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.