1960 MG MGA Black

MG MGA Black (1960)
for sale

Price: US $12,100.00


You are viewing a really exceptional example, of a documented low mileage survivor. I was planning on listing it over Mother's Day weekend, however, I just didn't feel like contributing to what might be a distraction to a really special day for all of us. As I was walking my dog last Sunday morning, I came upon my neighbor's son, who was just getting into his car, with one of his buddies, and I couldn't help but notice, they were decked out in their favorite baseball team's garb, so I asked , where are you guys headed, and they replied excitedly, to see the Giants play. So, I asked; Is your mom going, and they murmured Nah! I then said, So what do you plan on doing for your mom, on her special day, the answer was, Oh, I'm going to try to catch her a ball. I couldn't help but think to myself, and later wished I said it; Why don't you get her a bucket and scrub brush, so she can clean your room, while you enjoy the game. Okay, enough said, let's talk about this car. As you can see by my user name, I'm a Healey man, with coming up on 50 years experience with the Marque, with ties to the Healey family, and mostly to Sir Donald himself, and very close to bringing back the Big Healey, in 1981, if Jensen, the English body builder, hadn't scrapped the tooling, one year prior. About 9 years ago, I decided to look for, and experience an MGA. I studied the Marque, and concluded that it would have to be the later model, with disc brakes and the bigger displacement engine, so the search for an original MGA 1600, without rust or accident history was my goal. I focused and decided on this one, as it fit my criteria, of a one owner car, with low mileage, well serviced, and never apart. The original Iris blue lacquer paint was faded, and for concours standards, not up to my level of perfection, yet a perfect running and driving candidate. The internal area of this car, was beautifully preserved, and well enough to leave original, and complement it with a very high level ($16, 000) concours quality repaint, from bare metal, to what you see now. So, the bottom sides of the body panels are exceptional original paint, and the aluminum panels, which normally suffered from numerous soft blow dents, have none, and never did, so they are only aluminum and paint, and flawless. Along with its pristine show quality undercarriage, the mechanical condition matches the quality of the cosmetics, and performs better than a restoration, with lifetime restored hydraulics, and the list goes on, throughout. And of course, all numbers match, and also has the original working AM radio, if you have the patience to wait for the tubes to warm up. I even have the original whitewall tires and wheels, that go with it if you dare, which I believe look completely out of place on a British classic. You won't find another one like it, and with over 50 years experience with British sports cars, and considering many areas of this MGA, are better than originally built, I am completely comfortable with giving a 12 month 12, 000 mile warranty, as originally given with these cars when delivered new. This warranty is offered within the continental U.S. only
The reserve is set relatively low, for the quality and condition of this unique 1600 MGA. I have 135 photos, including the undersides of the body panels, and aluminum lids, or should I say boot and bonnet, to show their original paint and condition, and so with eBay's limit of 24 per auction listing, if anyone needs a photo of a specific area, that you don't already see posted, just ask, and I can forward your request in an attachment to your message, through this eBay network. BTW, the word BLACK appears in the title of this listing, that I didn't insert. This part of the listing, was done by an eBay teammate, and I have no idea why, unless it refers to the California license plates, otherwise I haven't a clue. I can arrange shipping worldwide to your door at no additional cost above the shipping company's quoted rate. Thanks for looking, and good luck bidding. .

update: 2017-09-08


Condition:UsedYear: 1960
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): GHNL83392Mileage: 48,298
Transmission: ManualMake: MG
Body Type: ConvertibleModel: MGA
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warrantyTrim: Black
Vehicle Title: ClearEngine: 4cyo
Options: Convertible, Leather SeatsDrive Type: RWD
Fuel Type: GasolineFor Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: BlueDisability Equipped: No
Interior Color: BlackDrive Side: Left-hand drive
Number of Cylinders: 4Original/Reproduction: Original

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