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Time-warp 1980 MG B GT goes to auction

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A 1980 MG B GT in time-warp condition with an incredibly low mileage will be offered by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) in its biggest sale ever on April 1 & 2 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Presented in spectacular, original condition, the right-hand drive manual MG B GT was first registered on September 17, 1980, the last year of production, and will be offered at auction at an estimate of £12,000 to £15,000.

This amazing MG has had just one registered owner from new who has preserved the car to appear as it did the day he purchased it. Not only has it barely been touched, it has hardly been driven with just 1,500 miles recorded since leaving the British Leyland dealership in September 1980.

The car has spent over 30 years in dry storage, remaining almost untouched other than to be treated with rustproofing to be serviced in April 1982. It was made ready for the road in December 2014, and shortly after enjoyed its first ever MoT with 1,348 miles showing.

Today the car presents beautifully in its original Brooklands Green paintwork with the rare orange and brown ‘Deckchair’ trim, as well as the chrome works, glass, headlining, dashboard and carpets all retained in very good condition.

“This is a genuine, preserved, unrestored example of a much-loved and enjoyable, classic British sports car,” said Nigel Gough, classic car specialist, 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.”

Included in the sale is original documentation including the initial bill of sale, an invoice for ‘Protectol’ rustproofing service costing £112.00 and the original service book with one entry on April 26, 1982, indicating a mileage at that point of 984.

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