<b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569
Lot 190
1960 MGA 1600 Roadster

Without reserve
Sold for US$ 24,200 inc. premium

Lot Details
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569 <b>1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. GHNL/83569
1960 MGA 1600 Roadster

Chassis no. GHNL/83569

1,588cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
80bhp at 5,600rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Beautifully presented example
*Charming Iris Blue over Blue color combination
*Wonderful Roadster for Sunday drives
*MG's classic 1950s sports car
*Offered with BMI Heritage Trust Certificate


The MGA

Although the MGA 'EX182' prototypes debuted at Le Mans in 1955, by the time the actual race came around the design of what would be known as the MGA had effectively been finalized, the event itself being little more than a useful opportunity to check that everything was as it should be. Replacing the traditional T-Series MGs, the MGA combined a rigid chassis with the Austin-designed B-Series engine chosen as the power plant. Running gear was based on that of the TF, with independent front suspension and a live rear axle, but as far as its road manners were concerned, the far superior MGA was in an entirely different league.

Clad in a stylish aerodynamic body and capable of topping 95mph, the MGA proved an instant hit, selling 13,000 units in its first full year of production. After reliability issues plagued the Twin Cam model, engine enlargement was seen as the way forward. The result was a capacity increase from 1,489cc to 1,588cc that raised maximum power to 80bhp and boosted torque by 17 percent. Acceleration was improved and the MGA in '1600' form was now a true 100mph-plus car.

The Motorcar Offered

Built in January of 1960, this MGA was equipped as a left hand drive Roadster, destined for the North American market. It was finished in Old English white and fitted with a red interior and a grey convertible top. The list of factory fitted equipment included a heater, a tonneau cover, disc wheels and tubeless tires.

Finished today in the period MGA color of Iris Blue, this charming Roadster benefits from a beautiful restoration performed in the early 2000s. The interior is neatly trimmed in a medium blue color, with white piping on the seats. The bright work presents equally well, with shiny, chromed wire wheels adding the finishing touches. These quintessential British sports cars offer much driving pleasure on the open road, and make great entries into local rallies and club events.
Without reserve

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1961.
Auction information

This auction is now finished.

If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please email us at motors.us@bonhams.com or request a complimentary motorcar appraisal.

If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Mark Osborne
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, United States 94103
    Work +1 415 503 3353
    FaxFax: +1 415 391 4040
  2. Rupert Banner
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 461 6515
    FaxFax: +1 917 206 1669
  3. Jakob Greisen
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, United States 94103
    Work +1 415 503 3284
    FaxFax: +1 415 391 4040
  4. Evan Ide
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work Boston, United States
    Work +1 917 340 4657
  5. David Swig
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, United States 94103
    Work +1 415 503 3285
    FaxFax: +1 415 391 4040
  6. Eric Minoff
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 917 206 1630
    FaxFax: +1 917 206 1669
Similar Items