FACTORY CHARIOT RED, HERITAGE CERTIFICATE, 1600CC ENGINE, VERY CORRECT CAR!
This 1961 MGA is the quintessential British roadster that comes in a great color combo and nicely documented. Best of all, this iconic symbol of class and distinction can be had for less than the price of a Miata.
There are a few bodystyles out there that make you say "Wow!" from the moment they come into view, and the MGA is in that very select class. The long flowing fenders that help create the low-cut doorline; the aggressive rear fenders that kick up for the wheels; and the smooth and unmistakably European trunk (boot) design – all of this combines to make for a car that looks sporty even when parked. The chrome grille and the bumpers look amazing on this example. Plus all the rest of the brightwork, such as around the windshield, mirrors, and lighting make the MGA look like it was trying to offer Americans the 50s style we love. In reality, it's just bowing to its T-series history. But unlike these earlier cars, when the weather does turn wet, the folding roof and side curtains are much more substantial to keep you dry for the drive home. Wire wheels were an option from the factory, and it just seems like a must-have to complete the iconic appearance.
Inside the motto should be, "No radio. No windows. No problem." These MGs are a great lesson in purist motoring. A grippy three-spoke steering wheel, clear Jaeger gauges, a heater, and a manual transmission - that's all you get because that's all you need. Your senses will go into overload as you sit in the low-cut tan bucket seat and gaze at the matching red dash panel. Pull the start knob and then let the wind whips through the interior while you help fill it with the wonderful soundtrack from the motor. Still, being a minimalist does not mean lacking in style. Attention is guaranteed when you park this British invasion among the big Detroit metal at car shows.
When shopping for an MGA, you want one built in the 60s. Not only is it a rarer roadster, but also because you received the larger motor. The enlargement to the 1600cc powerplant gives this a little extra kick of performance that is always welcomed in these machines. The engine bay looks well maintained, and so you know this is the one you want for an easy jaunt down the open road. The exhaust note is hypnotic as you discover the fun and control that the four-speed manual gearbox provides. This car has one more secret that will be revealed on your favorite long way home. While these sprightly roadsters have built a reputation for providing one of the best driving experiences around, this one is enhanced even further by the surefootedness of modern Nexen tires and front disc brakes.
This is a true driver's MGA, but like any good Brit, it also comes with pedigree. There is a certificate from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust documenting this car's early build and its red/tan color, as well as other documentation. Beautiful, tasteful, and a superior experience behind the wheel to even its siblings, this MGA is an amazing classic offered at a price that will have it driving out of our showroom quickly. Call today!!!
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