1959 MG MGA Restored Barn Find (New paint, mechanicals, original interior)

Price: US $22,500.00 Item location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGA
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 79692
  • VIN: HDR4364495
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1959 MG MGA

Link to more pictures: imgur.com/gallery/gXiXYvW

Link to beauty shots with top up:imgur.com/gallery/wGuWW8z
Link to pictures of underbody:imgur.com/gallery/hL3Ln9v
Photos of in progress repaint: imgur.com/gallery/OeLRcNI

Photos of repaint : imgur.com/gallery/XNEl7bT

Professional photos https://imgur.com/gallery/h7ajqSw


1959 MG MGA convertible for sale. California car originally, stored from 1985-2017. Barn find in 2017. Underwent a complete mechanical restoration with over $28,000 in receipts. Repainted in 2020. Original Interior. Excellent driving vehicle with zero reliability issues in the last year and a half (Yes, I know, even I struggle to believe how reliable this has been). Title in hand. Comes with tonneau, windows, wind wings, and roof.

Payment via Escrow

Shipping: Arranged by buyer once escrow has cleared

Basic History:

1st owner: California driven and owned, put 78,000 miles on it. The story is that the guy who owned it in California was going through a divorce and he didn’t want his wife getting the car so he shipped it to his sister where it sat for 40 years! From the mid-80s to 2017

2nd owner: A friend of the 2nd owner told him about the vehicle being stored in the garage. After a full day day uncovering it from a bunch of junk, it was towed onto a tow truck (wheels were locked up), Over $28,000 was spent on a mechanical restoration at 78,342 miles. Approximately 200 miles were put on the vehicle before it was sold to the current owner

3rd owner: Purchased in April of 2019 with 78,570 miles. The vehicle has been driven, taken to shows, and well loved but must be sold due to physical and financial circumstances. One engine oil and transmission oil change has been performed at the end of 2019. Repainted in 2020.

Mechanical Condition: Fully functional and operational. Undercarriage condition is excellent, Both battery boxes are original and excellent condition. Suspension has no play, steering is tight. MGB Carbs.

Body Condition: Painted in July 2020. Original paint had blemishes and evidence of attempts to paint match where paint chipped/flaked off. Freshly painted with clearcoat. Lower edge of the Front Right and Front Left Quarter panels had some rust bubbles, the rust was treated and holes were lightly filled, but are still evident. The door fitment is perfect, they open and close like modern vehicle doors with no rubbing.

Interior: Original leather seats are in beautiful condition with a wonderful patina and no tears. Carpets have sound deadening beneath them. No heat radiates into the cabin.

Modifications: Modern battery. The original radio was modified to include an auxiliary input and two speakers added.


Over a dozen pages of services performed for the full mechanical restoration in December 2017 at mileage 78342. Here’s a short list of things done:

Rebuilt Engine with 1300 miles on it

Rebuilt MGB carburetors

New distributor

New ignition coil

New spin on oil filter upgrade

New full clutch assembly

New motor mounts

New water pump

New oil pressure hose

New clutch hydraulic hoses

New clutch Slave cylinder

New brake master cylinder

New front and rear brake hoses

New front and rear wheel cylinders

New fuel pump, hose, fuel filter

New fuel tank

New fuel gauge sending unit

New flasher relay

New brake light switch

New air cleaners

New radiator hoses

New thermosta, coolant

New 12 volt battery

New voltage Regulator

New generator belt

Wiring clean and sorted

New tachometer cable

New steering wheel

New convertible top

New side curtains

New wind wings

New top bow

New tonneau cover

New seat belts

Original BMC AM radio modified internally for AM/FM and Aux jack.

New quality radio speakers

New antenna

New wiper arms and blades

New side view mirrors

New rear view mirror on dash

New 60 spoke chrome wire wheels

New chrome wheel spinners

New radial tires and tubes

New grill ( one small blemish)

New front and rear bumpers.