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CC-546574

For Sale: 1960 MG MGA
in London, United Kingdom

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Description
 
The MGA design dates back to 1951 when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for an MG TD Le Mans car, but when the new design was shown to the then BMC chairman Leonard Lord, he turned down the idea of producing the new car as he had just signed a deal with Donald Healey two weeks before to produce the new Austin-Healey! However, falling sales of the traditional MG 'T Series' models caused a change of heart and the car, initially to be called the MG UA-series, was brought back. As it was so different from the older MG models it was to replace, it was called the MGA, the "First of a new line" to quote the contemporary advertising at the time. There was also a new BMC Engine available at the time and the MGA was fitted with this new 1500cc straight-4 "B series" Engine from the MG Magnette. Suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones at the front and a rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs at the rear, rack and pinion steering and either wire or steel road wheels. This stunning LHD example is a 1960 MK1 1600 Roadster which was built in Abingdon for the North American market and it was sold new in California, USA. It spent all of its life in California and in 2002/3 it was completely rebuilt to 'Concours' standard and then sold to the current owner from Malta in 2004 after he fell in love with the car whilst on holiday in California. After enjoying the car for 10 years in Malta he has decided to sell it and on a recommendation of a friend in Malta who is a customer of ours, he has shipped the car to us to sell on his behalf. The car is absolutely stunning throughout and has been restored to a very high standard. It is finished in Black with Dark Red Leather trim, Black carpets, MG Rubber Mats, Red vinyl Soft Top, Side Screens + Wind Deflectors, original Bakelite Steering Wheel and Dashboard fittings, fully carpeted Boot compartment, rebuilt 1598cc Engine, 4 Speed Gearbox, front Disc Brakes, new Exhaust System, all new/re-chromed bumpers, grille and windscreen surround and Chrome Wire Wheels with White-Wall Tyres. It has a fully detailed Engine Bay and most ancillaries, wiring and copper piping were renewed at the time of the restoration. As with most American cars, there is unfortunately no history with car and the owner did not receive any paperwork in respect of the restoration, but it is still in fabulous condition throughout and really does need to be seen and driven to be fully appreciated. It is still registered on its Maltese number plate MGA 777, but will be registered in the UK upon sale, unless it is sold abroad. It will be fully serviced and MOT'd before delivery and come with our own 6 month Mechanical Warranty if sold in the UK. Car on display @ our showrooms in Mortlake.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 191802
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
27,995 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
United Kingdom
 
City, State
London
Zip
SW14 8LN
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
42431

Year
1960

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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