<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627

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Lot 93
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1960 MGA 1600 Coupe

Sold for US$ 22,400 inc. premium
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1960 MGA 1600 Coupe
Chassis no. GHDL 95286
Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627

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

*Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
*Highly original example with only 2 owners
*Beautifully styled British Sportscar eligible for many tours and rallies
*One of just 826 examples produced in 1960 for the US Market


THE MGA

Conceived as replacement for the traditional T-Series MGs and introduced for 1955, the MGA combined a separate chassis with the Austin-designed, 1,489cc B-Series engine. 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. For many enthusiasts though, particularly those living in Northern Europe, a closed car made more sense than an open roadster, and right from the start the factory offered an optional hardtop, which was followed in October 1956 by a proper fixed-head Coupe.

The new fixed roof closely followed the lines of the detachable hardtop, while additional refinements included wind-up windows, quarter lights, outside door handles, special seats and door trims, map pockets, vinyl-covered dashboard and a carpeted stowage shelf behind the seats. The additional weight of its steel roof and superior interior appointments meant that the Coupe's acceleration suffered a little, although this was offset by a higher, 100mph-plus top speed courtesy of superior aerodynamics, making it the first production MG to top the magic 'ton'.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This beautiful MGA Coupe was completed at the Abingdon MG works during the Fall of 1960, and equipped as a 1600 model, featuring the larger engine and front disc brakes. The car appears to have led a pampered life, and close inspection reveals a very original and preserved car, still retaining its blue and yellow California license plates dating back to the 1970s. The car was purchased from the original owner in Whittier, CA approximately 40 years ago, making it a 2 owner vehicle. One of just 826 MGA 1600 Coupe models produced for the US market in 1960, the MG is rare as well. Finished in Chariot Red over Black, the MGA retains its factory original plate wheels and most other features. Offered from the Philip Reed Collection, this charming little MGA is ready for its next adventures.

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  • Please note that this vehicle is titled as 1961 with its correct chassis no GHDL95286
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<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
<b>1960 MGA 1600 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. GHDL 95286<br />Engine no. 16GA-U-H-26627
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