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This gorgeous early production MGA 1500 Roadster is believed to have been first sold to Mr. George M. Innes of Cortland, New York, whose name remained as the registered owner until a few years ago. At that time, the car was acquired by EM Motors, an MG specialist in Stanley, New York. EM carried out a comprehensive, bare-metal, body-off restoration that is documented by numerous photos taken during the process.
During restoration, the car was painted Iris Blue, a stunning color used from 1959 through 1965 on MGAs and MGBs. The wire wheels were refinished in the correct factory silver paint, a new top was fitted, and the interior was refurbished using Navy Blue leather and correct carpeting. The Roadster was also rebuilt mechanically, with a fresh engine, gearbox, rear axle, and suspension. Additionally, the front brakes were up-rated with a set of discs from a later MGA and the electrical system was converted to 12-volt. Upon the restoration’s completion, the MGA was sold to a new caretaker. The current owner acquired the Roadster last year and has used it sparingly, storing it in a climate-controlled collector car storage facility.
This charming MGA Roadster possesses many positive attributes: beautiful early features, a distinctive color combination, and desirable upgrades for driveability. Its early production date increases event-eligibility, while its friendly demeanor and exacting restoration should provide its new owner with the joys of driving a classic British roadster on the open road.