We found this Red over Red leather 1962 MG MGA Mark II oddly titled “cars and trucks” here on Craigslist in Winchester Center, Connecticut where the private seller is currently asking $10,500. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the seller has his MGA priced $1,500 above the #4 “Fair” (considered Daily Driver) level of $9,000.
MG produced the MGA from 1955 through 1962 before being replaced by the venerable MGB. For 1961 MG launched a late-cycle refresh called the Mark II. The engine size was increased again to 1622 cc and the cylinder head was also revised with larger valves and re-engineered combustion chambers. Horsepower increased to 90 bhp. It also had a higher ratio 4:1 rear axle, which made for more relaxed high-speed driving. An inset grille and Morris Mini tail lamps appearing horizontally below the deck lid were the most obvious visual changes.
In addition to the odd title, the seller only provides the following one-sentence description to sell his car: “rare last of the MGA body style. runs good.” Many new parts. transmission rebuilt by Quantum Mechanics.” Consequently, you’ll need to get the full story about this car from the owner during a phone call. From the pictures provided, the exterior appears to be a driver quality finish with some patina. Specifically, we note the condition of the rocker panels; while rust-free they do have a nice patina of road rash indicating the owner enjoys driving this MGA. The interior presents nicely. We don’t know the mileage of this MGA, so it’s hard to say whether the seat leather is original or if it has been replaced at some point.
While the seller mentions a rebuilt transmission, no mention is made about the state of the engine. The lone engine bay picture provides further proof this MGA is a driver quality example.
The world is already filled with plenty of over-restored MGAs, so we like that this example appears to be a nice driver quality car in a rare but stunning color combination that can still be enjoyed daily. If the in-person inspection checks out, the next caretaker will have a nice classic sports to add to their stable. Good luck with the purchase!