Category Archives: For Sale – Cars & Parts

Flatlander’s Attend the Chicagoland’s 26th Annual All Sports Car Swap Meet and Autojumble

Nigel Keen and John Twist at the 2023 Chicagoland Autojumble in Wheaton, IL

The Chicagoland MG Club again sponsored their popular swap meet and autojumble at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL.   The Illinois Flat Land British Car Club (IFLBCC) members have made the pilgrimage north for many years, searching for those rare and parts and accessories to complete their project cars and to promote the club.  This year, members departed the central Illinois area around 6:00 am insuring that we would arrive when the doors opened to the public around 8:00.   Many notable celebrities in the British car community, like John Twist, author Burt Levy and MGA Guru, Barney Gaylord were present.  As a club, our goal was to promote the June 4th, Champagne British Car Festival’s Car Show and weekend activities to all of the Chicagoland car clubs and attract possible vendors.  We were able to reconnect with several members of the Austin Healey Club and subsequently agreed to create a co-promotion of their British Car Union car show and our CBCF weekend.  

Nigel Keen and David Fitch loaded down with Autojumble bargains!

This year the entire show was packed into a single building which made navigating the stacks, tables and boxes a little challenging but always worth the effort!  So many of the vendors are experts in their marque so even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you’ll certainly learn a few things along the way.  Each of the Flatlander’s were looking for a few specific items so as a team we were able to spread out and “bird-dog” for each other.  Need a TR3 gauge, a shop manual, some British wiring?   If it’s there . . . we’ll find it!  After a half-dozen trips up and down the aisles and loaded down with bargains, we packed up the car to head home but not before a stop for some natter and noggin at The Seven Dwarfs.

For Sale – 1980 MGB LE w/ OD – Asking $5,000

32 E Lexington Circle, Yorkville, IL 60560
630-670-8705 | [email protected]

This 1980 MGB LE was originally owned by a man who owned an MG
shop in Algonquin, IL. I purchased the car from his son’s estate in 2014. I
am a close personal friend of the family. Prior to me purchasing the car it
sat in a garage for several years. I was able to do some work to it, which I
will list below, and got it started in 2016. Since then, life has gotten in
the way, and I have not been able to show it the attention I would have
liked. I am looking to sell the car to an owner who would take good care
of her and get her back on the road. Please contact me via the contact
information on the bottom of page 1. I would be happy to answer any
questions I can.

32 E Lexington Circle, Yorkville, IL 60560
630-670-8705 | [email protected]

I will also be taking more pictures in the next week or so
that I can provide. Please note, I am currently in the process of moving
to Florida, but I will be able to facilitate any who would like to see the

Work I’ve done to the car:
• Dropped the fuel tank and had it professionally cleaned inside,
pressure tested and painted
• Replaced the rubber fuel lines and brake lines
• Rebuilt the carburetor and fuel pump
• Replaced the clutch master and slave cylinders
• Replaced the wheel cylinders and brake shoes
• Replaced as many of the rubber as I could (hoses, etc.)

Additional parts I have that will go with the car:
• Clutch pipe
• Brake drums
• Head gasket (bought as a “just in case”)

Things the car will still need:
• Motor mounts
• Suspension will need to be looked at
• The top has been folded since before I owned it, so I suspect it will
need to be replaced