1959 MG MGA, 1500, Convertible,Roadster. Green w/ Black interior. Solid Body. CA
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGA
- SubModel: MG A *SEE VIDEO*
- Trim: '59 59 Convertible
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 47,401
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 4 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: 4 spd manual
- Drive type: rear whl
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1959 MGA Convertible
California Dreamin'...On Such a British Day 1959 MGA 1500 Roadster
O ffered For Sale is a 1959 MGA Convertible. Automotive enthusiasts have considered MGAs as one of the more affordable classic sports cars for some time now. Collectors appreciate the cars’ vintage appeal and quintessential British charm.
These "As" share the same traits as their English brethren, ike Jaguars, ustin-Healeys, nd Triumphs: top-down fun, aspy engines, ull gauge instrumentation, nd simplicity.
Nowadays, GAs are fetching great interest and offer solid investment potential. A car of this status can only appreciate in value as the years go on.
The MGA roadster offered here is a great weekend driver. It's not perfect, ut is just right for the enthusiast who has always wanted one. This MG still requires some tinkering and sorting, ut what 56 year-old car doesn't? Here's a fine opportunity to get into a very collectible British icon and start living the dream!
The MG is a blast to own and drive. This classic is a real crowd-pleaser and will make you and everyone else in its presence smile.
MGAs have always had a cult following, pitomizing the sports car formula of top-down motoring, inimal accessory gimmicks, nd plenty of charm. You may have always admired these sporty convertibles, r maybe even owned one years ago, ut suppose you wanted to purchase one of these appreciating classics now?
Unfortunately, ver the decades many MGAs have fallen prey to neglect, ust, ccidents, r unknowing owners who drove them into the ground. Not this example though; it's a survivor. After five decades, his classic still rides proudly in the essential MG tradition - sporty and thoroughly British.
Green exterior resembles the color of money. It shines nicely and is very alluring - not to show standards, ut to "driver" quality. You can still polish and wax it, nd it'll look great. Body panels, nd underside are dry and show no corrosion or paint bubbles.
The MG’s sporty, et traditional interior layout features chrome gauges and a lots of knobs to pull. Banjo steering wheel completes the package.
Interior is in nice condition. Seats are in great shape, howing no tears or rips. Cushions are thick and supportive. Some trim pieces are not installed, uch as door panels. Speedometer, uel, emperature, il pressure, nd voltage gauges work. Tachometer does not. Signals and brake lights function fine. Tail-lights when in the "running" position do not work; headlights do. Horn works. I have some of the interior parts not shown, nd will include them with the sale.
Defining the term "sporty" are a pair of removable side curtains, hich are in good shape, o use when the top is on. Soft top is in good condition. Traditional three plastic windows are clear and flexible. There is a slight tear on the front of the top that can be repaired or patched.
The motor is a 4-cylinder MG 1800 unit with dual SU carburetors. This is not the original engine to the car, nd there are some modifications that have been made. I do, owever, ave another engine block - a 1500 - that came with the MG when I acquired it over 9 years ago. This motor may be the car's factory motor, ut I am not certain. It will be included with the sale, f you want it.
The current motor runs strong and fires right up, ven when cold, y pulling out the choke lever a bit. Oil pressure is good and it doesn't overheat. Like all British cars, t leaks some oil. The carbs could stand to be properly adjusted/balanced or the timing dialed in. Newer style alternator is mounted to the engine block using a fabricated, on-factory bracket. This should be corrected, s the alternator shimmies and will tend to rattle against the inner fenders of the engine bay when the motor is revved. It could also be due to a motor mount. Some of the missing engine bay components I do have and will include them with the sale.
The gearbox is in good condition and there's no popping out of any gears. Transmission has the old "crash-box" non-synchro first gear. Brakes have new lines and the cylinders were also replaced on all wheels. The car will require two 6-volt batteries. The ones currently installed are old and require a "jump" to start the motor. I've owned this MG for nine years and have enjoyed driving it through the back roads and to the beach. Be sure to see the short V I D E O of the MGA running & driving at the end of the photo presentation.
Trunk is plain and simple, ontaining spare steel wheel and tire. Bottom is solid, ith no rust or corrosion, o that's an added bonus.
The raspy roar of the exhaust....the allure of a sporty European design...the cache of a vintage British motorcar....all these tickle the senses and add to the pride of MGA ownership.
Driving a British roadster makes you feel like a kid in a candy store...excited and full of energy. The experience is pure fun - both for driver and passenger. This car instantly transfers you to another era when things were simple and taking an afternoon drive was pleasurable and something you looked forward to.
A classic MGA is a British icon that presents a good value and opportunity in the world of collectible automobiles, s they are quite sought after. This MG has not been restored, nd requires the typical maintenance that comes with owning such as sports car.
This tangible investment is safer than the stock market and is something you can enjoy, gain and again. Why not mix business with pleasure?
This 1959 MGA is being advertised in a Buy it Now, t $17,650 format. There is no auction, here missing out on a good deal in the last 15 seconds is a tragedy we all know too well. No, his vintage sports car is being offered For Sale right now, t a disclosed price, o don't let it get away!
For a full, etailed description of this fun and collectible 1959 MGA, lease send an email with your specific questions, r call.
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You’re welcome to inspect this vehicle in person, r have someone inspect it for you. Stated mileage of 47,401 is the current odometer reading, ut due to its age, his is not the vehicle's actual mileage. MG is sold with a clear California title.
DO NOT BID unless you have the necessary funds readily available to pay for vehicle and you are SERIOUS about owning it.
NOTE: seller may remove car early from auction as this vehicle is advertised elsewhere and may be sold before auction’s endPlease keep in mind that when purchasing a used vehicle, ost cars are not "perfect" and minor imperfections may be visible upon closer inspection. These imperfections may include, ut are not limited to, mall scratches and dings, ock chips, inor surface rust, mall stains or tears in the carpeting, indshield imperfections, nd wear on the seats. Every attempt will be made to accurately describe the "overall" condition of each vehicle. Please note that it is ultimately the responsibility of the buyer to verify the accuracy of any statements that are made regarding the condition of said vehicle. There are no guarantees as to the accuracy of the descriptions made. Please call at 805. 801. 2581 if you have any questions. Thank you.