1959 MGA 1500, British Racing Green, 35k Orig. Miles, Classic British Roadster!
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGA
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 35,185
- VIN: HDL4361215
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 1500
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 MG MGA
"The First of a New Line" -- That was the marketing approach for MG as it rolled out its fresh MGA to the public in 1955. These cars were vastly different from any MG prior featuring a wider chassis, ower seating position, more powerful "B-series" motor etc. It also features independent suspension and rack and pinion steering. The body was a much cleaner design sitting lower and wider with beautiful consistent body lines and a teethy front grill.
In total, 01,081 MGA's were produced globally from 1955-1962 in roadster and coupe form with either 1500, 600 MKI, 600 MKII, nd Twin Cam designations. For 1959, nly 23,319 were produced globally. Of these, nly 6,149 1500 Roadster's were imported to the U.S. which is the second lowest production year behind 1955. Truly a rare car by production number standards and even rarer to see driving down the road which is why it gets so much attention!
I have a British Motoring Industry Heritage Trust certificate for this car validating it's VIN and original color scheme ofGlacier Blue over Gray with Blue top. It is now British Racing Green over Gray with White top. Even though the BRG is not original, t looks much better on the MGA than the Glacier Blue.
This '59 model was a past barn find as it sat essentially untouched from, hat I was told when I bought it, 965 to 1995 when it then underwent refreshing to bring it up to road worthy condition. At the time, he interior was cleaned and the motor was gone through to make it run dependently.
In 2006, t underwent an in-depth body onrestoration. Do not mistake my words for the car being fully restored, nly the body was. The car was taken down to the bare metal and done right with the fenders off. There was very minor rust on the lower rear corners and rockerswhich was properly fixed. The body restoration was professionally done, ot a backyard type of job, nd I have a book with many pictures of the work. Also at this time the following list of original parts were replaced: a NOS grille,NOS front and rear bumpers, ew aftermarket chrome wire wheels from Moss Motors, nd aNOS banjo steering wheel were all installed.
The interior appears to have a lot of originality and features the replacement banjo style steering wheel and original Jaeger and Smith gauges. The seats, rm rest, nd door panels appear to be original as the gray was original with the blue exterior but I cannot verify if it is truly original. All of the gauges work and the odometer is nowshowing 35,185 miles, he picture of the odometer is a couple months old and showing 35,152. I am led to believe this is the original mileage due to the length of time it was in storage (almost 30yrs!), he fact that the odometer is still working, nd the interior appearing to be original.
The engine is the original 1,489cc making 72hp with twin carbs and it starts right up every time with no smoke.Itstill runs the original twin 6-volt battery system and I just installed two brand new Interstate batteries.For those of you who know theseold MG's, ou know how hardthese are to get and how expensive they are. They cost me $600 and took 3 months to get so the new owner won't have any battery issues if kept on a tender.A newer stainless steel exhaust was installed by the previous owner before I bought it. The car possesses good acceleration, mooth shifting through all 4 gears with no whine, ood braking, nd a tight suspension.
The convertible top will need to be replaced but I bought it this way and only drive it on nice sunny days so I never bothered with it. The car comes with the original tonneau cover, nd all of the original parts such as: grille, ront and rear bumpers, nd banjo steering wheel. It also comes with the original tools and a mountain of documentation and pictures.
There is over $16,500 in receipts as pictured with $6,700 of this accounting for the high quality body work and paint. The pictures of the restoration are only a handful of the ones I have, here is a whole picture book full of them. Additionally, 'm throwing in all of the memorabilia I have for the car including the owner's manual and some posters as pictured.
The MGA offered here possesses many opportunities as it is presently of good driver quality vehicle with a very solid frame, ody structure, nd confident mechanicals. The car is complete and can be driven and enjoyedthe way it is or it is a candidate to restore to a high level. Either way, n opportunity at my asking price of $21,000. I am negotiable but the further away from $21k, he less likely I am to sell. It gets tons of interest, tares, ndthumbs up when I take it out and wins trophies at local shows routinely.The pictures don't do it justice, t's a beautiful car.
I'll be happy to answer any questions and discuss the car over the phone, utdon't waste your time nor mine calling if your not serious. Cash, ire transfer, r cashier's check. If using one of the two ladder options, don't sign the title nor let the car go until the funds clear. Cash is king and I'm willing to deal with serious cash offers. I'm not a dealer, ust a enthusiastic and passionate collector. Email and texting is best but feel free to call as well, ut please leave a voice message if I don't answer, 'll get back to you ASAP. My name is Adam and my cell is 734-564-2881.
Usual eBay listings apply: car is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end this listing at anytime. $500 deposit due within 24hrs, he balance we can discussthe payment options Imentioned. I also can deliver it for a negotiated fee.