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**OCTOBER AUCTION** 1980 MG BGT

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1980 MG BGT

The car is a time-warp — having covered a genuine 23k with a documented full service history and only 2 previous owners, 1st owner until 1984, then the 2nd until 2015 when he passed away and his son inherited the car.

The vendor has kindly supplied the following information.

Up for Auction is an MGB GT with a genuine 24’000 Miles – all documented, the car has 2 previous owners.

The car has a ‘Heritage Certificate’ verifying matching numbers & Originality ref: 97/6060. Built between the 7th & 28th February 1980 & registered on the 5th March 1980 – Destination: Dutton Forshaw Limited, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The 1st owner was a Mrs Joan Gertrude Godfrey (Bicester) who owned the car until a Mr John Cooper Lester purchased the car on the 1st November 1984; this was through Austin Rover Finance Limited (original agreement within book pack – 26th October 1984).

John’s Grandson then inherited the car on the 10th June 2015 to add to his collection of both classic and modern.

I cannot emphasise how methodical John was in retaining and detailing the work throughout the cars life, please call in and peruse over the file.

Notes can be seen in the Drivers Handbook on page 71, John noted that on the 20th May 1985 the car had covered 9’700 Miles.

The car has an impeccable service history record, just a few notes to point out:

  • Stainless steel exhaust fitted on the 19th June 1987
  • V8 Wishbone Bushes fitted on the 14th April 1989
  • Renewed Prop-shaft Joint on the 22nd April 1998
  • Flywheel & Clutch Kit – invoice date: 24th February 2000
  • Twin Fans – invoice date: 19th May 2000
  • Electronic Ignition – invoice date: 15th August 2003
  • Electronic Fuel pump fitted on the 14th August 2007
  • Unleaded Head fitted on the 14th September 2009
  • New Battery fitted on the 5th October 2017

The most recent service was carried out on the 5th October 2017 – 23’768 Miles that included a strip-down of the carburettors, supply & fit rear Brake Hydraulic Cylinders & carry out a Lubrication Service.

Mot History:

  • 6th April 1988 – 11’523 Miles
  • 7th April 1989 – 11’731 Miles
  • 18th April 1990 – 12’573 Miles
  • 15th April 1991 – 12’902 Miles
  • 16th April 1992 – 13’388 Miles
  • 15th April 1993 – 13’994 Miles
  • 17th April 1994 – 14’967 Miles
  • 7th April 1995 – 16’153 Miles
  • 15th April 1996 – 17’294 Miles
  • 2nd April 1997 – 18’142 Miles
  • 22nd April 1998 – 18’825 Miles
  • 26th May 1999 – 19’607 Miles
  • 16th May 2000 – 20’379 Miles
  • 24th May 2001 – 21’070 Miles
  • 14th June 2002 – 21’624 Miles
  • 29th May 2004 – 22’113 Miles
  • 20th June 2005 – 22’658 Miles
  • 27th June 2006 – 22’822 Miles
  • 5th July 2007 – 22’963 Miles
  • 17th September 2008 – 23’249 Miles
  • 10th September 2009 – 23’305 Miles
  • 21st October 2010 – 23’476 Miles
  • 15th June 2012 – 23’538 Miles
  • 17th June 2015 – 23’568 Miles
  • 27th September 2017 – 23’768 Miles
  • A fresh MOT will be supplied September 2018.

Other notes to include, there is a Newspaper article within the File dated: 30th July 1996 detailing the mileage at 17K & explaining the MG is one of the last to be built at Abingdon, photos of the owners other vehicle can be seen which was a 1958 MGA 1500 Roadster (of which John’s Grandson still owns).

The car whilst in John’s ownerships was Garaged, Likewise in his Grandson’s ownership. Numerous photographs are within the File, One of which shows the car having seat covers fitted.

The Britax Sunway 2 Sunroof works perfectly & does not leak!

The car has excellent oil pressure and the overdrive works perfectly, all matching Firestone F-560 Tyres are like new. The car still retains its original cassette player.

Cars like this with low ownership, genuine low mileage & Rust free are rare, don’t miss-out!

Due on site for our OCTOBER AUCTION.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

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Thank you

Specification

  • Year: 1980
  • Make: MG
  • Model: BGT
  • Registration: EJO325V
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1798
  • MOT Expiry Date: 28-09-2018
  • Estimate: £6750 ~ £7750
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