Lot 119 - 1960 MG A Roadster
|Chassis Number||GNHL 83692|
|Odometer reading||74,269 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
- Owned by the vendor for six years
- Runs and drives very well
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 prototype 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.
This MGA Roadster was repatriated to the UK six years ago and has been used and enjoyed regularly by the vendor. However a change in circumstances has resulted in him using the car less of late and for that reason he has decided to sell this timeless classic. Sitting proudly on wire wheels, this charming example is rust free although the paintwork could do with a little refreshing in places.
Finished in red with black interior and supplied with a V5C registration document, this example has benefitted from a rebuild of the carburettors, the engine runs well and the car drives with no known faults. A perfectly useable example from an instantly recognisable British manufacturer.
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