May 16th 2015 Premier Automobile Sale (13)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/15/2015
The MGA was produced from 1955 to 1962 by the British Motor Corporation. The “A” replaced the aging MG TF 1500 and earlier TD models, representing a complete redesign of the iconic open sports car. A total production of 101,081 units were produced before the introduction of the all new “B” model in September of 1962. Only 5,869 cars were sold in England, making the MGA the highest percentage of all British cars built for the export market. With falling sales of the traditional MG models, the MGA design was given the production green light despite being initially designed in 1951. Production had been delayed by BMC’s decision to build Donald Healey’s Austin-Healey sports cars. The new MGA was a body on frame construction and utilized the straight-4 “B” series engine from the Magnette Sedan. Suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones at the front and a rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Steering was rack and pinion and wire wheels were an option. The final rendition of the MGA series was the Mark II. Engine size was increased to 1622 cc developing 90 horsepower. An inset grill and horizontal Morris Mini taillights mounted below the deck lid were the most obvious visual changes. 8,198 Mark II roadsters were built at the conclusion of production. Presented here is an excellent example of an unrestored, unmolested original 1962 Mark II roadster. Painted in traditional old English white with tan interior, the MGA is equipped with steel wheels and optional hard painted to match the exterior of the car. A rare and the most desirable version of the last of the MGA series of sports cars.• Optional Hard Top• Last Year for MGA• 1600 CC 90 hp Engine• Steel Wheels• 9,442 miles
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $17,600.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Friday, May 15, 2015.
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