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Katoomba Grey | Roadster | 4 Speed Manual | 1600 cc 4 cylinder | 00002 miles showing | SOLD
THE quintessential sports classic that manages to distil all the facets of the automobile down to the most visceral basics in the best possible way, the Type A was a pioneer for a new breed of MG sports car, thrusting the Abingdon Company into a progressive era of automotive design.
The MG A replaced the T-series cars and brought with it with streamlined bodywork evolved from a series of racing prototypes intended for Le Mans.
Featuring everything needed for the ultimate drive: a rev-happy engine, 4 speed manual transmission, knock-off wire wheels, dual carburettors, sports exhaust, tachometer, folding convertible top and two bucket seats, the MG A was engineered purely for motoring entertainment.
The CKD or Complete Knock Down, Australian made car offered here is a late 1961 MG A 1600 in the rarely seen and original colour combination of Katoomba Grey over Deep Red leather trim.
The subject of a meticulously detailed body, fittings and fixtures restoration over the last 12 months to exacting original specification, this MG A is one of the finest we’ve ever seen.
All new crush pile carpets, leather dash, door card and seat trims, refurbished instruments and new correct switches and toggles right down to the new horn button, the attention to detail paid to the refurbishment of this cars interior is superb.
So to is the exterior with new chrome MG wire wheels, new badges, correct Lucas headlamps and a brilliant depth of finish to the paintwork. All tell-tale signs of a masterful body restoration.
The drive is also sensational. With all new, period correct suspension this MG A’s point-and-shoot driving dynamics and sure-footed underpinnings can be felt in just a short stint behind the wheel. Quick off the mark, rev happy as you shift through all the gears without risk to your license this rare example is absolutely on the button mechanically too.
Among the top three in this country, this MG A is excellently prepared to drive off the showroom floor and offers the perfect getaway car for escaping to your favourite café, beach or weekend picnic spot. Especially as the weather tempers to conditions more conducive to classic motoring.
There has never been a better time to get out and drive or a better example of an MG A like this available to the market. This simply excellent classic car is an opportunity not to be missed.