Stock # EV562
Mileage: 11,275
Manual 5-Speed

1980 MGB V6
Purple / Black
4.3L 262cid Chevrolet V6 / 5spd Manual
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Evolve Motors & Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this monster of a 1980 MGB
This is one of those cars that we came across in passing and just knew we had to have it. There's something so right about the short, stubby MGB with the addition of sidepipes, a hood scoop, a ducktail spoiler, and drag-racer-look wheels. The 4.3L Chevy motor, originally from a S10 Blazer, completely changes the character of the car. The car looks, sounds, and drives angry. It's a real crowd pleaser; people get a kick out of seeing the muscle-car approach applied to the tame little cruiser that is the MGB. Modifications aren't limited to the GM motor and 5spd; this car is fitted with a Positraction limited slip differential, leaf spring rear end, traction bars, dual side-exit exhaust, front disc brakes, and a fuel cell and sending unit
Dark purple paint looks great and suits the car nicely. Paint presents well but isn't without some minor chipping in the expected areas – behind the rear wheels and on the lower front lip. Body is in great shape, with no dents or dings. Chrome side trim shines bright but does have some very light dings. Glass is all clear and crack-free, as are all lights. Wheels are in excellent shape, and BF Goodrich Radial TAs (195s all around) have about 75% tread remaining. Convertible top is in as-new condition, while the boot cover has a couple small tears. Sidepipes and hood scoop give the car a seriously muscular look. Rubber seals are all in nice shape
Interior is in excellent shape. Black leather seats are new. Dash is in great shape, and all gauges are new. AM/FM/CD stereo sounds great with two large Kicker Comp speakers in the backseat. Carpeting is in nice shape, and the car will come with a set of MG floormats. Fan does not blow. Windows are roll-ups. Odometer reads 11,275 miles (since swap), true mileage on motor is unknown
Under the Hood / Underbody
Underbody is in nice shape, with no through rust or damage of any sort. Motor is a 4.3L V6 out of a second generation S10 Blazer and fits in the engine bay nicely with the addition of the hood scoop. Motor makes decent power, around 200hp and 250lbft in stock trim. It's definitely quick and will get the adrenaline flowing, but isn't what we'd consider scary-fast. Exhaust note is fantastic; it crackles and pops on let-off, and downshifts will always have people turning their heads to see where that noise is coming from. The car feels great on the road, it tracks and brakes straight, and the brakes reel it in nicely. GM 5 speed manual shifts smoothly and is much quicker than the old MG gearbox. The car idles cool and steady, and is a real blast to drive
Overall, this is a unique and fun summer car with tremendous curb appeal. For additional info, photos, or to discuss purchasing, please reach out to Jake at 773-267-2684