BaT Auction: 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe Roadster

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This 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe roadster was acquired by the seller from the president of the Florida chapter of the MGA Owner’s Club in 2006. Subsequent work included a multi-stage repaint in Dove Grey, interior refurbishment, new wood floors, fresh brakes, and a rebuild of its 1,622cc inline-four, which is paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. Approximately 1,000 miles have been driven since completion of the project, photos and receipts for which are included in the sale. This MGA is offered with a new top, refurbished side curtains, a tonneau cover, prior records, books and manuals, spare parts, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

The DeLuxe model was built in limited numbers and featured a chassis shared with the contemporary Twin Cam. Metalwork on this example included repair of rust under the rockers. The body was skim-coated with filler and sanded to eliminate imperfections before three coats of epoxy primer, three of Dove Grey paint, and five of Deltron clear coat. The resulting finish was wet sanded and polished in three stages, while the inner fenders were treated with Wurth rubberized undercoating.

BaT Auction: 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe Roadster

Chrome bumpers and trim were polished, and a front bumper bar and Moss Motors boot lock were fitted. The seller notes an area of peeling chrome on the inset front grille. Lighting includes halogen headlamps with rock guards and fog lamps, and new lenses throughout. A new black top, restored frame, and refurbished side curtains are shown fitted in photographs along with a full tonneau cover. Refinished knock-off 15” wire wheels received re-centered hubs, new spokes as needed, and Kumho Solus tires with inner tubes and new rim bands. A fifth matching wire wheel is included as a spare.

BaT Auction: 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe Roadster

Interior work carried out by Jesus Auto Upholstery in El Cerrito, California included a new Moss Motors red leather interior kit and rebuilt and re-stuffed seats. Shoulder restraints are secured aft of the seats with heavy-duty wing nuts, which can be re-positioned for use as lap belts during top-down driving. Black carpets were installed over new plywood floors, which were treated with a moisture-repellent sealer, coated in polyurethane, and caulked around the around the edges during installation. The wood cockpit surround trim and padding were replaced along with the door panels.

BaT Auction: 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe Roadster

A 4-spoke banjo wheel with an aftermarket wrap sits ahead of the dash, which houses a Smiths heater, map light, and rebuilt Jaeger gauges including a 5-place odometer indicating just under 11k miles. The seller states that under 1,000 miles have been driven since the completion of major work.

BaT Auction: 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe Roadster

The 1,622cc B-Series four was rated at 90 horsepower when new and was rebuilt by R&R Auto Care in Richmond, California. The twin SU carburetors were sent to Carburetor Refactory for refurbishment and a new starter solenoid and cable were installed along with a GM alternator and spin-off oil filter adapter. The Smiths heater box was rebuilt, and a dedicated muffin fan is controlled with an under-dash switch, and plumbed to blow cool air across the carburetors to prevent vapor lock in hot weather and heavy traffic conditions. A tune-up, oil change, and carburetor adjustment were recently performed.

BaT Auction: 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe Roadster

A custom stainless exhaust with dual tips was fabricated by Muffler Works in Berkeley. The close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission received new seals, a fresh clutch and hydraulics, and cosmetic detailing before installation, while the driveshaft was rebuilt and balanced by Driveline Specialists in Albany, California. A brake overhaul included a new master cylinder and lines, rebuilt calipers, fresh pads and rotors up front, and replacement shoes and wheel cylinders for the rear drums.

BaT Auction: 1962 MGA Mk II DeLuxe Roadster

Additional photos showing the bodywork and engine rebuild in progress can be seen in the gallery below. The seller states that receipts documenting the work are included along with service receipts from current and previous ownership, owner’s and shop manuals, and a collection of spare parts.

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