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Lot No. 307 - 1960 MGA 1600 Coupe

Sold for: £21,375

The car to have in 1960, quintessentially British and Jean Shrimpton pretty
Details Specification
  • Finished in Old English White with silver wires and a smart red interior
  • Older restoration retaining a good shine. Superb panel fit throughout
  • 1588cc B-Series producing 80bhp and offering 0-60 in 13 seconds and 96mph
  • Rack and pinion steering, Dunlop hydraulic front disc brakes
  • Still retains its initial registration number 2650 RF
  • Recent inspection and freshly issued MOT certificate with no advisories
  • Your earliest inspection is encouraged and welcomed

When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the pre-war look of the company's sports cars. It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful streamlined body was right up to the minute in terms of appearance. It was powered by a new engine; MG had decided that the old XPAG unit had had its day and so introduced the much more modern B Series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. The 'A' was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. In 1959, MG released the 1600 model featuring a larger 1588cc engine, disc brakes at the front and rigid framed side screens with sliding windows. 

Rolling off the production line during the first quarter of 1960, this Abingdon-produced 1600 MGA Coupe was originally finished in Chariot Red complemented by the optional painted wire wheels. Clearly used as an everyday car in period, the time would eventually come when a little TLC was required. Completed some years ago, 2650 RF (its original registration number) was treated to a sympathetic restoration and a colour change to Old English White but retaining the red interior albeit retrimmed to suit. A conversion to a single 12v battery rather than two 6v batteries was also implemented. The silver painted wire wheels remain, as does the factory-supplied steering wheel, with the only new addition being an attractive stainless steel boot rack. Now nicely settled in, the Coupe has an air of originality and does not appear to be too factory fresh or overly restored, simply a very pleasant and mellowed MGA. With Coupe values now closely following the Roadster, this smart little MG is worth a look and with the 1600cc engine and front disc brakes fitted as standard, this is one 60s sports car that is very useable in today’s traffic. It has recently been inspected and a new MOT Certificate issued without advisories.

Seriously pretty and quintessentially British, MGAs offer real driving pleasure on the open road and make great entries into local rallies and club events. 

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or charles@silverstoneauctions.com to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.  

Year of manufacture:
1960
Make:
MGA
Chassis number:
GHD88220
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1588
Body colour:
Old English White
MOT Expiry:
Tuesday 06 July 2021
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
2650 RF
Model:
1600 Coupe
Engine number:
16GAU20291
Interior colour:
Red
Odometer Reading:
18385
miles
Warranted Mileage:
Not warranted

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