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  • Two registered keepers from new 
  • Smart OEW over red colour scheme 
  • Ideal classic rally and touring sports car 
  • Good history file 

The Appeal 

The A was such a new type of MG that it got a simple but inaugural name. Aerodynamics modernised the looks and maximised the performance of its sweet-revving engines. Later cars like this one got more power.
While the convertibles tend to be more plentiful, the stylish coupe is perfect for the sort of all-weather classic rallying and touring at which the A excels. This lovely 1959 1600 has been used for exactly that. Its single Dutch keeper acquired it in 1997 from its first UK keeper.
It is smartly finished in a fetching Old English White over red leather. Sparingly used in recent years - so some recommissioning is recommended - this car is solid and presentable but not concours. That makes it ideally suited for more touring adventures, or it could be steadily improved and shown.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 2nd October 1959 
  • Original UK market RHD coupe 
  • Two registered keepers from new according to seller
  • Original keeper retained the car in the UK until 1997#
  • Acquired by the current keeper on 17th December 1997 and moved to Netherlands 
  • Currently on a Dutch registration plate 
  • Service history folder with car with considerable documentation 
  • We are advised it has been unused recently and would benefit from recommissioning 

The Condition

  • Classic Old English White paintwork in fair condition with some patina visible 
  • The paintwork shows various marks and cracks but not unsightly
  • Bodywork appears straight and solid with some deterioration visible 
  • This includes bubbling to base of the doors 
  • Underside presents well and appears to be solid as is the boot floor 
  • Exterior chromework is presentable and includes luggage rack and badge bar 
  • Steel painted wheels with chrome hub caps in good condition 
  • Some rally eventing decals to bodywork likely easily removed if required
  • Fitted with additional rear fog lights and tow bar 
  • Tidy and apparently original red leather interior in fair condition with some wear
  • The leather seats are presentable but show cracking and some deterioration 
  • Grey carpets in good order with protective over mats
  • Dashboard is well kept with no modifications, no radio and tidy switchgear and dials
  • Four spoke factory-fitted sprung Bakelite-style steering wheel 

The Mechanics 

  • 1,588cc 79.5bhp four cylinder MG engine 
  • 4spd manual gearbox 
  • Front disc brakes 
  • Drives, brakes and shifts according to seller
  • Good history file of ongoing maintenance by two keepers
  • Unused in recent times so would benefit from recommissioning 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1960
  • Make MG
  • Model MGA
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 97,877 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Waalwijk
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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