1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691
Lot 63
A matching numbers, highly original example
1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER
Sold for US$ 77,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691 1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER  Chassis no. GHN-L 84466 Engine no. 16GA-U 15691
1960 MGA 1600 ROADSTER

Chassis no. GHN-L 84466
Engine no. 16GA-U 15691

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


*A matching numbers, highly original example
*Less than 19,000 miles from new
*Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate
*Rare and desirable color combination
*A perfect candidate for Concours Preservation class



THE MGA

Capable of nudging "The Ton" in proper tune, the MGA with its sleek new envelope body was a worthy successor to the classic T-series Midgets that helped introduce sports cars to the United States after the Second World War. The new design was first viewed at the 1951 24 Hours of LeMans, where George Phillips drove an MG TD Midget that had been re-skinned with an aerodynamic body shell at the factory, and a trio of factory-prepared alloy-bodied A's ran very well at LeMans in 1955. MG's new look two-seater had established its bona fides in a big way.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERD

Bonhams is thrilled to offer one of the finest and most original examples of the MGA 1600 Roadster we have ever seen. Discovered after more than 35 years in dry storage, this lovely, unmolested classic British sports car may be the most original in existence. It has been driven less than 19,000 documented miles since it was delivered new to its first owner, Mr. Robert W. Durham by Consolidated Motors in Long Beach, California. It remained with Robert Durham until 1977 or 1978; its 1979 California registration shows a transfer to Melvin Durham. Eventually it was sold to its third owner, Mr. Stephen Newby, in the Seattle area, who obtained a British Leyland Motor Heritage certificate issued September 3, 2014. The certificate shows that this car was completed and delivered for shipment to the US on January 25, 1960, finished in GR26 Dove Grey with red seats, black carpets and tonneau, and dark gray folding convertible top. The options included were a heater, windshield washer, and wire wheels fitted with whitewall tires.

Today, this wonderful MGA Roadster is offered with its original drive train, paint, and interior, showing but 18,416 total miles at the time of cataloguing. It retains its five original Dunlop Gold Seal bias-ply white-wall tires, its original folding top - its fabric and stitching still excellent - its original side curtains, complete tool set and bag, knock-on hammer, King Dick jack, air pump, and spare wheel with its original fabric spare wheel cover (a rarely-seen item), an original and unused spare John Bull fan belt, even its original starting crank. The car retains original documentation such as Bill of Sale, factory warranty, owner's manual, tuning guide, original California black license plate in the dealer's frame, and registration papers from new.

Here is a true time-capsule survivor, one of the most original MGAs available anywhere; perfectly suited for entry in any major Concours d'Elegance that offers a Preservation class. Turn back the clock, its 1960 again!

Footnotes

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled with chassis number 61GHNL84466 and as a 1961.
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