1961 MG MGA 1600 Roadster

Lot: TBA

Estimate (£): 20,000 - 25,000
(+buyer’s premium of 12% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 1.6L 1961 MG MGA 1600 Roadster manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 92 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Freshly restored, UK-registered, left-hand drive 1600 Roadster...

  • Imported from the US in 2017 and extensively restored in 2018 (photo documented) 
  • Bare metal repaint in gleaming Chariot Red with cream leather seats and black carpets
  • Very smart with steel wheels, chrome luggage rack, good hood and new mohair tonneau 
  • New brake calipers, rear shoes and cylinders, master cylinder, stainless exhaust, ignition
  • UK V5c. NOVA details. MOT to December 2020. Recently serviced
  • Quintessentially British and lovely to drive

Lot Details

Registration: 117 UYY RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1961 Engine size: 1.6L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles): 18600
Model: MGA 1600 Roadster MOT expiry: 2020-12-19
Warranted: No Chassis number: GHNL92712

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 92 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Genuine solid and pretty example


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Very tidy with some new trim parts


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Excellent starter and runner with new ignition system. SU carburettors replaced in the US with a twin-barrel, downdraft, Weber (32/36DGAV ?) a common mod.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Drives well with no issues

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Many new parts


Minor: Major:


No issues

Vehicle History


Recent oil and filter change and new ignition system

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history