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Registry: 1959 MG MGA 1500



Eric O's 1959 MG MGA 1500
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  • When I looked at it...it followed me home.

  • Vroom, vroom

  • The interior is in pretty good shape, need to look into whether the seat leather can be restored.

  • The dash is original, actually has an early style (20 mph graduations) speedo, not standard for the '59

Next project after the Spitfire is done ;). Starting to gather repair parts for both MGAs. Frame not as good on this one, will require some repair work. The body is in good shape though, hopefully the fenders will only require patches to the doglegs. I have all repair pieces in hand, including inner and outer sills and all 4 dogleg pieces. Radiator tested good and motor is turns freely.

Obtained heritage certificate.

Formed up 4 right and 2 left inner sills, also cut out a left and right inner plate. Hoping to make a complete set of repair pieces for the body including the splash guards. Using the www.mgaguru.com site drawings as a guide.

Now have 2 early 3 main 1800 motors and a couple of heads, I hope they provide one good motor to rebuild. I have not determined the state of the '59's original motor, this will be the deciding factor on where I go with that part of the car. Have another 1500 motor with a serial number within 400 of this motor.

Slowly getting the project set up to start once the Spitfire is done. Stored away now for the Winter.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Eric O   [ohmite]
Location: Eden, NY, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress


VIN:HDK4365597
Model Year:1959
Build Date:1959-03-19
Original Colour:Orient Red
Current Colour:Orient Red
Body Code:78063
Engine Type:1500 4Cyl B-Series
Engine Code:15GD-U-H-4429
Last Updated:2017-03-12 09:34:06

 

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-03-12 09:34:06

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Mar 15, 2014 Eric O  USA Added to Registry (ID 24031)

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