Highlights

  • Comprehensive restoration completed in 2021
  • Converted to a Roadster using a genuine 1958 Roadster body
  • Impressive history file with original Registration Book from 1963 importation
  • Recently serviced by MGOC in July 2023

The Appeal


The MGA roadster was born out of a race car; specifically the George Phillips car that garnered so much attention at the 1951 Le Mans. It was all too obvious that they were onto something - the streamlined curves and ponton shape set the motoring world alight, and in 1955, the first production car rolled out of Abingdon. 

The result was a hallmark moment for MG. In fact, one would be tempted to call the MGA one of the true masterstrokes of the Great British Sports Car. 

Originally sold in America and reimported to the UK in 1963, this MG A has undergone a comprehensive restoration, including a conversion to a Roadster using a genuine 1958 Roadster body. It now comes to us in fine fettle, ready and waiting to hit the road with its lucky new owner.



History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1958 as an MGA Coupe 
  • Sold in America and reimported to the UK in 1963
  • Underwent total restoration over the past 20 years under a previous keeper
  • Restoration completed during the pandemic
  • During restoration, the coupe was converted to a Roadster using a genuine 1958 Roadster body
  • In current ownership since 2021
  • Has travelled less than 1,500 miles since purchase
  • Serviced by the MG Owner's Club on 6th July 2023
  • Plenty of documentation available, including current V5C and original Registration Book from 1963 importation
  • MOT valid until July 2024 with no advisories
  • Currently indicates 09,831 miles on a five-figure odometer

The Condition

  • Very nicely restored, this classic roadster presents well
  • Body professionally prepared and resprayed in Old English White
  • Paintwork has a deep shine and lustre
  • Chromework appears in smart condition, presenting brightly from the bumper to the rack
  • Wheels present beautifully with white-ringed tyres
  • Underside is in good, clean order with no sign of significant wear
  • Cockpit looks in very good order
  • Leather has been reupholstered and now carries only gentle sag
  • Some light scratching to the door cards
  • Dashboard presents well with all instruments in good, legible order
  • Light wear to the steering wheel and shifter



The Mechanics

  • 1.5L B-Series I4 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Stainless steel exhaust appears in smart condition
  • The vendor informs us that the engine idles smoothly and revs cleanly on the road
  • We're told the car runs very well with no issues to note



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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1958
  • Make MG
  • Model MGA
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 9,831 Miles
  • Engine size 1498
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Boothby Graffoe
  • Location Lincolnshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
11 bids from 6 bidders
  • sophie.•••• £12,500 19/06/24
  • Ams100 £12,000 18/06/24
  • adam.wh•••• £9,000 18/06/24
  • ward.ca•••• £8,500 18/06/24
  • adam.wh•••• £8,000 18/06/24
  • 32ftree•••• £7,500 16/06/24
  • 32ftree•••• £7,200 16/06/24
  • adam.wh•••• £7,000 15/06/24
  • adam.wh•••• £5,500 15/06/24
  • peter-a•••• £5,000 14/06/24
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