Any MG enthusiast would remember the sad day on October 23, 1980, when the last MGB left the famed Abingdon site. Workers paraded outside the factory as the following day marked the closure of the factory that had been the home of the MG sports car since 1929.
Thankfully, the last MGB didn’t mean the end of MG itself as it lived on. However, being part of British Leyland, new MGs had a decided Rover and Austin hue about them. The 1980s was the time of the MG Metro, Maestro and Montego, which were all rebadged Austins, albeit with a slightly more powerful engine and sporting trim.
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