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Bonhams MPH July Auction / 1958 MG A Roadster Project Chassis no. HOT 13/48278

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Lot 11
1958 MG A Roadster Project
Registration no. UMJ 329 Chassis no. HOT 13/48278
17 July 2021, 13:00 BST
Bicester, Bicester Heritage

Sold for £6,187.50 inc. premium

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1958 MG A Roadster Project
Registration no. UMJ 329
Chassis no. HOT 13/48278

Odometer reading: N/A
MOT: Exempt


*MGA project vehicle
*Previously restored shell
*Features a later 1,800cc engine
*Great potential


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Footnotes

Launched as the replacement for the MG TF at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show, the MGA was revolutionary step forward for MG. It was designed by renowned MG designer Syd Enever and featured a much more aerodynamic design whose shape still looks familiar today. Following its launch, the MGA proved to be a hit and over 100,000 were sold by 1962 in both 2-door roadster and 2-door coupe body styles.

This 1958 roadster offers great potential as a project car and is finished in the iconic British Racing Green. The shell itself has been well restored and still presents well. It is also noted that the car's original 1500cc engine has been swapped out for a later MGB 1,800cc unit mated to an MGA gearbox. The steering rack has also been built. Offered with a new radiator, windscreen, bumpers and some other small items. This is a great project vehicle with a lot of potential.

Vendor Score Total: 36/100

Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

EXTERIOR TOTAL: 13/25
Body Work: 4
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
Glass: 1
Paint: 2
Wheels/Tyres: 2

RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
Axles: 3
Brakes: 3
Gearbox/Clutch: 3
Suspension: 3

INTERIOR TOTAL: 4/20
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 1
Headlining: 1
Seats: 1
Trim: 1

ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2/10
Ancillary components: 1
Main components: 1

ENGINE TOTAL: 4/20
Mechanical components: 1
Running: 1
Starting: 1
Under Bonnet: 1

Car History File: 4

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