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bugeyed Peter Braun
Southport, NC, USA   USA
I am asking a question here for a friend of a friend, because I am already registered here even tho I normally hang out in the Austin Healey area.

Anyway - it all has to do with the grill of a 1962 MGA. I understand they are different - sort of flatter. Does anyone have any pictures they could share that show this difference compared to other years? Is this the only year A that has this type grill? Are they available?
Any help would be appreciated!
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Midlothian, TX, USA   USA
Available at Moss Motors


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bugeyed Peter Braun
Southport, NC, USA   USA
That's just right! Thank you very much - !

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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Finally Snowing in, CT, USA   USA
You may also want to contact Scarborough Faire in Rhode Island. They produce a grill using factory blueprints & new press tooling; its always good to compare. Unfortunately they do not have a web presence, but their phone number is (401) 724-4200.

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bugeyed Peter Braun
Southport, NC, USA   USA
That is very interesting as well - I have sent my contact the link to this page - and so I will probably disappear into the misty night.

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RJBrown Randy Brown
Queen Creek, AZ, USA   USA
That type grill was fitted to MGA 1600 MK11 cars. Not all were made in 1962. Some were made in1961. They also had a 1622 cc engine and the tail lights were on the body not the fenders as earlier cars were.


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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, NC, USA   USA
I don't see a reference but the top picture is the MK II grill.



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Pawtucket, RI, USA   USA
Dear Peter,

Just to let you know, only the inner guts of the MK2 Grille are different from the earlier 'flat' style grilles. The MG badge, outer grille shell and false nose are the same and interchangeable with the other grilles. So....if you do have an original 1600Mk2 grille but has a damaged or bad outer grille shell, you can take it apart and get these parts from the earlier style grille.

The Mk2 Grille slats are shorter to fit the recessed stainless steel shelf insert.
Does your friend actually have a 1962 Model MGA, or do they want it for an earlier model, or is it fitted to an earlier model? Some people like the look of the later MK2 grilles and fit it to other earlier year MGA models.

Cecelia
SCARBOROUGH FAIRE

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bugeyed Peter Braun
Southport, NC, USA   USA
Thanks Cecilia!

I do appreciate you taking the time to add that info to this thread. My new friend here in NC does have an original 62 MGA.
He has the correct grill .
I actually started this for a friend in CT area who asked about these grills for a friend of his. I am not clear about his needs but he knows about this discussion and hopefully all his questions have been answered.

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