<b>1962 MGA 1600 Mk II Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHNL2/107065<br />Engine no. 16GC-U-6983
Lot 107
1962 MGA 1600 Mk II Roadster
Sold for US$ 35,840 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1962 MGA 1600 Mk II Roadster
Chassis no. GHNL2/107065
Engine no. 16GC-U-6983

1,622cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
90bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*One owner from new until 2017
*Fully-evolved Mk II Roadster in striking livery
*Offered with extensive history file and weather equipment
*MG's classic 1950s sports car


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 1962, this example of the final and fully evolved 1600 Mk II was equipped as a left-hand drive Roadster and destined for the North American market. The car was bought new by a Mr. Fredrick Kunel, with whom the MGA would remain until 2017. The car has been black over red since new and was treated to a sympathetic restoration in the early 2000s. The mileage and interior are believed to be original, and the large history file attests to much devoted care. These quintessential British sports cars offer ample driving pleasure on the open road and make great entries into local rallies and club events.
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