1961 MGA Coupe



Year 1961
Make MG
Model A 1600 Coupe
Mileage 5071
Transmission Manual
Exterior colour Old English White
Interior colour Red leather


This 1961 MGA Coupe has had just three custodians over the last 42 years and has clearly been well cared for. This is an original home market right hand drive car which remains in its original colour scheme.The major upgrade was in 1974 when the car was fitted with a later 1622 engine. It was subjected to a full body restoration between 2012 and 2015 which included a bare metal respray in the car's original colour. The interior was partly retrimmed which included the dashboard, door cards and carpets. At the same time a new wiring harness and electronic ignition was fitted. In 2016 further work was undertaken which included a front suspension overhaul with new arms and bushes. The brakes were attended to with a new master cylinder, rear brake cylinders and shoes. More recently the heater has been overhauled with a new matrix and controls; halogen headlight units have been fitted and the wiper motor has been rebuilt. The cylinder head was also removed and checked and the valves were re-ground.

As the photographs will demonstrate the car presents exceptionally well and the paint continues to look very good. The interior is in good order with the original seats showing their age, but with no rips or tears. The engine fires up on the button and runs cleanly and sounds very sweet indeed. The car drives exceptionally well and runs through the gears without issue. The last MOT was issued in October 2021 and was free of advisories.

The history file includes photographs of the 2012 to 2015 restoration when the car was stripped back to bare metal. There are invoices dating back over the last 20 years and all of the work that has been done during that period has been well documented. There is also a green continuation logbook.

Overall this is a well maintained car that needs for nothing and is ready for its next custodian. If you are seeking a Coupe we would urge you to come and take a look at this car, it is excellent value.

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