Vehicles / Cars

Posted 2 years ago

1962 MGA 1600 MK II Roadster RHD restored with supercharged engine & 5 Speed Gear Box



First registered as TSJ 919 in February 1962 this MGA appears to have been also registered as DOO 2 at some stage, which is confirmed by copy V5’s from the 1980 / 90’s and pre restoration photos in the history file. During the late 1990’s the registration reverted to TSJ 919. The car was restored in the late 1990’s pictures of which are on file and by the early 2000’s mechanical work was entrusted to Beech Hill Garage in Reading who in 2005 installed a new Stage II engine (supplied by CMES of Bracknell) , which was mated to a five speed gearbox supplied by Hi- Gear Engineering Ltd of Derby. Hi-Gear Specialise in five speed boxes for MG’s and in this particular case the gearbox is based on a five speed from a Ford Sierra. To finalise the fast road specs a Moss Supercharger was fitted as well as electronic ignition. The mileage at the time of the upgrade was 38942 miles.

During the course of 2006 further works were carried out (accounts on file)and in 2007 the MGA was sold by Sussex Sports Cars to the previous owner in Guernsey with the mileage being recorded as 42063 in December 2007. The car has been well serviced by the previous owner, all works being confirmed by the receipts within the history file.

More recently the MGA has been through our workshops and re-commissioned. Now the car drives and performs very well and easily can sit at 70 mph for hours on end without straining or over revving the engine. 

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