Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 39

1960 MGA 1600 Roadster

Sold for £18,844

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: 9979 TJ
Chassis No: GHD92519
MOT: Exempt

  • In the current ownership since 2009
  • Comprehensively restored following import to UK in 1991
  • Engine overhauled and capacity increased to 1622cc

Introduced in the Autumn of 1955 and continually updated, the MGA range was joined by Coupe and 'Twin Cam' variants in 1956 and 1958 respectively. Prompted by the latter's performance advantage, the standard pushrod model received a capacity increase to 1588cc and front disc brakes in May 1959. Equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox and rack and pinion steering as standard, the resultant '1600' MkI was reputedly capable of 100mph plus.

In the current ownership since 2009, this pampered MGA 1600 Roadster has resided in a heated garage and although having covered little recent mileage is said to be “ready to go”. Imported from the USA in 1991, it is understood to have been treated to a comprehensive restoration after landing in the UK, the works even including fitment of a replacement bodyshell. Furthermore, we are advised the engine has been overhauled to 1622cc capacity. Kept in a heated garage this delightful MG is finished in Red with Black interior and comes with a new hood and tonneau. The interior is said to be “excellent” with the body, paint, engine and gearbox described as being “very good”. Perfect for some summer motoring, 9979 TJ is worthy of close inspection.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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