To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. GHNL92388
Estimate: $ 24,000 - $ 28,000 US
With the arrival of the MGA Roadster in 1955, several MG aficionados were taken aback by the fact that the prewar look of the company's sports cars had been tampered with. Instead, they were greeted with a streamlined, aerodynamic body that was right up-to-the-minute in terms of styling and design. The MG displays a magic all its own. Its appeal is strongest among those who admire the characteristics which commonly mark a thoroughbred. Few sports cars, in period, inspired such enthusiasm, or commanded a more loyal band of fellow devotees to a brand.
The British Motor Corporation, Ltd. (BMC), at the time, was the world’s most experienced manufacturer of sports cars and were well-grounded in the building in of responsive power, alert controls and rugged endurance that makes even ordinary driving an extraordinary experience. BMC made the claim in period advertising that they had “introduced fun driving to America,” not only in the competitive arena, but for the simpler joys of life, like a weekend jaunt or lively day-to-day commutes.
Running with an inline four-cylinder engine that is mated to a manual transmission; this MGA is displayed in white with tan seating and black carpet. The recipient of a ground-up restoration that includes custom made stained hardwood floorboards, new radial whitewall model-correct tires, all-new or fully re-chromed brightwork, new wiring harness, completely new PPG custom paint job, entirely new interior (seats, trim carpet), “plus quite a few more functional and/or cosmetic upgrades done.” An appealing color combination, dual sideview mirrors, factory steel wheels and center caps complete the handsome presentation.
The driver who has enjoyed the many delights of an MG will recognize the wonderful blend of power and beauty, with sparkling all-around period performance. Whether you drive against a stopwatch or trying to beat the corner traffic light, this may be the BMC car that is just right for you. 1961 MG MGA Roadster