1980 MG MGB MK IV Roadster Vehicle Profile

1980 MG MGB MK IV photograph

1980 MG MGB MK IV photograph

1980 MG MGB MK IV1980 MG MGB MK IV
Roadster
The MGB Roadster was introduced in 1962 as a replacement for the MGA. In 1965, a Pininfarina of Italy designed GT Coupe version arrived. It had a fastback bodyshell and two occasional rear seats which, when folded flat, offered a generous load platform accessible via the rear tailgate. The GT was fitted with a robust five-bearing B-Series engine. During its production lifespan, over 125,000 examples of the MGB GT were built.

MG introduced the MKII model in 1967. This version came with an updated manual gearbox with revised ratios and synchromesh on all gears. An optional Borg Warner automatic unit was available. Other changes included a revised rear axle and a switch from dynamos to alternators.

In 1969, Rostyle wheels replaced the prior pressed steel versions as standard equipment.

In 1972, the MKIII version was introduced. It has a new fascia and improved heater.

In 1974, the MGB received its biggest visual change when steel reinforced rubber bumpers replaced the chrome ones. The ride height was also raised by one inch.

1980 was the last year for the MGB Roadster and 399,070 examples were said to have been produced during an 18 year period with the United States being the predominant market. In commemoration of the final year of production, British Leyland introduced a USA version Limited Edition All Black equipped with special and unique features in 1980. They had a front air dam spoiler, special L.E. (Limited Edition) five spoke alloy wheels (similar to a Triumph Stag) with MG hub center appliques, three spoke steering wheel with a special center hub, silver lower body stripes, and a luggage rack. A Limited-Edition dash plaque was installed on the glove box.

This particular example is a Limited Edition MGB Roadster. Its odometer currently shows just 6,000 miles. It has its original paint and interior.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2017


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 3
2018 3
2017 6
2016 5
2015 12
2014 7
2013 6
2012 3
2011 6
2010 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$8,507$11,5503
2018$9,100$18,7003
2017$8,297$13,2506
2016$11,628$20,5005
2015$7,724$21,95112
2014$8,305$12,9217
2013$6,867$12,5006
2012$4,623$6,8343
2011$11,951$17,0006
2010$10,117$13,2002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1980 sales)
1980 MG MGB CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: GVVDJ2AG520841
Sold for $6,820
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1980 MG MGB
Chassis#: GVVDJ2AG501650
Sold for $7,150
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1980 MG B Convertible
Sold for $11,550
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1980 MG B Limited Edition
Sold for $7,500
  2018 Leake - Dallas Fall 2018
 
1980 MG BGT
Chassis#: GVGEJ1AG512456
Sold for $1,100
  2018 Anglia Car Auctions : June 2018
 
1980 MG B Limited Edition
Sold for $18,700
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1980 MG B Roadster
Sold for $9,000
  2017 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1980 MG B Roadster
Sold for $4,500
  2017 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1980 MG B Limited Edition
Sold for $13,250
  2017 GAA : November
 
1980 MG MGB Mk IV
Sold for $5,280
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1980 MG B Limited Edition
Sold for $13,250
  2017 GAA : July
 
1980 MG B Roadster
Sold for $4,500
  2017 Mecum : Denver
 
1980 MG B Limited Edition Roadster
Chassis#: GVVDJ2AG520630
Sold for $4,750
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1980 MG MGB Limited Edition Roadster
Sold for $7,425
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1980 MG B Roadster
Sold for $20,500
  2016 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1980 MG B Roadster
Chassis#: GVADJ1AG518018
Sold for $16,467
  2016 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1980 MG B
Sold for $9,000
  2016 Silver Auction - Portland Spring
 
1980 MG B Limited Edition Roadster
Sold for $8,500
  2015 Mecum : Austin
 
1980 MG B Limited Edition Roadster
Sold for $10,500
  2015 Mecum : Austin
 
1980 MG B LIMITED EDITION
Sold for $8,500
  2015 Leake Auction - Dallas
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1980 MG MGB MK IV's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1980 MG B Roadster 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$7,000  
1980 MG B RoadsterGVADJ1AG5155682018 H & H Auction Imperial War Museum, Duxford $8,000$10,000
1980 MG B Limited Edition Convertible 2018 Mecum : Dallas$6,000  
1980 MG B Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$8,000  
1980 MG B Roadster LE 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $35,000$45,000
1980 MG BGT 2016 Barons : Annual Christmas Classic Sandown Park   
1980 MG MGB 2016 GAA : July 2016$6,000  
1980 MG B 2016 Carlisle Auctions : Spring Carlisle   
1980 MG B Convertible 2015 Mecum : Houston   
1980 MG B Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$6,500  
1980 MG B Convertible 2013 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa Ok$7,500  
1980 MG MGB Limited Edition Roadster 2013 Auctions America Auburn Spring$4,900  
1980 MG MGB Limited Edition Roadster 2013 Auctions America Spring Carlisle$12,500  
1980 MG B 2009 Carlisle Auction 09 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction$10,000  
1980 MG B ROADTER 2003 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$4,000  
1980 MG B ROADSTER 2003 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$4,000  
1980 MG B CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$6,800  

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