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Lot 108 - 1961 MG A Mk II Coupe – one of 600 produced

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ESTIMATE €20,000- €25,000

Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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Lot Number 108
Reg. Number German registered
Chassis Number G-HDL2/105016
Year 108
Make MG
Model A Mk II

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Description

This late November 1961 MK II Coupe is a rare example indeed. In total over 10,000 coupes were built of all variants- but of this version there were only 600. The final development stage high compression engine fitted to this car develops 95HP and accelerates the little 830 Kg car to 60mph in only 12 seconds!The MKII model was the first MGA to have disk brakes in front as standard, . This car was ordered and still retains its charming and period colour of  “Alamo Beige” with red leather interior.

The interior is very original, the leather seats still have their original leather and piping (which was different from the roadster) . In addition the original instruments hold the correct S/N number for this model year. The engine is in good order , and benefits from a 123 igintion system. The original is still available and comes with the car.

With just two owners in the last 20 years, the car has covered a mere 6000 miles since 1996. In addition the original registration book from 1964 is available, where its owner (an American pilot living in the UK), had ordered his car in the factory with LHD and exported the car to the United States.

It appears the car returned to European shores in 1994, first in Spain, then in Denmark  (where it was owned by the photographer Hans Heedegaard, who permitted his car to be used as reference model for the book called “original MGA” by H. D. Clausager) and then in Germany since 1996.

Presented in good to excellent order, and fitted with its original engine, gearbox and the largely untouched interior this has to be one of the nicest MG A’s Coys has offered for some time. It is rare to find such a spectacular car with such provenance and careful ownership; this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Mit nur zwei Eigentümern in den letzten 20 Jahren, ist das Auto nur 6000 Meilen seit 1996 gefahren. Außerdem ist das original Registrierungsbuch von 1964 verfügbar, wo sein Eigentümer (ein amerikanischer Pilot, der im UK lebte) sein Auto fabrikneu mit LHD bestellt hatte und es in die USA exportierte. Dieser späte 1961 MK II Coupé ist ein wahrlich seltenes Stück. Insgesamt wurden mehr als 10.000 Coupés aller Varianten gebaut – aber von dieser Version gab es nur 600.


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