1962 MGA 1600 Mk2 For Sale
The MGA is really about as iconic of a British sports car as there is
in my opinion.
The look, the sound, the smell, all of it adds up to a very fun and
unique driving experience
that I think every "gearhead" needs to try one at some point in their
This MGA, is a 1962 1600 Mark 2 model,
the last of the breed before the MGB came in , and many say it is the
most refined and best of the model run.
Updates like the disc front brakes and larger engine in this model make
it a very usable car in today's world.
It can easily keep up in traffic and is a sporting handler in the
twisty country roads.
And this car has been upgraded further with added performance and an
This particular car has undergone a complete nut and bolt restoration
to a very high standard
and it has been fully sorted and driven regularly, even a recent cross
Gorgeous car inside and out...and it has some additional fun history
The car is owned by actor Ewan McGregor
Here is the man himself with the car. He truly loves it but is simply
out of garage space
and is ready to see it off to a new owner that will hopefully enjoy it
as much as he has.
And boy has he had some serious fun with it!
He bought the car in 2014 and just before filming of "Miles Ahead" , a
musician Miles Davis
with Don Cheadle in Cincinnati Ohio, he had the car shipped to New York
so he could use it while there.
When production started, he and his faithful dog hopped in the MG for
the drive from New York.
After production was finished, he hopped in the car and aimed west solo
There is nothing that clears a man's head like the open road in front
And with 3000 miles there was a lot of time to exhale.
Ewan posted several photos of the trip on social media.
Running out of gas in Utah made some waves in the news as a helpful
motorcyclist came to his rescue
on a desolate stretch of highway. (Click Here
for the story)
It was even a topic of conversation on the Tonight Show with Jimmy
The trip was a personal one, not done as a publicity stunt or anything
like that...Ewan is the consumate gearhead and
he loves a good adventure. He pushed the little MG through it's
paces on the trip,
and made it nearly all the way home , finally conking out in Death
Valley with another overheated coil
and calling the tow truck for the final run into LA.
(The coil by the way was overheating due to being mounted too close to
the engine...it has now been relocated and the problem is solved)
The car is a fantastic driver with a crisp exhaust note and very smooth
shifting and tight handling.
It is obvious that the car was well done just by the feedback it gives
you in the driver's seat.
Not only does this car look fantastic...it runs just as good as it
The color combination is fantastic and the paint and body quality is
Very smooth body lines and finish.
Chrome is excellent, lights and lenses are like new
Clean California title and current registration.
All lights are functioning properly.
The restoration was done by an expert in the world of MGAs as a
starting with an extremely solid original "barn find" and working from
the ground up!
Level of detail is high in all the deep corners
Side curtains are carefully wrapped up in the back.
Full tonneau cover as well
Car cover comes with it too
The top is as-new and has been put up only a few times.
The dash is superb and very well trimmed
Seats are excellent, the leather soft and supple.
Windshield is in like new condition.
This was a ground up restoration and the underside is still very clean
with minimal signs of use.
This has not been cleaned since the road trip and you can see it still
If you are the type to detail your chassis for shows and such...this
one would respond well to those efforts.
Tires are in great shape on the stock steel wheels
The engine has been upgraded from stock , starting with a 1600cc block
from an MGB model , pumped out to 1800cc with a performance cam and
It is well tuned and fully detailed.
Dual SU carburetors, very responsive and it hums along the road singing
a very sweet song.
An overdrive transmission has been fitted as well, so with a pull of
the stock fog light switch
the gearing changes for a perfect highway cruising speed.
All the proper tags and details under the hood
All emblems and details are in place and are in excellent condition.
Really a beautiful car inside and out...this is not a car that has been
fluffed up for resale,
this was a skilled restorer and MG enthusiast that went all the way and
did it proper.
More underside shots...it is easy to see that no stone was left
un-turned with this build.
Can you picture yourself in the drivers seat?
I can speak from experience...it is a very fun place to be.
So...what do you think...do you want to be the next lucky owner of
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