1960 MG MGA 1600 Roadster

  • Price
    33 950 EUR
  • Model
    MG MGA 1600 Roadster
  • Year
  • Condition
    Used
  • Color
    Blue
  • Body Type
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    94,544 km (58,747 miles)
  • ID
    #15086
  • Price
    33 950 EUR
  • Address
    Steenweg op Deinze 51 C, 9880 Aalter, Belgium
  • Country
    Belgium
  • Published
    about 1 month
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Classic MG MGA for Sale

1960 MG MGA 1600 Roadster for sale

The MGA was produced  from 1955 to 1962, replacing the older T-type cars and represented a complete styling break from the older vehicles. The car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 1955. It was replaced by the MGB when production ceased in July 1962. Through that time, BMC sold 101,081 units, the vast majority of which were exported with only 5869 cars sold on the home market, the highest export percentage of any British car.


The design dates back to 1952 when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for George Philips' TD Le Mans car. The problem with this car was the high seating position of the driver because of the limitations of using the TD chassis. A new chassis was designed apart and the floor attached to the bottom rather than the top of the frame sections. A prototype was built and shown to the BMC chairman Leonard Lord. Lord turned down the idea of producing the new car as he had just signed a deal with Donald Healey to produce Austin-Healey cars two weeks before. Falling sales of the traditional MG models caused a change of mind and the car, initially to be called the UA-series, was brought back.  It was a body-on-frame design and used the straight-4 "B series" engine from the MG Magnette saloon driving the rear wheels through a 4 speed gearbox. Suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones at the front and a rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Steering was by rack and pinion and was not power assisted. In May 1959 the standard cars also received an updated engine, now at 1588 cc producing 78 bhp (58 kW; 79 PS) . Front discs were fitted, but drums remained in the rear. 31,501 were produced in less than three years. Externally the car is very similar to the 1500 with differences including: Amber or white (depending on market) front turn indicators shared with white parking lamps, separate stop/tail and turn lamps in the rear, and 1600 badging on the boot and the cowl.


A number of 1600 De Luxe versions were produced with leftover special wheels and four wheel disc brakes of the departed Twin-Cam, or using complete modified Twincam chassis left redundant by the discontinuance of that model. Seventy roadsters and 12 coupés were built.


 



  • Specifications

  • Bodywork

  • Length : cm (in): 396 (156)

  • Width : cm (in): 145 (57.2)

  • Height : cm (in): 127 (50)

  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 239 (94)

  • Weight: kg (lb) : 900 (1986)


  • Mechanics.

  • Displacement : straight 4 1588 cc (97 ci), front mounted

  • Valve gear : 8

  • Fuel system : 2 SU carburettors

  • Gearbox : 4 speed manual

  • Drive wheels : rear wheel drive

  • Maximum power : 80 bhp at 5500 rpm

  • Maximum torque : 132 Nm at 3500 rpm

  • Maximum speed : 163 km/h (101 mph)


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  • VIN
  • Color
    Blue
  • Metallic
    No
  • Engine
  • Engine Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Gearbox
    Manual
  • Steering Wheel
    Left-hand drive (LHD)
  • Drive Wheels
    Rear wheel drive (RWD)
  • 1st Reg. Country
  • Doors
    2/3
  • Interior Color

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