1959 MG A 1500cc - £28,950 ovno
This is a 1959 LHD 1500cc vehicle.
The paint on this car is beautiful and finished in Dove Grey. The restoration is exceptional as the entire car has been painted and there is no trace of the original colour that was Old English White.
Wheels & Tyres
16in wire wheels are fitted, including the spare, and wrapped in period correct Dunlop SP20 crossply tyres. There are no signs of uneven wear.
All panels are free from dents and the shut-lines across the entire car look visibly correct and both doors close evenly.
The paint is in excellent visible condition. The only slight imperfections are as follows: a slight hairline crack in the paint on the passenger side lower part of the rear wing and slightly uneven paint on the inside lip on the lower part of the drivers door.
Glass and Trim
Glass and trim are all in good order. The plastic side windows have slight discoloration as to be expected with their age. A new hood has also been fitted and is in excellent condition.
The attention to detail achieved in this restoration is exceptional meaning the interior is a beautiful place to be.
Seats and Carpets
All in excellent condition and looking factory fresh.
All gauges are in excellent working condition.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both are in excellent condition. The steering wheel is original and its assumed the gear knob has been replaced during the restoration.
Engine and Gearbox
The car starts fine from cold and idles correctly both on and off choke. The clutch is good with a strong biting point at about half way of travel. There are no issues selecting any gear (including reserve) either hot or cold. The engine is rebuilt including a new cam shaft, timing chain, exhaust manifold, oil pump, SU carburetors, and fuel lines. A new radiator, hoses, wiring harness, and engine mounts are fitted along with a stainless steel exhaust system. The four-speed manual transmission and differential are also rebuilt with a new clutch, synchro, and resurfaced flywheel.
Suspension and Brakes
Both areas perform faultlessly and said the front and rear suspension are refreshed with new rear leaf springs. Brake components including the wheel bearings, lines, and cylinders have been replaced too.
Drives and performs perfectly.
Electrics and Other
No issues apart from the fuel gauge gives the incorrect reading it flickers between 0 and 1/4.
The car was originally exported to North America and then to Canada in 2017.
A total of 8,405 miles are shown on the odometer and believed to be reset / correct from the completion of restoration in 2007.
There is a large history file of receipts as part of the restoration from 2002 to 2007 The vehicle also comes complete with the Heritage Trust certificate.
- 8405 Miles
- RefCode: DIY1184203
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