MG MGA Roadster 1959 Restored

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Mileage : 28,884

Manual Gearbox, Right-Hand-Drive with 1500cc Petrol Engine.

This is a 1959 MGA Roadster in chariot red, black interior with red piping, black P.V.C hood and tonneau cover, original U.S.A title document and British heritage certificate present.

Originally supplied to the U.S.A where it remained until 1989.

The MG was restored in the U.S to a very high standard with a full body off nut and bolt rebuild for the owner, a Sandra.l lamania in Florida.

The vehicle was found by a Mr David fuller a riley enthusiast who was on a trip to the U.S with his wife to view a riley for his personal import to the UK, he was so impressed by the condition he purchased the MGA as well.

David took delivery and converted the MG to right hand drive.  He used the car little in his 15 year ownership, there is an old m.o.t  with a recorded mileage of 22,998 in march of 1994 and one in 2006 with just 24,246 a total of just 1248 miles in 12 years.  His widow who confirms the trip and purchase along with the garage that MOT’d the vehicle for many years.

The next owner a Mr David cooper acquired the MG in 2006 and in his ownership put just 3,556 miles on her before passing it to the next owner in 2008.

The next owner a Mr Javed Akhter, a wealthy London pharmacist and car collector purchased the MG to recapture his days running around at university where he met his wife, Javed had the front drum brakes converted to disc and servo assisted them, he purchased new chrome wire wheels, new chrome luggage rack along with a new tonneau cover, after 3 years Javed sold the MGA to the current owner after covering just 814 miles.

The current owner’s ownership started in May 2011. He said “I am a classic car enthusiast with a small collection, I am at an age where I can indulge myself”.

BODY AND PAINTWORK

The entire car was restored professionally by a U.S restorer to a high standard, it was a body off restoration, The chassis was repainted,  the body was repainted in its original chariot red both inside and out.

The work was carried out in the late 1980s, the front scuttle and bonnet was professionally repainted in 2012, reason being stone chips to the front scuttle panel, There is a couple of stone chips to the paint on the rear scuttle were the boot lid has been mis-aligned at some stage (now corrected) all gaps are very good, doors, bonnet and boot all shut nice.

To sum up the paint is very bright with a really nice lustre, no dents and looks fresh with no change in condition in my ownership, the engine bay is clean and bright as is the boot area.

INTERIOR

Interior has had new carpet, door cards, seat covers, hood, tonneau, steering wheel, heater controls, spare wheel cover, all with no wear, rips or tears.

CHROME

New chrome bumpers and overiders, chrome wire wheels, luggage rack and le mans petrol cap, Has original grill still in very nice condition as is the windscreen surround.

MECHANICS

Engine, gearbox, axle all rebuilt and clean with new oil, electrics converted to 1 x 12v battery however the two trays still in place and in excellent shape.

New discs, callipers and pads, new servo fitted along with all new brake pipes, new stainless exhaust, note: Radiator has a small dent on the top and has some paint chips again in good condition.

Engine runs like a sewing machine is quiet and no smoke being emitted, (pulls very strong)

HISTORY FILE

All MOT’s dating from 1992 to 2013 recording a current mileage of 28,884 just 5000 in the last 20 years of motoring.

Receipts for work and parts purchased by the last owner and current owner are with the car. It’s been a muched love car that owners have cherished (and it shows)

VALUE

Looking at prices of the MGA roadster it seems that £15-20k buys you a entry level vehicle requiring work to make a useable machine, body shape is not good, home restorations to varying standards.

£20-25k buys a vehicle that has probably had major restoration carried out, again to varying standards £30k buys a top end professionally restored vehicle to show standards.

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