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1960 MG MGA 1600 1905 Miles Green Convertible I4 1.6L Manual

1960 MG MGA 1600 --

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MGA 1600
Type: Convertible
Trim: --
Year: 1960
Mileage: 1905
VIN: GHNL82945
Color: Green
Engine: I4 1.6L
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Bridgeton, Missouri, United States

Description for MG MGA 1600 1960

Here’s a new arrival to our inventory, one of a collection of MGs purchased from a single long term owner. It is finished in the attractive combination of British racing green with tan leather interior. It is an older restoration but one that has seen little use in recent years. Some attributes of note that enhance its attractiveness include chrome wire wheels and a very nice burl wood dash. The dash is a not a cheap overly but a wood replacement for the original stamped steel dash. The body is very solid and free of rust issues. The paint is shiny and smooth although there are some flaws that can be seen in the driver side door when viewed at a close up angle. Our experienced paint shop will remedy this as part of the sale price. The chrome and bright work is very nice. It doesn’t exhibit any pitting or scratches and contrasts brilliantly against the dark paint. The interior is to a high standard. The leather seats are will pass the most critical exam. The carpets are in very good order (although not particularly clean at time of photos). The odometer indicates just over 1900 miles but this is not the actual mileage. We believe either the actual mileage is 101,900 or as is often done, the odometer was reset to zero at the time of restoration. We're unsure which is the case but except where genuine low mileage can be fully documented, we believe condition always trumps mileage in a 60 year old car. Mechanically, it’s hard to fault. The 1600 engine starts and runs well. Temperature stays right around the 170 range even on hot days. Oil pressure is above spec even at a warm idle. There’s no smoke or bad noises. This is such a nice car overall that for its recommissioning, we determined to not leave any area as substandard. We were not happy with the downshift from third to second so the drivetrain was removed and the gearbox overhauled. All three synchronizers were replaced and a new layshaft and layshaft bearings were fitted. The box was otherwise thoroughly inspected and reassembled with new seals and gaskets, and a new gearbox mount. It shifts smoothly up and down and is ready for enjoyable touring. To insure a great driving experience, we also rebuilt the front suspension with new urethane bushings and new upper and lower king pin pivot bushings. All hydraulic items were attended to. It has new brake and clutch master cylinder, new rear brake cylinders, new front disc brake calipers, new brake hoses, and new brake pads and shoes. Essentially, what will often cost of a significant sum on a run of the mill used MGA has been done to this car. It’s very much ready for the next owner’s enjoyment. We have many more photos coming soon but in the meantime, please contact us for more info on this great 1600 MGA. You can call or text Mike at 877-795-1747 or email to . Thanks for looking!