1960 MG A 1600 (SOLD)
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In many ways, the perfect compromise for an MGA........
A 1500 or 1600 (read on)...the best grille, the simplest and best tail lights, the best looking of all of the MGA modesl.
BUT, in this car's case, with the additiion of MGA 1600 Mk I disc brakes and engine. More power, better stopping, still everything correct.
OR.....is this car a 1600 Mk I with 1500 tail lights. I remember in grade school....is a Zebra white with black stripes of black with white stripes. Dunno. Do you?
Either way, a sensational car....rust free southern car, frame up restoration three years ago and barely driven, ALWAYS garaged, all new tan leather interior, beautiful black exterior, brand new top and tonneau, side curtains, wire wheels, fairly new radials, beautifully detailed dashboard, new wiring and electrics throughout. An absolute gem.
Read through the appraisal done in 2010 (two pages to be put up on this page), it appears that the last owner rebuilt the engine, transmission, front end, brakes, and (to quote) 'everything on vehicle has been replaced or redone...it was completely reassembled.'
Now, I personally am a bit too wary and careful to use the word 'everything' but there isn't any doubt. This is one gorgeous MGA. Runs and drives flawlessly, perfect oil pressure, great power, no smoke, quite tranmission, great steering and braking, AND, yup, most of the things I can see...wiring, chrome, paint, weather equipment, components in the engine bay, fuel tank, stainless steel exhaust, shocks, disc rotors, brake flex lines, all of the brake and clutch metal lines, master cylinder......all appears to be new.
Is it a 1958? Dunno. Certainly the title says so. BUT it has a 1600cc engine (good), great power (better), disc brakes (getting even better), and the better looking 1500 rear lights (better still). All in all, a very nice MGA in every way.
(oh, and as a postscript: research of the VIN sequence on the title and car, which match, indicates a 1960 MGA 1600 Mk I....we have seen un or intentional errors due to Motor Vehicle department clerical errors, sometimes using the engine number instead of VIN, etc.)
One of the best MGAs we have ever had for sale and ready for show or general use.