1959 MG MGA 1600

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  • Imported from the USA and fully restored in the UK
  • Chassis and engine have matching numbers
  • Comes with a Heritage certificate
  • Fitted with power steering, electronic ignition, solid state fuel pump, electric fan and oil cooler

The Appeal

In 1951, Syd Enever - MG Stylist and engineer - created a beautiful streamlined body for George Phillips on the 24 Hour Le Mans. It was quite a looker, and following the car's exposure, the general public clamoured for a piece of this newly streamlined sports car. How couldn't you? 

MG responded with the sleekly-designed MGA, boasting racing-style aerodynamics and spirited performance that made it one of the most desirable British roadsters of its day - and saw particular success in the USA, where the majority were purchased. 

This particular example has been fully restored to a high standard, with a professional bare metal respray and a new red leather interior. The chassis and engine have matching numbers, and the car comes with a Heritage certificate. It has been fitted with power steering, electronic ignition, a solid state fuel pump, an electric fan, and an oil cooler.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built on 10/11 September 1959 and dispatched on 12th September
  • Imported into the UK from the USA in 2012
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2014 and underwent a full restoration until 2020
  • Less than 200 miles undertaken since restoration
  • Comes with a Heritage certificate
  • The chassis and engine numbers match
  • Currently indicates 24,839 Miles on a five-figure odometer
  • MOT exempt

The Condition

  • Complete, beautifully finished vehicle with a fully restored chassis
  • Originally shipped in Old English White
  • Professional bare metal respray to Signal Red
  • Mostly new parts used in the restoration
  • Chromework is all bright and nicely-kept
  • New black fabric soft-top free of rips and tears
  • Chassis has been powder-coated
  • New red leather interior
  • All dials are clean and nicely-kept
  • Wood-trimmed steering wheel in very good order
  • Carpets are in good order

The Mechanics

  • 1.6-litre B-Series I4 powerplant
  • Four-speed manual transmission
  • Engine, gearbox and rear axle fully reconditioned
  • Fitted with power steering
  • Electronic ignition
  • Solid state fuel pump
  • Electric fan and oil cooler
  • Factory fitted equipment includes wire wheels, windscreen washers, grey tonneau cover and heater
  • We understand the car to be in excellent mechanical order
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1959
  • Make MG
  • Model A
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 24,839 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Cheshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 4 bidders
  • Ba•••• £21,500 29/02/24
  • gr•••• £21,250 29/02/24
  • Ba•••• £21,000 29/02/24
  • gr•••• £20,750 29/02/24
  • Ba•••• £20,500 29/02/24
  • gr•••• £20,250 29/02/24
  • Ba•••• £20,000 29/02/24
  • be•••• £19,750 29/02/24
  • Ba•••• £19,500 29/02/24
  • Ro•••• £19,250 27/02/24
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