1958 Mga roadster, Edward Swan Estate, California car/runs/drives/stops/steers

Price: US $14,000.00 Item location: Emeryville, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGA
  • SubModel: roadster
  • Trim: cabriolet
  • Year: 1958
  • Mileage: 64,362
  • Color: red
  • Engine size: 4 cyl single cam
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: gas
  • Transmission: manual
  • Drive type: rear
  • Interior color: black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1958 MG MGA roadster

Welcome to carsanddogs1970, guys on a mission to locate andprocure valuable automobiles and provide good service to enthusiasticcarbuffs. We have had great fun with both happy and tough customers alike. Our intention is to supply good cars for restoration and all we ask for is your ernestquestions and 100% follow thru. Now about this Mga:Several years ago I responded to an advert about a sunbeam alpine for a good price. I traveled to thelocation and found an amazing older gent with a yard full of precious machinery. Not onlythis Mga, ut an assortment of motorbikes, sailboats, n ultralight airplane, ord trucks, n airstream trailer and so on. The man had many problems with the localbureaucracy for hoarding. The machinery and cars were all neatly stored, overed and out of sight. One grumpy neighbor had "ratted him out" and so with great disdain he sold me the sunbeam. I offered to buy any of the other great cars but hewas not interested in the slightest, nd sold me hisworst car.Fast forward 5 years and my partner,Chatman, ad found a rough tr6 for a great price and urged me to come along. Having hadmanytr6's in the past Iwasn't that fired up about it, ut went along begrudgingly. As we closed in on the location I began tosuspect we were headed back to the old gents residence. My suspicions were confirmed! We indeed ended up at Edwards house and bought not only the tr6, ut 5 other vehicles that will be available as they are cleaned up and made presentable.We have had a dozen Mg's and such at this point. They are great fun when sorted and running well, hichisn't the easiest feat. This Mga runs ok enough to load on a truck. It will need carb work and ignition workI suspect. The engine runs well at times anddoesn't smoke, attle, nock, r make any unsettling noises. The other times it intermittently sputters and needs feathering of the throttle to keep it lively & well. The clutch feels very strong, lthough the release point isnear the top. It grabsenough to make the car leap forward from a stop. Brakes will hold on an incline and bring the car to a halt. I would go over the brakes to be confident at highway speed.The body is notrusty. There is no thru rust anywhere on the rockers, ear quarters, oors, ower front fenders or trunk. This car was sheltered and covered for many years. I have a ton of registration cards showing ownership to have spanned decades under Mr. Swan. His cars were his friends and he always kept them wrapped up tight. It has the best body of any of the british cars Ihave owned and could go straight to paint without tedious rust repair. There is one dent on the lower front valance that will need attention. The body has no other dents and appears to be free of filler.The interior will need quite a bit of attention. It is complete, ut tired. The operating systems will need careful attention and re-assembly. The panel that covers the rear deck is missing and will need to be replaced. The light system is working but will need further sorting to be fully operable. Ifyou've made it this far, won't bore you with anymore words of my own. Please feel free to make an offer and all wellintentioned offers willbe considered. This is an "AS IS" sale with no refunds full or partial. Please ask any questions prior to bidding and this car is titled, n my name and currently registered. world wide shipping to your doorstep, his is a solid car! harris.