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Lot 030: MG A 1500 Roadster

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

One of two MGA Roadsters in our sale today, this lovely Old English White example has the later version of the original 1500cc engine which developed a quoted 72bhp and, according to a 1955 road test in 'The Motor', gave the car a top speed of 97.8mph with a 0-60 time of 16 seconds and a fuel consumption of 26.7mpg. As its accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms, WSD 407 is a rare UK market car that was built in late January 1958. The car has had just one registered keeper for the last 17 years and was treated to a total nut-and-bolt rebuild in 1994. Virtually every part of the car has been restored or replaced as necessary with many bills on file to substantiate the work carried out. It was also fitted with the desirable 5-speed Sierra gearbox conversion along with electronic ignition and a stainless steel exhaust. The car has covered only 11,500 miles since the rebuild was completed and has been used in fine weather only. Said to be in excellent condition throughout and to drive beautifully, it is MOTd until October and taxed until May 2012. It comes with most old MOTs back to 1994, a large file of bills for the restoration and subsequent upkeep and a full set of weather equipment.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number030
Estimate£21000-£23000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1958
Condition rating
Registration numberWSD 407
Mileage-
Chassis numberHDR13/47243
Engine number15G3UH8198
Engine capacity (cc)1498
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2