<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226

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Lot 171
1961 MGA 1600 Roadster

Sold for US$ 23,100 inc. premium
1961 MGA 1600 Roadster
Chassis no. 88054
Engine no. 16GA-U 19226

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

*Offered with hard top
*Minimal mileage on meticulous restoration
*Eligible for rallies and events
*Extensively documented


THE MGA

Replacing the traditional T-Series MGs, the MGA combined a rigid chassis with the Austin-designed B-Series engine chosen as the power plant. 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

This fine example of the MGA is finished in brilliant red with a tan leather interior and was delivered new to Foreign Motors Ltd. of Baltimore equipped with several options, including a heater, tonneau and sliding windows - and a sticker price of $2,578.

Owned by meticulous collectors, the car underwent a restoration under the watchful eye of owner Ray Hood. According to documentation, work began in May, 1987, and was completed with a test drive on September 23rd, 1988. The extensive dossier accompanying the car documents the work completed with photographs and receipts, as well as magazine features and several awards, including an MG Class first place, a plaque for Best Engine Compartment, and 'Best of Show' at the national NAMGAR Convention - a testament to the quality of the work carried out.

This lovely MGA comes with tan carpets, a black convertible top and hard top, wire wheels, period driving lights, a chrome badge bar, twin side view mirrors, wind-wings and side curtains. With only 7,000 miles on the restoration, this lovely MGA is described as being in fine cosmetic and mechanical condition with an honest patina of careful maintenance and minimal road use since 1988. Accompanied by the original window sticker, owners manual and a complete tool kit, this lovely MGA represents an example of the acclaimed marque and is eligible for some of the finest historic rallies in the USA - offered for a fraction of its restoration cost.
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<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
<b>1961 MGA 1600 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 88054<br />Engine no. 16GA-U 19226
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