MGA 1500 MK1 Roadster
|Exterior Colour:||Old English White|
|Interior Colour:||Black Leather Piped In White|
|Date of Reg:||23/04/1957|
|Top Speed:||98 mph|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Engine Output:||72 bhp|
|Body Coloured Dash Facia, Black Hood, Side Screens, Disc Wheels|
|Heater, Lucas Spot Lamps, Battery Isolator, Full Tonneau Cover.|
Perfect... The complete interior was fully re-upholstered by Bob West MGA Specialists in May 1997. The original seats and arm rest were reused, bases and backs refurbished and re-covered in luxury black leather with white piping. The door cards replaced and new black carpets fitted with correct MG rubber overmats. The 3 spoke original MG steering wheel is in perfect order, all clocks and gauges work perfectly and have crystal clear glass. All switches work as they should as does the heater, the original correct body coloured dash facia is unmarked.
The stunning silky smooth Old English White (Code WT.3) paintwork is still in exceptional order today with no evidence of rust or corrosion, this is testament to the standard of work that went into the bare-shell body restoration by Mere Classics 22 years ago. The panel fit throughout is very good as you can see from the pictures. The bright work is excellent having been either replaced or re-chromed during its 4 year restoration completed in 1999. The underside is solid, chassis has been sympathetically wax oiled. The black hood, full tonneau and side screens are as new.
Fully restored original MG disc wheels (5) with perfect chrome hub caps, and sitting on excellent all matching Kumho Power Star 165R15 86T tyres. The drum brakes have recently all been recomissioned and operate perfectly pulling up swiftly and straight.
The correct BP15GB BMC B series 1489cc engine was completely rebuilt in 1998 and has only covered 13,000 miles in the last 22 years, an Ivor Searle unleaded head was fitted 2019. The engine and engine bay are fully detailed to show standard. Converted to electronic ignition starting is effortless hot or cold, she starts first time every time, idles beautifully and sounds perfect through the stainless steel exhaust. On the road she pulls strong in every gear, the gearbox it light and precise in operation... A pleasure and fun to drive.
This is a striking MGA 1500 MK1 Roadster. Imported from North America in 1995 then over a four year period stripped back to bare metal and restored leaving no bolt unturned and subsequently converted to RHD. The history file contains the Heritage Certificate stating this MGA was despatched from the Abingdon Factory on 23rd April 1957. There's a folder full of receipts dating back some 25 years detailing restoration work, servicing and parts right up to the present day, Series MGA Drivers Handbook, passed logbook ownership records, 20 plus past MOT's dating back to 1999 and detailed photographs of the restoration. This MGA has been cherished by 4 previous owners in the past 25 years all lavishing time and money into the splendid car we have today.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a stunning MGA Roadster. Fully restored from the ground up during 1995/99 and only covered 13k miles in the past 22 years. Needless to say this MGA Roadster 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 can be issued up on sale and of course this MGA comes complete with a clear HPI Certificate.
If your looking for a show standard useable 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, 52478 were 1500 Roadsters.
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