1960 MG MGA Roadster 1600


  • Restored example, previously based in South Africa's dry climate
  • Attractive signal red colour scheme with a retrimmed black cabin
  • Now UK registered and ready to enjoy

The Appeal

The MGA finds origin in a unique streamlined body designed for the 1951 24 Hour s of Le Mans. Aerodynamic car design was still a relatively new concept for car styling, and the Syd Evener-penned bodywork turned plenty of heads - many of whom, of course, were potential customers. 
MG adapted this deftly into the MGA, which rapidly became one of the most clamoured-for roadsters of its day. Over 101,000 were built over the next 7 years, most of which were exported. Indeed, only a scant 5,869 were recorded for the UK market - with many now returning to their homeland. 
This standout example was originally based in South Africa, and returned to the UK in 2020. Since then, it’s clearly been restored to a high standard - and looks every bit the fanciful, gleaming roadster it no doubt did when rolling out of Abingdon in 1960.

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1960
  • Based in South Africa as recently as 2019
  • In 2020 the car was imported to the UK
  • Since then, the DVLA has recorded 1 previous UK keeper
  • Currently indicates 09,694 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • MOT exempt

Paperwork file includes:

  • V5c document
  • South African registration document
  • South African Motor Vehicle Clearance document
  • South African export document 
  • Haynes manual

The Condition

  • Bright Signal Red paintwork is in fine order
  • The car’s bodywork is tightly-knit and free of any dents or dings
  • Chromework is bright with all badging present and correct
  • Wire-spoke wheels are well presented with plenty of tread on the tyres
  • Underside appears free of any signs of corrosion or significant wear
  • The cabin is equally fine, with black upholstery seemingly refreshed recently
  • Carpets and door cards are equally sound
  • Dashboard is beautifully presented with all instruments legible
  • All switches and knobs look in practically new condition
  • Wood-trimmed steering wheel completes the array in fine style

The Mechanics

  • 1.6L B-Series I4 
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Engine bay is in very good condition
  • We’ve no reports of any mechanical issues
  • With perky performance and charismatic handling, the MGA is still very capable
  • We’ve no doubt that, as a result, this roadster will be an eminently usable classic

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1960
  • Make MG
  • Model MGA
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 9,694 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Epping Green
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
2 bids
  • peterta•••• £10,500 19/06/24
  • Roders £10,000 19/06/24
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