1961 MGA 1600 Roadster « Britsport of Seattle

206.283.3578

We are open Monday through Friday, Noon - 8:30pm by appointment only.

Please send us an email to get in touch.

1961 MGA 1600 Roadster

1961 MGA

1961 MGA 1600 roadster. One owner since 1966, stored for the last 20+ years. Brought to Britsport for a complete nut and bolt rebuild of the entire car.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA 1600. Initial teardown continues. Body tub is nearly ready to pull from chassis, but the inner and outer sills as well as doglegs will be replaced first.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA 1600. Metal work/rust repair in progress. Note that the body and chassis is still resting on it’s tires while the sills are fitted in order to keep the chassis properly aligned.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA 1600. Major metal work/rust repair completed. The body staged for removal from chassis.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA 1600. Bare, rolling chassis ready for removal of front and rear suspension systems, final stripping and off to media blasting. After blasting is completed, rust repair of chassis rails can commence.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA. The chassis frame has been sandblasted and all rust repair completed. The frame was then powder coated satin black. Front and rear suspension systems are completely restored with all new/rebuilt parts throughout. The gearbox is fully rebuilt and coupled to the restored motor with a fresh flywheel and 3 piece clutch kit. The ancillary components on the engine are being rebuilt and installed when done. The wheels were blasted, epoxy primed, then painted satin silver as original. New wooden floor boards were fitted to the chassis rails.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA. Building up engine ancillaries.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA. All metal and body work completed. Complete respray with base-clear urethane in original MG Iris Blue.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA

1961 MGA chassis. Prepped and ready for body installation on chassis.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA. Installation of body tub on restored chassis.

1961 MGA

1961 MGA. Body reunited with chassis. Reassembly can now begin.

1961 MGA 1600

The majority of the reassembly work is completed. Fuel/cooling systems complete and initial startup and re-torque work done. Next up is flushing and bleeding of the new brake system then time for fresh leather upholstery/carpets/weather equipment.

1961 MGA 1600

1961 MGA 1600

1961 MGA 1600

1961 MGA 1600

1961 MGA

MGA 1600 roadster back to owner (on left) after a 25 year slumber.

6 Responses to “1961 MGA 1600 Roadster”

  1. Neil Stacey says:

    Great build guys, good to see everything done properly and what a fantastic finish.
    Well done.

  2. Mark says:

    Thank you for your kind comments. The gentleman owner was a pleasure to work for. Cheers, Mark

  3. John Colson says:

    Very good pictures of a rebuild MGA 1600. Well done! Nice product!!

  4. Mark says:

    Thanks for your kind comments. World peace thru British cars.

  5. JON says:

    Hi Brilliant job, what paint system did you use to achieve that great finish on the body ?

  6. markjones says:

    The finish is Iris Blue match in the PPG urethane base/clear system. Thanks for your kind comments.

 
 
We specialize in Jaguar, MG, Austin Healey, and Triumph