1960 MG MGA
Sale price: $US $19,900.00 make an offer
Last update: 02.10.2016
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|Number of Doors:||2 Doors|
|Engine:||Inline 4 OHV|
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1960 MG MGA for sale
** 1961 MGA 1600 Roadster**
“A True British Classic Sports Car”
Recommended in Automobile Magazine as a car to “BUY” as prices have been creeping higher but have yet to really sky rocket. making this a great car to purchase today and an excellent investment for tomorrow. This coincides with a couple articles recently published by the Wall Street Journal on the topic of Investing in Classic Cars. It was specifically mentioned that it's the Open Cars/Roadsters. that are performing the best in the Classic Car Market Place.
Hagerty Condition #2 Retail is $35. 00 USD. This car is priced well below the book value.
British roadsters are in high demand. especially the MGA 1600 roadster. with its sweeping fenders. diminutive size. and wind-in-the-hair experience. The MGA replaced the MG TF 1500 in 1955 and represented a complete styling break from MG's earlier sports cars. As it was so different from the older MG TD models it was called the MGA. the “first of a new line” to quote the contemporary advertising. There was also a new engine available. therefore the car did not have the originally intended XPAG unit but was instead fitted with the much more modern BMC corporate B-Series types allowing a lower bonnet line.
The MGA packs a lot of style in a small package. The two-seat open body was unmistakably a development of the earlier Philips racer design. being of the full width type. the wings blending into the bodywork to produce a beautiful and aerodynamic design that could arguably make them an affordable alternative to the Jaguar XK120. With the roadster specifically. aside from the obvious difference of not having a permanent hardtop. these models had no exterior door handles which only adds to the aerodynamics and sleekness of the design.
The chassis for the MGA was a development of the TD Midget's unit. but with more widely spaced side rails to allow for a lower seating position. This not only put the driver and passenger in a more sensible position in relation to the proportions and height of the body. but it had the added advantage of lowering the center of gravity. thus improving the cornering ability of the car. Combined with the delicate. chrome-framed windshield. these cars will give you a real out-in-the-elements experience. almost like riding a motorcycle.
The MGA has been raced extensively in the U. S. since its introduction in 1955 and with considerable success. In Sports Car Club of America competition the MGA has won numerous regional and national championships. It has also been a favorite choice of those competing in vintage racing.
Pop culture has also fallen in love the MGA resulting in many appearances over the years in famous movies including: Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley). Animal House (John Belushi). Cool Runnings (Junior).
Prices for MGA's have been moving upwards for the past several years following the lead of Jaguars and Austin Healey's. however prices have yet to sky rocket now that premium priced bristish cars have climbed out of reach for most car enthusiasts leaving plenty of appreciation potential for buyers today.
THE MGA BEING OFFERED is a gorgeous. example of a White 1961 MGA 1600 Roadster.
Unlike the MGA's that you will find at big name auctions. it is priced for real people with real wallets; WELL BELOW THE “BOOK VALUE GUIDE”.
This car is an ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING MGA
vBody-on-frame restoration completed during the past year always garaged and driven less than 200 miles since. Rust free bare metal re-spray.
vSuited in a sought after color combination. WHITE exterior with BLACK interior. This is one of the color combinations to have for maximum investment potential
vOverhauled engine. new 10 over main and crank bearings. reworked head all new rings and gaskets. new main pulley/harmonic balancer. converted to oil spin on adapter. New starter and starter switch
vBrand new installed convertible top on correct color frame
vAll gauges. horn. lights. and wipers work as intended! The car runs. drives. and stops perfectly.
vRefinished wire wheels
vNew Calli 15-165-80 wide whitewall tires with less than 100 miles on them – you can still see all the nubs and sticker residue
vStraight body and panels
vRefurbished side wind screens and storage bag behind seats.
vBumper chrome is in outstanding condition. no scratches. nicks. or dents – Like new condition
vAll new brightwork. chrome emblems.
vNew original reproduction steering wheel in EXCELLENT condition.
vConverted to negative ground. original look in battery compartment however there are two 12 volt batteries hooked in parallel as opposed to the original pair of 6 volt batteries in series for much more reliable starting power
vThis car needs nothing. but a new home
This car runs beautifully! The car runs out very smooth and with no hesitation or backfiring. and everything on the car is 100% functional (engine. brakes. horn. lights. gauges. etc. ). Fire the engine with a pull of the button. set the choke until warm and select first gear: This car is just as roadworthy as it is attractive.
As seen by the photos. this car is in beautiful condition. The opening NO RESERVE BIDis set to allow someone to get a great deal (WELL BELOW BOOK VALUE) and affordably purchase a highly desirable MGA Roadster that is continually increasing in value.
Any questions about this car can be addressed through ebay. Also. as people ask questions. and/or as I think of more information regarding the MGA. I'll post this information daily so keep an eye on my ad throughout the auction.
NOTE: Once I get part way through the auction if I receive a reasonable offer I will consider a “Buy it Now” price thus the car may no longer be available. So don't hesitate to contact me if your mind is set on purchasing this car.
The car is available for viewing prior to the end of the auction.
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TERMS OF SALE OVERVIEW: I reserve the right to end this listing at any time should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. The following terms of sale apply to this auction:
Payment: Upon placing a bid you agree to the following Terms: Buyer agrees to pay $500. 00 USD (non-refundable) via a PayPal deposit within 24 hours of auction close. and the balance in full within 7 days of the close of the auction via Wire Transfer. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle. A copy of a clear title will be sent to the Buyer (as proof of clear title) upon Buyer sending Seller Buyer's contact information. and a down payment in hand. The original title will be sent to the Buyer within 5 Business Days upon Buyer paying for the vehicle in full.
Disclaimer: YOUR BID IS A BINDING CONTRACT PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU INTEND TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE TRANSACTION! You're bidding to own this vehicle. not the right to look at the vehicle. This vehicle is sold AS-IS WHERE-IS. This 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 judgment 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. Once the Auction has ended. and the Reserve has been met the high/winning bidder is responsible for payment and for arranging shipping.
Fees and Taxes: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.
Shipping: The Buyer is responsible for arranging for shipping and responsible for all related costs. The Seller will see to it that the car is available for pick-up at a time that best meets both the Buyer's and Seller's schedule and happily assist in loading as needed.
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