Only 23 examples of this extremely rare MGA model were produced in 1961 and 1962. This car, GHD2/107231, was manufactured between 23 and 26 February 1962 and has its original Nottinghamshire registration mark of 909 MRR. Having been fully restored from chassis upwards and bare metal in 2014 by the current owner, who is the MGCC MGA Register Historian and has a collection of MGAs, this car is now offered for sale. To quote the owner ‘ MGAs need to be driven and used and I can only drive one car at a time!’
Presented in Chariot Red with red leather seats and dash along with the correct grey carpets this car left the factory fitted with Dunlop Disc Brakes on all four wheels, Dunlop Centre Lock Wheels, anti roll bar and heater.
The De Luxe versions of the MGA were created to utilise surplus components remaining after production of the MGA Twin Cam ceased in 1960. Essentially they are MGA Twin Cams fitted with the more reliable push rod engine. This car has the 1622cc final and most powerful version of the MGA push rod engines and is fitted with the correct 4.1 final drive unique to the 1600 Mk II cars.
The car has been meticulously restored to original specification including having the original MGA vents in the front shroud, the correct rubber buffers in the door handles, the correct external gearbox casing used solely on the 1600 MkII and the correct chrome surround to the front and rear screens. The original VIN plate is available and the ownership has been traced back to the early 1970s.
This car represented the model at the 2015 MG Live Event at Silverstone in 2015 which featured an example of every model of MG produced.