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Friday 9 August 2019

1961 MGA 1600 Mk2 - Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions Ltd Saturday17th August 2019 Errol Airfield Perth Scotland PH27TB


Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions Ltd
Saturday17th August 2019
Errol Airfield Perth Scotland
Telephone: 01821456997     

1961 MGA 1600 Mk2
Estimate: £22,000 - £25,000.

Chassis number: GHN2102052 - This MkII example we are informed has the following background. Originally this car was dispatched new to its first owner in Ardrossan, Ayrshire in August 1961, possibly having been supplied by the Ayr branch of MG distributors 'A & D Fraser'. Over the early years of the car, its changed ownership a few times until in 1965 when a Glasgow gentleman, who we believe worked as an Aero Engineer, purchased the car and used it as his everyday mode of transport, as well as some continental trips, including one trip to Monte Carlo. That owner kept the car for 13 years and sold it in 1978 to a fellow Aero Engineer and the car moved to Dundee. After purchasing the car in 1978 and owning it for 30 years, that Dundee owner then sold is back to his fellow engineer in 2008, still with less than 50,000 miles on the clock. Business and family commitments meant the vehicle seen very little use, until 2015, when the person who we believe has provided the story of this MGA, purchased it for himself, who only covered 700 miles in 3 years of ownership. To which we believe it was then sold on to the current owner and vendor in late 2018. We are further informed, this vehicle still has the original hood, tonneau cover, sliding exterior door handles and door locks fitted from new, and an ASM branded luggage rack. The current owner and vendor has covered approximately 700 miles in 8 months with the example and also personally drove the car 70 to be with us at Errol. Further benefitting from some early photographs and a current MOT.

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