Some people were not very happy when MG switched from the pre-war looks of the T-series cars to the modern curves of the MGA. Much of the drive-train was carried over from the old car, but the new exterior put the A more inline with its competitors. It also made the possibility of a coupe, a reality. This 1960 MGA is one of those aforementioned coupes and although it needs everything, it does appear to be a relatively solid California car. Find it here on eBay where bidding is currently at $5 with no reserve. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the submission!
A 1960 MGA would normally be fitted with the 1600, but someone swapped it out for this 1800 from an MGB. This is a welcomed upgrade and the seller claims that it ran when parked. You will still need to go through everything, but you might just be able to get this one running without a rebuild. We are not sure why they didn’t go with the 5-main bearing engine, but this one still has more power than the original mill.
Since the interior is trashed and the original engine is gone we would be tempted to make a few sensible upgrades during the restoration. You needn’t feel guilty about making a car more drivable if it wasn’t original to begin with. We are picturing something like this. What do you think, what would you do with it?