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Period Raced 1960 MGA Roadster

Posted by WindingRoad about 1 week, 2 days ago
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Location: Monterey, California

Description:

This 1960 MGA Roadster was purchased by Fraser Sibbald in the early 1960s from its believed original owner, a local military veteran. Mr. Sibbald first used the car for PBSCC rallies, autocrosses, and gymkhanas before converting it for track use with the SCCA. A restoration was initiated 15-20 years ago after the car had passed to a new owner. It was disassembled, the frame was restored, new paint was applied, and some mechanical parts were freshened. Work eventually stalled and the car was purchased eight years ago by the seller, who had it reassembled using the included parts. Power comes from a 1600cc MGA engine that was bored .040 over the standard bore of a 1622, and many additional modifications are present as detailed in the listing. The car is now street legal and is being offered with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust document and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

This MGA was finished in Dove Grey from the factory and was repainted during the cosmetic refresh roughly 20 years ago. The exterior has been finished to emulate the racing history, and it features a recreation of a factory competition windscreen along with a driver-side rollbar. Some scratches are present in the paint, and the trunk lid has been modified to allow access while the rollbar is fitted. A spare decklid finished in Dove Grey without the red markings or roll bar hole is included in the sale.

Vinyl decals have been added to the car along with other period livery components. No top is present, although a tonneau cover is included in the sale. The wire wheels are mounted with Hoosier DOT race tires.

The seats are trimmed in red leather, as are the matching dash and door trim. A scratch is present on the driver’s door leather as pictured in the gallery, and no carpet has been installed in keeping with the competition theme.

The factory heater has been removed but is included in the sale. A mix of Jaeger and Smiths gauges are fitted to the dash, and the odometer shows 62,584 miles. A North America MG register plaque showing #7274 can be seen on the passenger-side of the dashboard.

The rebuilt 1600 MGA inline-four was bored .040 over the standard bore of a 1622, fitted with a compeition baffled oil pan, and converted to a spin on oil filter. An aftermarket header and larger diameter exhaust have also been installed, and the engine is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.

The frame was restored during the cosmetic updates almost 20 years ago, and the front suspension now incorporates MGB kingpins and an anti-roll bar. Additional undercarriage photos have been provided in the gallery.

A copy of the Factory Record by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust has been provided and details the original options and build dates. A number of period completion photos can be found in the gallery.

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