July 2014 – 1959 MGA 1600
The car was completely rebuilt from a US spec shell by Oselli in 2009 but the first owner after restoration had done virtually no miles in the car before I purchased it in January 2014.
The car has significant improvements over the standard vehicle: MGB 5-bearing engine bored out to 1950cc and tuned to stage 2, Ford T9 5-speed gearbox, electric power steering, Aldon electronic ignition and wider wire wheels being some of them. The interior has been trimmed to de-luxe specification.
I intend to add many miles to the car, attending Centre and local natter (Aylesbury) events as soon as the weather improves.
Owner: Adrian Bennett
Make/model: MGA 1600
Month/year of manufacture: November 1959
Colour: Old English White
Engine size/type: MGB 5-bearing 1950cc stage 2
BHP: 130 approx.
Top speed: 110mph?
Gearbox type: Ford T9
Date purchased: January 2014