1959 MG MGA
This beauty is a fine example of a classic British import car professionally refurbished to handle the road like a new car, but yet keeping it's originality. The car was originally from California and belonged to a family friend. This car has been professionally restored by Tuxedo Motors in Tuxedo, NY, the same shop that was commissioned in 1979 by British Leyland to restore a 1949 MGTC for the win a classic campaign here in the USA!
The original 1600 4 cylinder engine, carberator and transmission have been completely rebuilt and rewired and driven only 120 miles since. Receipts and documentation for the entire restoration are available and included, as over $25,000 was spent less than a year ago. There is all new wiring throughout, and the brakes have been completely redone, and a new soft top has been installed. I also have a brand new tonneau cover which has been professionally fitted to the car. Brand new side curtains are included. In addition, all the chrome has been replaced or restored, including brand new wire wheels on brand new tires. During the restoration my focus was on making the car mechanically perfect and safe to drive anywhere. I kept the original leather interior, which was professionally cleaned and treated, but I added seat belts for safety. The original paint has also been restored, although it has some flaws in some areas due to the age of the vehicle, but turns heads wherever it goes. There are a few areas where the paint has been touched up. Mechanically, the car is absolutely perfect and can be driven anywhere. This is a perfect car to enjoy driving with the top down. I also have a super rare British Motor Corporation radio which was professionally restored by a company in California which redid the inside of the unit.......so it looks old from the outside but actually has modern electronics, AM/FM and an aux jack for your ipod, etc. and upgraded speakers. Why am I selling? I was planning on keeping this car forever which is why I made the huge financial commitment to restore it. Unfortunately, I just went through a retina detachment and 4 surgeries leaving me unable to safely drive. The car is kept in a climate controlled garage in Jamaica Estates, New York along with my other classics which unfortunately I will have to sell. I do not mind selling overseas, but you will have to be responsible for arranging the transportation to the dock.