1962 MG A 1600 Mk II (SOLD)
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A sensational car...........why?
Superb bodywork, perfect fit. Went over all four fenders, quarters, rockers, etc. with my kitchen magnet and it stuck everywhere...odds are, NO BONDO anywhere. And beautiful black paint.....as we all know, BLACK shows every flaw. And this car is pretty close to flawless. New chrome...even the entire windshield frame has been rechromed, excellent trim, ALL new interior in deep red with leather seats, new top, new tonneau, new seat belts, good older side curtains, new chrome knock offs, hard to imagine a substantially better looking MGA.
Engine has perfect compression (150 psi in every cylinder) and oil pressure, no smoke, no visible oil leaks, and runs flawlessly. Wiring harness looks very good, new calipers and rotors, new master cylinder, front end is nice and tight (bushings and kingpins) with no worn or brittle wiring, everything works, and.........
Excellent ride, handling, steering, exhaust, etc.
Beautiful premium quality wood steering wheel, spotless rust free trunk, nicely detailed engine bay, wire wheels with new radial tires, even has the original engine crank.
Whats left? Not much. I always thought black with red leather was just about the most dramatic combination in a sports car and MGAs are inherently beautiful sports cars. The Mk II is the rarest of the three basic A models with the largest displacement of any MGA and the highest compression ratio of any MGA or MGB pushrod engine (for comparison purposes, the twin cam was 108hp and 100hp in the later, more reliable version, early MGBs were 98hp, the last rubber bumpers were 68hp, and THIS car is rated at between 87 and 92hp depending on which source you use). Add disc brakes (which MG had six years before Porsche), incredibly precise rack and pinion steering, smooth ride, and.........hard to imagine a better all around classic sports car as a combination of lovely esthetics, ease of service and maintenance, availability of parts, the wonderful combination of 100 mph performance, disc brakes, wire wheels, and.................
An excellent example of this fine car and ready for show, cruising, or just 'round one's favorite country roads. And the reflections and color show the depth and quality of the show condition paintwork.
You might find a better MGA somewhere. BUT NOT THAT much better.