The MGA represented a complete styling break from MG's earlier sports cars. Announced in September 1955, the car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A total of 101,081 units were sold through the end of production in July 1962, the vast majority of which were exported. Only 5869 cars were sold on the home market, the lowest percentage of any British car.
It was a body-on-frame design and used the "B" Series engine driving the rear wheels through a 4-speed gearbox. The car was available with either wire-wheels or steel-disc road wheels. In May 1959 the standard cars also received an updated engine, now at 1588 cc producing 79.5 bhp. At the front disc brakes were fitted, but drums remained in the rear. Externally the car is very similar to the 1500 with differences including: amber or white front indicators shared with white parking lamps, separate stop/tail and turn lamps in the rear, and 1600 badging on the boot and the cowl.
1961 MGA 1600 MkII FHC LHD that has just been finished. It is finished in Chariot Red with Black Leather. There is an Invoice in the cars History file for £26,800 for the recommissioning work just carried out. The vendor purchased it from an Gentleman who had owned it for 29 years, and the body has been off and everything is fully rebuilt, engine, gearbox, etc. The vendor has removed engine and gearbox and bare metaled the engine bay and fully detailed it, along with all of the engine bay components, everything is new. All of the vehicles chrome has been removed and been fully restored. There are new Continental tyres x 5, refurbished powder coated wire wheels in Classic silver, complete new interior, black leather seats piped red, white headlining and black carpet, new s/s exhaust, complete new braking system with New Calipers and discs on the front, new fuel tank, new clutch kit, new fuel & brake lines. The car has Matching Numbers and has a Heritage Certificate. There were only 182 in total North American LHD Mk II 1600 Coupes built. The car has a lot of Invoices, it is British registered. The car is rock solid underside and detailed nicely, the paintwork is good, though not perfect, and it drives very well.
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