MGA 1600 Roadster 1960
Here is an original UK RHD 1600 Mk1 Roadster. One of only 780 sold in that year out of a total of 1,334 RHD home market 1600 Mk1 roadsters built (including DeLux models). That compares with some 23,668 built for North America in LHD. Quite a difference.
The previous keeper (the only one recorded) had the car for some 42 years using it originally as his daily transport. In the late 1990’s the car was put into storage. A restoration commenced in early 2000’s by the MG Improvement Centre in London. All new steel wings were fitted along with a bare metal repaint, new springs, dampers, front discs etc. The engine was rebuilt and converted to un-leaded, the car was converted to negative earth and an alternator fitted. The car has covered around 5,000 mls since this work was carried out.
More recently the car has been re-wired and received a new fuel pump as well as a new radiator grill, battery & tyres.
This is an good and rare car at a very REDUCED price.
MG's chief designer needed to develop a streamlined modern sports car to replace the ageing T series. The prototype was finished in 1952 and presented to BMC Chairman Leonard Lord. The first production car launched in 1955 along with MG's return to racing at LeMans with 3 examples.
MGAs went on to be the best selling British sportscar in the USA earning vital export funds for the UK.