Lot 230 - 1960 MG A Roadster (1500cc)
|Odometer reading||58,934 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
The MGA replaced the MG TF 1500 Midget and represented a complete styling break from MG’s earlier sports cars. Launched to the public at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show with its radically streamlined steel body, the MGA was a big leap forward in technology for MG. Concerned about how such a radically streamlined car would be accepted, MG chose to debut two prototype cars at the Le Mans 24-hour race. The prototyped cars finished a very respectable 5th and 6th in class. Powered by the new B – Series engine that had recently debuted in the MG Magnette Saloon, its 1489cc engine produced 68bhp initially but was soon uprated to 72bhp offering impressive performance with a 0-60 time of just 16 seconds and onto a top speed of 98mph. During its production, a total of 101,081 cars were sold with a mere 5,869 being produced for the home market. Other significant improvements included hydraulic Lockheed drum brakes all round, rack and pinion steering and independent coil spring suspension to the front and semi-elliptic springs to the rear.
The MGA 1500 Roadster offered here was first registered in 1960. This stunning example is finished in traditional Old English White with red leather interior. Showing an indicated 58,783 miles, this beautiful car benefits from a recent full body repaint, new interior trim, chrome work and a full carburettor rebuild. Specification highlights include; Original MGA steering wheel, wire wheels with 'knock-off' spinners and a tonneau cover. A great opportunity to own a stunning example of a true British classic which will certainly appreciate over time.
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