1960 MG MGA Roadster 1.8L

Up for auction is this 1960 MG MGA finished in British Racing Green over a tan vinyl interior. Replacing the MG TF 1500 Midget, the MGA represented a complete styling break from MG's earlier sports cars and was referred to as the "first of a new line" in promotional materials.  This 1960 example received a frame-off restoration completed in 2013 by MG Limited of Wisconsin at a cost of over $30k. During its restoration, this MGA received a new exterior finish, refurbished cabin, a new convertible top, and an upgraded MGB drivetrain with an 1800cc engine and a fully synchronized 4-speed manual transmission.  Having covered just under 3k miles since its restoration, this MGA is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Wisconsin.

This MGA comes finished in British Racing Green with a black convertible soft top.  The car was completely refinished during its restoration along with the installation of new chrome bumpers, a new chrome grille, a new windshield, and various trim pieces.  The seller notes a small stone chip on the hood, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. The chrome 15″ wire wheels feature knock-off hubs and Nexen SB-802 tires mounted within the last 3k miles.

The cockpit is trimmed in tan with a painted steel dashboard and has been comprehensively refurbished with new vinyl upholstery, carpeting, MG floor mats, rebuilt gauges, and a new black soft top with a restored frame. Amenities include lap belts, a wood-handled MG shifter, a modern AM/FM radio, and a heater with Smith’s controls. The seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

Power comes from a rebuilt 1800cc inline four-cylinder engine sourced from an MGB. The rear wheels are driven by way of an upgraded fully synchronized 4-speed manual gearbox. Other mechanical improvements include a new radiator, a seven-blade fan, electronic ignition, new fuel tank, new exhaust system, a rebuilt steering rack, MGB front disc brakes and swivel axle, a new alternator, and a rebuilt differential. Since the restoration, this MGA has been kept up to date with routine oil and filter changes, tune-ups, and battery replacement. Invoices from the restoration are provided for reference in the gallery.

This sale will include restoration records and a clean title. This nicely restored MGA Roadster makes a perfect choice for any driver in search of a classic British motoring experience.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $29,000
  • Auction End: 2021-10-27 19:07:45+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 18
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Comments (28)

  • Jimkup1655 1 monthago

    Sold for $29,000

  • Jimkup1655 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • Jimkup1655 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • shakedown86 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $24,500

  • Jimkup1655 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • shakedown86 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $23,500

  • cartech 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $22,750

  • Jimkup1655 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • shakedown86 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • Jimkup1655 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • shakedown86 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,250

  • MGAsale1960- (seller) 1 monthago

    @Blackpony No, I' m sorry, pretty much what you see is what you get.

  • sffog1955 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $18,500

  • Blackpony 1 monthago

    Was car originally a MGA Mark II? Is original drive train available?

  • cartech 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $18,100

  • Akronhyper 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $17,850

  • sffog1955 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • cartech 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $15,250

  • MGAsale1960- (seller) 1 monthago

    @Sunny Sunny, thank you for your input. I agree. This car blends the classic "A" look with the improved "B" drive train. Very driveable!

  • Sunny (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    I recently bought a 1957 restored A with a B engine and Moss 5 speed. Having owned a 58 A and 68 B in the sixties, raced a Healey 100 in the aughts and have been a collector of cars and trucks I think this offering makes a lot of sense for someone who wants a drivable classic. Some folks might be put off by the up grades but my sense is is more and more acceptable. Parts of the Porscbe community focus on "outlaw 356s, they even have a national organization. I change everything I buy to make it better in my opinion which is the only thing that is relevant IMO.

  • MGAsale1960- (seller) 1 monthago

    @JBoxerGT2 Sorry for the delayed response, but thankyou very much. I have owned classic cars for several years now and saying good bye to one is not always easy. But there is another target for me on the horizon so its time.

  • JBoxerGT2 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Absolutely gorgeous car

  • 1bluepacer 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • MGAsale1960- (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @SteveBrooks No, unfortunately I do not. Its a good car. My wife and I have had it for 5 years or so. We have not driven it much, but when we did each summer it certainly draws "ooohs" and "ahhs". Its never seen rain, snow or frost and is stored year round in a climate controlled shop. Its been well maintained, but it is British. If you have owned a British car before, you know exactly what I mean. They come complete with a personality and temperment. I plan on taking the car on the seventh day of the auction for its final checkup. I will take it back to the builder and have them do a once over and prepare it for its new home. They may have an original steering wheel; I'll ask. Please feel free to reach out with any more inquiries.

  • GSuttles 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • SteveBrooks (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Nice MGA! Do you still have the original steering wheel?

  • ballengibson 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • ballengibson (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Beautiful

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1960 MG MGA Roadster 1.8L
Final bid: $29,000 This auction has ended.