1960 MGA 1600 Roadster
Sale price: £24,995.00 make an offer
Car location: Tunbridge Wells, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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1960 MGA 1600 Roadster for sale
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We love the pretty MGA here and they never hang aroung long! This will be no exception as it is a genuine RHD car amongst a sea of LHD imports and switched cars. It is a lovely older restoration. finished in Red with Black. it drives very well and is freshley MOT'd and will come UK Registered. The car also benefits from a B series engine upgrade to the 1622cc unit from the original 1588cc.
Although the EX182 prototype debuted at Le Mans in 1955. by the time the actual race came around the design of what would be known as the MGA had effectively been finalised. the event itself being little more than a useful opportunity to check that everything was as it should be. Replacing the traditional T-Series MGs. the MGA combined a rigid chassis with the Austin-designed. 1. 89cc B-Series engine. Initially the latter produced 68bhp at 5. 00rpm. although this was later raised to 72bhp at the same revs to further improve performance. Running gear was based on that of the TF. with independent front suspension and a live rear axle. but as far as its road manners were concerned. the far superior MGA was in an entirely different league. Clad in a stylish aerodynamic body and capable of topping 95mph. the MGA proved an instant hit. selling 13. 00 units in it's first full year of production.
After the disappointments of the Twin Cam model. engine enlargement was seen as the way forward. The result was a capacity increase from 1. 89cc to 1. 88cc that raised maximum power to 79. 5bhp and boosted torque by 17 percent. Acceleration was improved and the MGA in '1600' form was now a true 100mph-plus car. To cope with the extra performance. disc front brakes were adopted and the suspension up-rated. The more-refined coupé version. with its wind-up windows and lockable doors. continued as before while the roadster now came with sliding side windows.
This delightful original right hand drive MGA 1600 roadster was UK registered in 1961. It remained in England until March 1973. when it was taken to Sweden by a previous owner. Whilst in Sweden the MGA was restored in the early 1990s. whilst in the previous owners 24 years of ownership. An extensive history file accompanies the car. viewing of which is highly recommended.
Recently brought back to the UK by the current vendor it is described as in generally good condition. and presents well ready for the summer season. Full weather equipment is included in the sale. a white soft top. matching side screens and tonneau cover. The car is offered with the aforementioned history file and a Swedish Technical Inspection as well as the UK Registration Documents.
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