Wed, 14th Oct 2015 12:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 74

1959 MG A 1600 Roadster

Sold for £22,500

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: 553 YUP
Chassis No: GHNL/69075
Mot Expiry: Exempt

'553 YUP' is presented in the distinctive combination of Dove Grey bodywork teamed with Red leather interior trim and hood. This lefthand drive example of the breed has been treated to a fair degree of refurbishment in recent times, including: a repaint in what is the MG's original colour; the removal of the engine which was then checked and serviced; and the restoration of the engine bay. The following items were replaced: front brake discs and calipers; rear shoes and cylinders; wiring loom; mohair hood; and bumpers. The vendor perhaps understandably now classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, four-cylinder B Series engine and four-speed manual transmission as all being in 'excellent' order. Some 31,501 examples of the MG A 1600 and 1600 De-Luxe were made in 1959/1960 alone. An open example tested by Motor magazine in 1959 returned a top speed of 96.1mph and a 0-60mph time of 13.3 seconds.

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