MG MGA Roadster 1600 MKII - SOLD
Replacing the ageing MG TF, the MGA design dates back to 1951, when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for George Philips' TD Le Mans car. The new bodywork design was a long way away from the very traditional MG TF's extended wings and running boards, the result, one of the most beautiful models ever to leave Abingdon.
This example is a delight with a thick history file, much of it from ourselves, good solid bodywork, bright glossy paintwork and excellent driving manners it makes a shrewd buy especially for a first time classic car buyer. The MGA is very easy to drive with excellent hood down visibility, a precise gearbox and torquey engine, they are ideal for pottering about the lanes, a run down to the pub or even daily use. The original registration document is still with the car and shows that it has always had this registration number which is worth a lot on it's own.
The older restoration has settled in nicely but the car remains in excellent condition throughout but not so nice that you'd be scared to leave it anywhere.
Offered for sale on behalf of the owner.
Available for viewing in our dry storage barn, by appointment please.
With photographic evidence of an extensive restoration, we estimate in the 1990's, it is clear that the body was removed from the chassis and components fully rebuilt or reconditioned and it still retains a very sharp appearance inside, outside and underneath.
With regular servicing, mostly by us, the car is 'on the button' and drives very well with light steering and clutch it bowls along beautifully.
In probably the best colour for an 'A', the car presents very well and it is good to see that it has retained it's original steel wheels and hubcaps making it one of the most original MKII models around. The hood is in good condition and the car comes with the factory side screens meaning that it can be used all year round.
We assume that the interior was retrimmed when the car was restored and everything remains in good condition, particularly the dashboard which can often look tired in an 'A'.
Apart from our accurate and reliable description of this car we believe you will not find a better bunch of chaps to deal with; we know our MGs inside out, we won’t flannel you with sales speak and we aim to provide you with a car that you will be bringing back in a year’s time when the next service and MOT is due, no sooner! However, if you do have a problem we will stand by our car and help you in every way possible. We like to think that 38 years in this business counts for something.
We are in the quiet Berkshire countryside but close to the M4 and Mortimer Railway Station. Our local pub, the Elm Tree is just a few minutes’ walk away and serves fantastic food and proper beers. Call us to arrange a viewing and a test-drive and come and make a day of it.
When you own a classic car knowing where to get the best spare parts is crucial. We have a dedicated Parts Manager who will track down the best quality and hardest to find part for your car, we like to call this Automotive Archaeology, if it’s available ... we will find it.
Classic cars are special, and we can provide MOT testing for yours.
We clean and air dry the underside of your cherished classic and treat with a choice of clear or black waxoyl.
If you need to store your classic car for a short period or more long term, wouldn't it be reassuring to know that it was being stored by a highly skilled professional team who love their work?
When your car is with us we have a wide selection of courtesy cars for you to use.