1957 MG A Roadster white
$8.1k is a steal. $14k fair. These cars up 9% last year. Buyer is getting more than just the car, but extra parts, 25 years of club magazines, and gobs of documentation. Well bought. ~~~ Owner says he stopped driving the car in 1997 (Completely stopped, or did you exercise it regualarly?). If just sitting for six years, that hurts. Weak presentation probably contributed to low price as well. White is not the best color for MGA's, and may have kept bidding low, but I really think this car got overlooked, perhaps because of the dark photos. Diamond in the rough, or ticking time bomb? Looks like the former to me.
I purchased this car in 1975. I drove it on a regular basis until 1997. The car is registered as MGA No. 225 in the North American MGA Register. The body was repainted in 1987 and minor rust damage existing at the time was repaired. I replaced all the body rubber and fender piping. It has been garaged ever since. The body and interior are in very good condition with no evidence of rust. The car received regular attention to all of its needs and the engine and transmission were in excellent condition when I stopped driving the car in 1997. I stopped driving the car because my work required extensive travel and I could not find the time to address the minor but constant maintenance imperatives of a wonderful old automobile. The floors (wooden), trunk, rocker panels, and fenders are all solid, and the tires are in excellent condition. The car comes with side curtains (excellent condition), toneau cover (excellent condition), top (excellent condition), jack, extra transmission, and spare. The car is complete with all trim pieces. I have put 30,000 milies on the car since 1975 and have replaced brakes, all brake cylinders, clutch, flywheel, all major gaskets including head gasket, windscreen, top, side curtains, fuel pump, water pump, seat covers, carpets, and radiator. I rebuilt the carburators and the master cylinder. The sale includes my collection of tech manuals, a variety of spare parts (including a transmission), fasteners, a new door sill rail, a new top bow, an excellent (and essential) impact wrench, filters, jack, jack stands, wheel mallet, and a number of clever devices for tuning SU Carbs. I will also convey a nearly complete 25-year set of the monthly magazine of the North American MGA Register (a treasure trove of practical technical and historical information). This is a wonderful car and a source of great driving pleasure. I love it. I hate to part with it, but I just don't have the time to give it the attention it deserves. This is a very good car, but the right buyer can make this a great car, and get more enjoyment from it than I can over the next 28 years.
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