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British MGA 1500 CC Manual Classic Vintage Collector Red Tan Roadster

1958 MG MGA --

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MGA
SubModel: 1500
Type: Convertible
Trim: --
Year: 1958
Mileage: 66037
VIN: HDK4342186CA
Color: Red
Engine: 1489 CC
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Description for MG MGA 1958

Hi. My name is Kris, and this is my 1958 MGA 1500. I'm her 4rd owner, and I bought her in 2006 when I lived in Ohio, and she is now with me in Albuquerque, NM. Here's her quick history as I was told by her previous owner.

She was purchased in1958 by an American airman who was stationed in England, with the intent to import her to the US when we returned state-side. Hencethe reason why she is left-hand drive.

In the 1960's she was purchased by her 2nd owner, who drove her across the country, and eventually rebuilt her in late 60's, if I remember correctly. That's when he painted her this Cadillac Red color. In the 80's, she was put into the owner's barn and she sat there until the early 2000's when the 2nd owner's son decided to get her running again. Her body was in very good condition, but there was some rust in the usual locations. He got her driving, but he never felt comfortable driving such a small car, so he decided to sell it in 2006. That's when I bought her.

She's been running the entire time that I've owned her, and I've replaced some of the suspension, repaired some rusted portions of the frame, replaced the battery tray, replaced the entire brake system, cut, installed new wood floorboards in the cockpit, replaced nearly all of the cooling system (including a new radiator and added a radiator shroud to makeit more efficient), and a number of other odds and ends.

Here are a few of the parts that I'm including with her:

Two window frames

A roof frame

A carburator tuning tool

The heater system,which was removed by the last owner and I've never reinstalled.

Here are the issues that know that she has:

The emergency brake cable broke, but I do have a cable to replace it.

The speedometer cable is broken, but I do have a replacement for it as well.

I have removed the hood hinges so that I could remove the hood to make it easier toa ccess the engine, but I do still have the hinges.

There are small spots of rust on the body, mainly where the trim piece is between the panels.

The interior carpet wasn't designed quite right, so it's functional but not perfect.

The floorboards haven't been bolted back to the frame.

The passenger seat needs to be mounted to the floorboard.

There is some scratched and scuffed paint here and there, and a couple of small dents.

Unfortunately, I'm getting ready for an international move, so I probably won't be able to get any of these issues fixed by the time that the she sells.

As you can see, she is a beautiful MGA and she's a lot of fun to work on and drive. I'm going to miss her, and I hope that you could provide a good home for her.