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1961 MGA 1600 only 6k original miles NO RESERVE 3 day auction

1961 MG MGA

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MGA
Type: Convertible
Year: 1961
Mileage: 5,900
VIN: GHNL95523
Color: Red
Engine: 1600 CC
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Solana Beach, California, United States
Extras
Convertible, Leather Seats
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Description for MG MGA 1961

To be fair to all the watchers and bidders from the last auction, I am relisting to give everyone a fair shot at owning this beauty. Now listed for no reserve and only $100. above lastauction high bid. I have beenoffered above the starting amount by more a few bidders so this should be it and fairest way for those watching and bidding. Ispent $1000. andhad the SU carbs rebuilt so it runs and idles smooth now! This 1961 MGA 1600and may be the lowest original miles MGA on the planet!

NOreserveand staring bid is wellbelow the NADA average price and this is no average MGA!

1961 MG MGA
1600 Mark I 2 Door Roadster
NADA Values Original MSRP
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price" >Original
MSRPLow Retail Value
This vehicle would be in mechanically functional condition, needing only minor reconditioning. The exterior paint, trim and interior would show normal wear, needing only minor reconditioning. May also be a deteriorated restoration or a very poor amateur restoration. Mostly usable “as-is”. This column does not represent a “parts car”.

Note: Some of the vehicles in this publication could be considered “Daily Drivers” and are not valued as a classic vehicle. When determining a value for a daily driver, it is recommended that the subscriber use the low retail value." >Low
RetailAverage Retail Value
This vehicle would be in good condition overall. It could be an older restoration or a well-maintained original vehicle. Completely operable. The exterior paint, trim and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out. A “20-footer”." >Average
RetailHigh Retail Value
This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well-maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Some vehicles may be considered “matching numbers” vehicles.

Note: This column does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle*.

* A “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concours judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate regulated facility." >High
Retail
Base Price$2,440$16,300$27,700$47,700
Options: (add)
TOTAL PRICE:$2,440$16,300$27,700$47,700

Matching number car. Engine # 16GA-U-H 26757

I purchased the car from an estate in Westchester County. NY last Summer.

The car was described to me as their Parade and Car Show vehicle.

I found it garaged and on 4 wheel dollies with her original PLY (non-radial) tires.

All fluids were drained and the car had not been registered or used since 2004.

I brought it to my mechanic in CT and with only fluids, a fuel pump and a tune up, she fired right up and drove fine, (except for the dry rotted tires.

I purchases 5 new Firestone Radials and new tubes and drove the car in CT for a month and even won a trophy at local car show.

I then had it shipped to sunny San Diego, CA in an enclosed carrier and now driving it here and getting lots of attention on the PCH 101. I have driven it over 100 miles here in CA.

The car had the following done;

electronic ignition

electric fuel pump

1 - 12 volt Battery still Positive Ground (earth)

top in great shape

side curtains in great shape

Newer carpet

Stainless steel pipe and muffler

The car had received a quality paint job decades ago and shows quite well for its age. Some cars' paint looks good at 20' or 10' away, this one looks good up close too! There are a couple of small paint chips and a scratch or two. The car as pictured has NOT been detailed or even waxed since I got it in August and will look even better after done. The car odometer shows under 6,000 miles and is original as far as the odometer reads and owners statements and signature on NY title and bill of sale.

The new CA title is clear registered with 5820 actual miles last month.

I have just gone over 6000 miles now.

The only reason for selling is that I have a 1964 TR4 Overdrive which I have been restoring for 2 years and I just can't justify 2 Vintage British Roadsters.

The Blaupunkt radio does not work. I did installa new antenna for the car. No longer the hole on right front fender.

Directional signals work as well does the horn.

The light in center of the frontbumper is a working period correct LUCAS Fog lamp that does cover the hand crank hole in front bumper.

The car runs great and stops great too.

Wire wheels need truing but drives fine under 60mph.

It has the usual earlymodel MG oil leaks since these have no rear main seal.

The interior is also in great condition, but the leather seats had become brittle and stiff and some mice found their way into the seat bottom foam and nested there. So I havereplaced the seat backs and bottoms with new foam and new full leather covers and armrest at a cost of over $1600. (brand new) custom made NOT Moss or Victoria British covers. I have kept the original seat covers to show the low wear and they will be included with car. They just got too stiff to make nice and comfortable. The new seats are super comfy. I also just put a new Leather steering wheel cover on with red stitching that I ordered from England.

I also bought a newlong tonneau cover. The top is in great shape as well as the side curtains.

Call with any questions, Bruce 203.470.5701 (PST)

Check out the pictures and my feedback from buyer inMarch 2016for 1967 Toronado sold.