MGB GT LE 1980
See specifications and contemporary advert below illustration.
Page 062L Club site for MGB Jubilee & L.E. Owners:
MGB GT LE 1980 specifications
Cylinders: 4 in line
Bore: 80.26mm
Stroke: 88.9mm
Displacement: 1,798cc
Valves: Pushrod/overhead
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Crankshaft bearings: 5
Carburettors: Twin SU 1.5in HS4
Power output: 95bhp at 5400rpm

Maximum speed: 103mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 13.6secs
Approx fuel consumption: 26mpg

Clutch: 9.5 in Borg and Beck,
single dry-plate diaphragm
Gearbox: 4-speed, all synchromesh
Ratios: Top 1.0,
3rd 1.25, 2nd 1.97,
1st 3.13, reverse 2.81
Overdrive: Laycock Type LH 0.82
Final drive: 3.7:1

Lockheed servo assisted
Front: 10.75in disc,
Rear: 10 x 1.75in drum

Rack and pinion,
2.9 turns lock to lock

Front: Independent coil and
wishbone, anti-roll bar
Rear: Half elliptic, leaf spring,
anti-roll bar
Dampers: hydraulic, lever arm
front & back


14 x 5.5J, 4 stud bolt on,
4 spoke alloy (Triumph Stag type)

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 7in
Track - front: 4ft 1in
Track - rear: 4ft 1.25 in
Overall length: 12ft 10.7in
Overall width: 5ft
Overall height: 4ft 1.4in
Ground clearance: 4.5in
Turning circle: 34ft
Kerb weight: 21.8cwt

MGB GT 1962-80: 125,323
Limited Edition 1980: 580
Total 1980 MGB GTs: 3,424