Lot 277 - 1962 MG A Roadster, Mk. II (1600cc)
|Engine Number||144 XPJ|
|Odometer reading||26,431 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the pre-war look of the company's sports cars. It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful streamlined body was right up to the minute in terms of appearance. It was powered by a new engine; MG had decided that the old XPAG unit had had its day and so introduced a much more modern B-series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. The 'A' was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. Only 5,869 cars were sold on the home market, giving the MGA the highest export percentage of any British car and was replaced by the MGB in May 1962.
This is a genuine, UK, righthand drive example and was originally registered on 3rd May 1962. Sadly being sold as part of a deceased estate, the car had been owned by the last registered keeper since 1995 and it is thought there are only four former keepers of this delightfully handsome example. There is a comprehensive history folder accompanying 144 XPJ latterly by respected specialist Simon Robinson of Darlington, confirming an engine rebuild and body restoration. Having been used lightly but regularly and stored in a dry warm environment, this MGA is in fully useable condition and appears to have no known faults. The late vendor certainly spared no expense on his modest but high quality car collection. Finished in light blue with black trim, this MGA is supplied with a V5C registration document.
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