1959 MG MGA roadster
Here for your consideration is a '59 MGA 1500 roadster that has recently undergone an extensivemechanical rebuild and re-assembly. Most of its mechanicals, fuel and brake lines, front to rear wiring have been removed from the car.rebuilt as required and re-installed in the car in order to re-ceate a 'driver quality' car to enjoy using in the manner it was designed for..ratherthan a 'trailer queen' that istoo nice to drive. Going by info in vin plate, It was originally supplied new with blackpaintwork, but is now red (appears to match 'orient red') with exception ofunder hood andtrunkarea's, which remain black. As can be seen in the images, has some later style rear fenders from an MGA 1600 mk1 fitted. Paint,body and interiorhad been restored, probably +/- 20 years ago and have been freshened up as required. Interior panels and convertible top are not originals, but good quality aftermarket 'Ammco'replacements showing some previous light use, the rear window of convertible top is slightly cloudy..but its still pliable and usable as is...sidecurtains are in thier bag behind driver seats..look to be useable . the spare wheel cover thatprotrudes fromtrunk into area behind seats is NOT installed butpresent, and shouldprobably be replaced. Previous owner began restoration andoverhaul of thechassis, replaced floor rails, replaced original batterycarrier with one slightly larger than original to take a modern 12v battery (looks stock however) front end rebuilt with new bushings and seals, (bushings upgraded to nylatron orequivalent) new springsfront and rear, 4 new shocks, rear hub oil seals replaced, new dunlop brand (OEM) wire spoke wheels and radial tires as well as the brake components (oem Lockheed parts mostly..apart from master cylinder which is the later 'high top' type purchased from NOS locators ) the car retains its original drumfront brakes with new working parts. Theengine (correct 1500 in its proper MG maroon color) was recently rebuilt to high standard withupgrades..all internalsbalanced (including clutch), head ported and performance camshaft fitted..all ancillariesrebuilt, produces well aboveaveragepower, runs cool and shows excellentoil pressure at all times. Transmission was not opened up, but operates smoothly with no unusual noises.. 2 nd gearsynchromesh is a little slow on the downshift (normal with these cars..most owners 'double de-clutch' for faster, downshift) The car has a newfueltank.,new exhaust system, all hoses,(inc all hydraulic flex hoses) fuel andbrake hard lines and cables have been replaced or restored as required ..the parkingbrake cable is also new.in essence, allcomponents that effect reliability have been replaced with new or rebuilt as and where needed ( far toomany parts to fully list here) correct hard ware used where possible. Notshown in images areside curtains,which are present, usable, and in the standard storage bagbehind seats.Spare wheelpresent, probably theoriginal spoke wheel, treadpattern on older spare tire does notmatch the almost unused matched set on the car, but is same size ( 165 x15) I do not have much in the way of documented past history, just info given by previous owner, whopurchased it locally. Iveprobably missed quite a lot in description.Clear title with the car on 'non op'status with California DM, so no hiddenfees for Ca buyers. Inspection welcomed and encouraged during duration ofauction. Car is being sold tomake room for next project. fair andreasonable reserve.(dont ask) serious seller. The car is advertised elsewhere, so may be withdrawn IF soldwithout notice. Terms of sale 'as is, where is' with no warrantyexpressed or implied. a $500 deposit via paypal required within 24 hrs of auction end.. balance to be paid via bank transfer or cashier check within 7 days of auction end (someflexibility ontiming possible.. can bediscussed) willing to help yourtransporter with loading as required. pick uplocation highlyaccessible and within 2 mins of Hwy 80. Serious bidders only please..bidonly of you intend to complete.. anyone with less than 10positive transactionswill have their bidcanceled unless you communicate with me first . Ican be contacted by phone @ 530 913 4920.. 8am - 7pm PCT. thank you.