices.

I’d like to say the car has had new replacement body parts, but it hasn’t, all appear original and genuine, a sound base for a stunning genuine MG.

The underside has not been heavily coated in the dreaded under-seal, I’ve left this so one can see how solid and original it is. Only signs of surface oxidation in areas, this can be lightly sanded and treated with waxoyl.

Recent x 4 tyres, service (to include a full carb tune-up, HT Leads, Plugs, Points, Distributor cap, Coil) and the car benefits from a front brake upgrade kit and a Full Stainless exhaust system (inc Manifold).

Receipt also shows a new clutch & slave cylinder was fitted at 29’997 Miles.

Rare Twin gull-wing sunroof.

The engine pulls extremely well, Oil pressure, as it should, no knocks, bangs, whines etc.

A very honest car that will be sadly missed.

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  • Lot Number: 63
  • Year: 1980
  • Make: MG
  • Model: BGT
  • Registration: DDK 131W
  • Engine Size: 1798cc
  • Current Milometer Reading: 31,000
  • MOT Expiry Date: 20-10-2018
  • Estimate: £4950 - £5950