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1960 MG MGA 1600cc Roadster Restored Original Beauty!

1960 MG MGA MGA

Make: MG
Model: MGA
SubModel: MGA
Type: Convertible
Year: 1960
Mileage: 14,297
VIN: 16GAU12453
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Rochester, New York, United States
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View Our Other Listings | Contact Us | Print this listing 1960 MG MGA 1600cc Roadster Restored Original Beauty!GREAT LAKES CLASSIC CARS1128 Lexington Ave Bldg 4 Suite CRochester. NY 14606Call Us Today(800) 510-3797Ask Us A Question Vehicle DetailsYear: 1960Make: MGModel: MGAVIN: 16GAU12453Stock Number: E0281Mileage: 14297Transmission: ManualEngine: 4 Cylinder. 1600 LExterior Color: RedInterior Color: TanTitle: Clear Great Lakes Classic Carsproudly presents this Amazing Restored 1960 MG MGA1600ccRoadster Same family owned for many many years. this beautiful MGA went through life cherished and well maintained. Obviously. when it's already good. how do you make it better?This is how. you restore it! Not just a simple - take it to your local shop and paint it - No. no. This MGA was professionaly taken apart and put back together correctly. There was no talk of changing carburetors or interior trim during the resto. They wanted to make sure it was done correctly and indeed it was. This took place around 10 years ago and the MGA was seldomly used since. There is NO Rust. NO Rips. No Tears. No Body Filler. Again. Done Right and Beautiful. The Aluminum Framed Side Windows (often missing) are still present and come with the car. The Ignition Start 'Pull Knob" is still functioning and never switched over. There are absolutely No Leaks and this Engine purrs like it should. The Spin on (Knock Offs) Wire Wheels look Great on this Roadster and are as true as the day it was built. There are many good cars out there that can be bought. however there aren't that many Great Ones!This MGA is one of the Great Ones! Thank you for looking at our listing and good luck bidding! Below is a bit of information wefound on conceptcarz website. Enjoy! The MGA began production in 1955. The styling and mechanics were different from previous MG models. The public had been given hints of its new design during the 1951 Le-Mans 24 hour endurance race. The car was driven by George Phillips and was actually a TD Midget with body modifications. The XPAG engine that had power many previous MG's was replaced by a new power-plant. This 1489 cc four-cylinder. B-series engine provided between 68 and 72 horsepower. The BMC B-series unit had made its debut in the MG Magnette saloon and proved to be a reliable and powerful engine. To create enthusiasm for the cars prior to release. three aluminum bodied prototypes were created and dubbed EX182. They were entered into the Le Mans race where they finished fifth and sixth in their class. This epic achievement gave the MGA racing credibility and mechanical reliability. The styling of the car was undeniably elegant. Its aerodynamic design and two-seat open-body was stylish and sporty. The vehicle sat very low to the ground providing an excellent center of gravity. This improved the handling and cornering ability. The chassis was a modified TD Midget unit with widely spaced side rails allowing for a low-seating position. In the rear of the vehicle was a spare wheel mounted on the upper portion of the outside of the vehicle. Underneath was adequate trunk-space for luggage. At the front of the vehicle sat the engine. Steel disc wheels were standard equipment but centre-locking wire wheels could be substituted at an additional fee. Since the car had an open top. it was subjected to the elements. A hard-top could be purchased making the vehicle more versatile. A coupe version quickly followed and offered features such as wind-up windows. soft-top version. and other amenities that helped appeal to a wider customer base. To stay competitive on the race track. the MGA twin-cam version was introduced in 1958. This high performance version could be driven to the race track. race. and then be driven home. The engine had been modified with aluminum components. twin overhead camshafts. and dual SU carburetors. These enhancements increased the horsepower rating to 110 and the overall top speed to 115 miles-per-hour. Disc brakes replaced the drums which not only made the car more competitive. it made it safer. Unfortunately. the vehicle suffered from reliability issues and did not hold up well to the strain of racing. So in 1960. MG discontinued its production. In 1959. MG introduced the MGA 1600's and offered them in coupe and open form. These were the standard MGA cars but with 1588 cc B-series pushrod engines. Drum brakes were used in the rear of the vehicle. but disc brakes were placed in the front. In 1961. the MGA 1600 MKII was introduced. It featured a 1622 cc. B-series engine that was capable of producing 93 horsepower. 100 miles per hour was easily achieved by the MKII. Minor aesthetic changes were made to the front and rear of the vehicle. In 1962. MG ceased production of the MGA. Nearly 100. 00 examples had been produced during its life span making it the longest-running and best-selling MG. The success of the vehicle was in part to its styling. racing history. performance. and its competitive pricing. Many of the MGA's produced were exported to the United States. In the end and after so many years. the MGA was having trouble staying competitive with models offered by other manufacturers. By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2006 If you have any questions about this or any of our other auctions please feel free to contact us via e-mail sales@glclassiccars. comor you can call us at (800) 510-3797. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you. Features & OptionsChrome BumperConvertibleFront Bucket SeatsInterior Hood ReleaseRear-Wheel DriveRemote Trunk LidSport Steering WheelTachometer Additional Photos Warranty InformationAS IS - NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Terms & ConditionsWinning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500. 00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 3 business days of Auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing. your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. 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