Classifind Cut 62: 1956 MG MGA Project – $3,900

Nov 2020 | Classifind Cut, Sports Car Saturday

With nicely restored examples in ample supply and still easily selling for under $40,000, we’re hard-pressed to understand why someone would take on the challenge and expense of restoring this rusty 1956 MG MGA listed earlier this week here on Craigslist in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania for $3,900.  Reportedly owned for the past forty years, the last twenty of which in storage,  this may be the right project for you if you possess the metalworking skills, deep pockets, and time needed this winter to move this project forward.  The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool places the asking price well below this guide’s current #4 “Fair” estimate of $8,800.  If you are serious about buying this MGA, you can start the conversation by calling the seller at (860) 782-1554.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw his MGA featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Just out of 40-year ownership, and in storage for 20 years (oil was put in cylinders before storage). Complete car except for the front bumper and radio. Side curtains, turn signal lens, bumper brackets, tonneau cover, and spare tire are included. The motor does not turn – the starter needs to be rebuilt but getting power. Mechanically complete with the original ignition key. Some rot shown under the driver’s side frame. The underside of the car was undercoated which has kept the metal clean. Rolls and steers easily. Clear Connecticut title.”

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