Lot 232 - 1961 MG A Coupé (1600)

Lot 232 - 1961 MG A Coupé (1600)

Lot 232 - 1961 MG A Coupé (1600)

Lot Number 232
Registration 213 BXW
Chassis Number GHD99602
Engine Number 16GAUH/30175
Odometer reading 17,999 miles
Estimate £16,000 - £22,000
Result Sold - £17,360
  • A genuine UK supplied right hand drive example
  • A desirable and well cared for MGA

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 delightful example of the MGA is presented in a modern grey with complementary red trim, it was first registered on 24th April 1961 making this a late car in the production life of the A. The chromework is all in very good order including the optional luggage holder, the interior befits a restored example such as this and is indeed a lovely place to be. The engine bay is simply lovely and upon inspecting this car it certainly gives the impression that it has been a labour of love and is a cherished example. In this condition, this is a very desirable British sports car perfect for weekend blasts in the countryside or touring further afield and viewing highly recommended.

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