Lot 151 - 1960 MG A Coupé

Lot 151 - 1960 MG A Coupé

Lot 151 - 1960 MG A Coupé

Lot Number 151
Registration 137 XVM
Chassis Number GHD88744
Engine Number 16GAM20543
Odometer reading 12,389 miles
Estimate £18,000 - £24,000
  • Bare metal respray
  • Uprated five-speed gearbox conversion
  • New chrome and tyres

When the MGA was first launched in 1955 the public must have been blown away by what has since proved itself to be one of the most beautiful car designs of all time. The lovely 1960 Coupé offered here is a great example of that design perfection. Dispatched from the factory on 11th April 1960 and then registered on 1stJuly 1960, this later Series I 1600cc car sports front disc brakes fitted as standard to help with the improved performance of the 1600. The car remains in its original colour of Chariot red, whilst the interior was changed from beige to black some time ago. The interior presents well, with the leather seats showing a lovely patina. The car has just been subject to a substantial amount of restoration work, including a full bare metal respray. In 2016 the engine was fully rebuilt with new piston rings, main bearings, oil pump and clutch as well as having the crank balanced and a lightened flywheel fitted. A new radiator was also fitted at the same time. The car was then put on Airey Tuning’s rolling road in Hampshire, where the receipt shows that the car produced 78bhp at 5,800rpm. 137 XVM has also benefitted from having a five-speed gearbox conversion, (the kit alone costing over £1,000), and rebuilt suspension. In addition to being repainted, recent work carried out also includes; restored wheels shod in five new Michelin X Tyres and new chrome bumpers. The car has also just been fully wax sealed underneath. Reported to run and drive extremely well, with the five-speed gearbox making a big difference to usage on modern roads and lightened flywheel improving throttle response.

Supplied with its V5C registration document, original logbook, BMI Heritage Certificate, tuning guide, history file and old MoT test certificates. Having now caught up with the values of the Roadsters, these very pretty little coupés are both competent and beautiful in equal measure.

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