1960 MG MGA 1600 roadster, great running vintage convertible classic sports car
Price: - Item location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGA
- SubModel: 1600
- Trim: 1600 roadster
- Year: 1960
- Mileage: 30,230
- Color: Green
- Engine size: I4
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1960 MG MGA 1600
MGA 1600 roadster, 960
Excellent looking and running classic sports car
Very straight body, ll four fenders removed so that new fender welting could be installed installed, ew door seals, ew door seals, ew chrome end caps, rofessionally painted in deep MG BRG green (base coat, lear coat) acrylic and hand wet sanded and buffed to a show finish. Chassis and wood floors look to be in very good condition, as new dust shields and gaskets in the fender wells, he photos show how straight it is and the depth of color. Really looks fantastic.
Fitted with a recently rebuilt early MGB engine......what is nice about this installation is that the engine is visually almost identical to the original 1600, ven has the same tach drive, onnected to the original MGA mechanical tach, ff the back of the block. Yet with 98hp, ffers far more performance than the original 83hp A engine, robably will be more reliable and is certainly more flexible. And remember, hile the first MGA twin cam engines were rated at 108hp, ater (and far more reliable) twin cams were 100hp....not very different from this car.
I did a compression test....145-150 psi compression in every cylinder, uns 80 psi oil pressure when the engine is at full operating temperature, ero smoke cold or hot. It really doesn't get much better.
Seats were just redone, ew interior panels, ew carpets, ew seat belts, ash was painted body color (as original) and all of the original gauges work. Top appears to be fairly new (plastic window seems close to perfect...top material is a bit wrinkled in the photo due to being folded for a while, ut it should stretch out perfectly in warm sunlight) and has new side curtains.
The disc brakes work well, teering is precise, xcellent ride and handling, ood exhaust system, potless rustfree trunk floor, as a new jack and brass knock off hammer, ngine bay is very clean and painted in body color, as a premium style air cleaner, umpers and overriders look close to new, ame with the chrome knock offs, o rattles, o odd noises, ransmission is virtually silent and has excellent synchromesh action, uiet differential, nd the rest can be seen in the photos.
Valves just adjusted, U carbs tuned and balanced, resh oil and filter, uspension just lubed, as a reprint of the original manual, nd ready to drive anywhere. (when painted, irror holes were filled....car comes with two proper Lucas style wing mirrors and I would be happy to install them anywhere a buyer wishes)
This is a sensational driving MGA and, ith 98hp, isc brakes, nd wire wheels, wonderful overall compromise for an English classic sports car. Cruises nicely at 80 or more mph, hould hit around 105 mph flat out, nd doesn't miss a beat. And while ANY good MGA drives nicely, hey are typically a bit underpowered. But not this one.
And while most eBay sellers don't seem to know the importance of oil pressure ('gee, never look at the gauge') or compression ('what's that?'), here are no more important indications of an excellent engine. And, n both of these, t is about as good as it gets. And, ote, he image of the oil pressure shows the photo was taken when the engine was at full operating temperature.
It can cost $60-70,000 or more to perform a thorough restoration on an MGA and I am not purporting this is one of the best available. But it was disassembled for paint, xpensively painted, icely detailed engine bay, ash, nd interior, as full weather equipment, isc brakes, nd wire wheels. All in all, great 'driver' certainly worthy of being displayed at a local show.
Car is being advertised in a variety of publications and is available for immediate sale and I reserve the right to end this auction at any time and for any reason. I can assist in transportation anywhere in the world and can also offer temporary storage. It starts instantly, uns flawlessly, nd will leave most MGAs in the dust.
Also have a new alloy crossflow cylinder head, ew intake manifolds, nd new twin 40 DCOE Weber carbs I would consider selling, ndependent of the sale of this car. Have the same set up on my 1965 MGB and the difference in performance is breathtaking. Also looks rather exotic.Car available for immediate sale and advertised elsewhere. Hence we reserve the right to end the auction at any time and for any reason. Car is sold ‘as is’ with no warranty or guarantee whatsoever. Has full paperwork for legal registration anywhere. We can assist in transport anywhere in the world and can deliver it on our truck within, ay, 00 miles. Glad to store the car in a safe, nsured spot until arrangements are made. Terms: 20% deposit with 48 hours and full payment within seven days. W/transfer or check is fine. If you have any questions, he best way to ask is to call me at 203-377-6746 during business hours.It starts instantly, uns flawlessly, nd will leave most MGAs in the dust.Thank you for looking and good luck bidding.