1960 Mk1 1600 MGA Coupe
|Interior Colour:||Black Leather Piped In White|
|Date of Reg:||23/11/1960|
|Top Speed:||96 mph|
|Transmission:||5 Speed Manual|
|Engine Output:||79 bhp|
|MGA Works OEM Steering Wheel & Boss £630, Heater, 5 Speed Type 9 Gearbox Conversion, Lucas Spot Lamps, Drivers Seat 'Pump Up' Lumber Support, Lap Belts, Battery Isolator, Thermostatically Controlled & Manual Electric Fan, Stainless Steel Mesh Grill and Oil Cooler, Bullet Wing Mirrors, Luggage Rack, Lucas Fog Lamps, Minator 15" 8 Spoke Alloy Wheels.|
Perfect... The original seats and armrest were re-upholstered in black leather and piped in white during the restoration in 1983, the door cards were also replaced. The Mota-Lita MGA Works OEM Steering Wheel & Boss are perfect, all clocks and gauges work perfectly and have crystal clear glass. All switches work as they should as does the heater. The headlining is in perfect order, new black carpets & sound deadening insulation fitted throughout along with correct MG rubber floor mats.
The stunning Chariot Red (Code RD.16) paintwork has not been touched since the bare metal re-spay in 1983 needless to say it's still stunning and blemish free today which is testament to the quality of the restoration. The panel fit throughout is as per it left the factory, simply perfect as you can see from the pictures. The bright work is excellent throughout, most parts having been re-chromed during is restoration in 1983 and perfect original clear glass all round. The underside is solid, chassis sympathetically wax oiled, the marine ply wooden floors are perfect and have regularly been treated with yacht varnish.
Fitted with flawless Minator 8 spoke 15" alloy wheels with excellent all matching Vredestein 165 HR 15 tyres. The Lockheed disc at front, drum at rear brake system has all been replaced and operates with ease pulling up straight and strong.
The 1600 engine was completely rebuilt in 1983 and has only covered 12000 miles in the last 37 years. Starting is effortless she starts first time every time, idles beautifully and sounds perfect through the full Oselli stainless steel exhaust system. On the road she pulls strong in every gear, the 5-speed type 9 gearbox conversion fitted 2014 is light and precise in operation, later upgrades include a Peter Burgess uprated cylinder head to run on unleaded fuel and electronic ignition... A pleasure and fun to drive.
This is a stunning UK matching numbers Mk11600 MGA Coupe. First registered 23rd November 1960 to Messrs Rose-Hubble Limited, Long Lane London.
The 4 history box files are packed with hundreds of invoices and receipts filed by year which supports the incredible passion and detail that has gone into this MGA over the years, the receipts from 2010 to 2014 alone total over £10k. There's many past MOT certificates dating back to the early 80's, copy ownership records including the original buff log book & continuation book, original workshop manuals, original sales brochure, heritage certificate, original October 1960 Motors magazine featuring the MGA at the London Motor Show, old photographs and newspaper articles covering the detailed restoration, many past classic car show programmes & trophies from where the car had been entered dating back to the early 1980's and a MGCC Pride of Ownership winning rosette from 2016.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a stunning matching numbers UK supplied MGA Coupe. Fully restored from the ground up during 1982/3 and only covered 12k miles in the past 38 years. Needless to say this MG Owners Club former concours winner is still in exceptional order today and just needs to be seen.
Along with brilliant parts availability, owner's club support and mechanical simplicity offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the new owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.
A Fresh 12 month MOT will be issued up on sale and of course the MGC is HPI Clear.
If your looking for an MGA then this one is not to be missed its a true gem.
The MGA a British sports car which was made in Abingdon from May 1955 to July 1962. The original car was a Roadster with a 1500cc engine. In September 1956, a Coupé version was produced with the same engine. In April 1958, the first MGA with a 1600 twin cam engine was produced, and in May 1959 the MGA got a 1600 push rod engine. A total of 101,081 MGA’s were made, with over 90% being exported from the UK. This included cars assembled from kits of parts in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Ireland, Holland, Mexico, and even Cuba. Of the total production, 9922 were the coupé model.
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