MGA Roadster SOLD
*Exceedingly original ‘Time Capsule’ example with factory paint, interior and tires intact
*Fastidiously well-preserved with just over 3,500 miles from new
*Offered with tools, jack, owner’s manuals and period sales literature
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
Built during the summer of 1959, this MGA 1600 Roadster remains unrestored, with its original paint, interior, weather equipment, mechanicals, factory wire wheels, and tires intact. According to its well-documented history, the car was purchased new by Dr. Phillip Robinson in 1960, from Morris Garage in Maryland, New York. In August 1971, the original dealer, Gordon Morris, realized that Dr. Robinson was not driving the car and persuaded him to sell it back to him with just around 2000 miles on it. The MGA was added to Mr. Morris’ personal collection, and treated as a museum piece for display purposes. In 1975, the MGA had only accumulated 2,247 miles, and was passed on to Gordon Morris’ son. Subsequent years saw a trip to Maine and some local driving, until it was purchased in 1984 by Mr. Carl Meyer of Slingerlands, New York, who used it as a show car. The late Robert “Bob” Koons acquired the car from Mr. Meyer in February of 1994 and it soon joined Koons’ impressive Columbia, SC-based collection of some of the most original British sportscars in existence. The MGA has remained there ever since, enjoying a climate-controlled environment, dedicated service, and maintenance.
With just 3,502 miles on the odometer today, this is believed to be the lowest mileage MGA 1600 Roadster in the US. Considerable documentation can be found in the history file, as well as owner’s manuals, period literature, and the Heritage Certificate. A true “Time-Capsule” MGA for the discerning collector of genuinely original cars.
We have olso 1 MGA 1600 MKII Roadster with only 7500 MLS from New never restored!
1 MGB Roadster with only 5700 MLs from new never restored from the same collection!