Registry: 1957 MG MGA 1500 Coupe
Jim Cheatham's 1957 MG MGA 1500 Coupe
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June 2, 2017 - After four years of hard work, the restoration is finished. This has been a fun and sometimes frustrating experience but I am pleased with the results. I have taken this car through a ground-up restoration over the last 4 years restoring it to its original Mineral Blue color with gray carpet and trim. Mineral Blue was a Coupe-only color for 1500 MGA Coupes. It left the factory fitted with wire wheels, a heater, an adjustable steering column, whitewall tires, and a windscreen washer.
The records I received when I purchased this car indicate that it has not been registered for the road for 45 years (1972). I have restored this car to keep its appearance as close to original as possible but have made some upgrades to make it safer and more drivable on today’s modern highways. Upgrades include front disc brake conversion, sway bar, 3-main 1800 engine, 5-speed, aluminum radiator and LED brake lights. I've also added fog lights and a badge bar. The wire wheels I chose are chrome rather than painted.
|Owner:||Jim Cheatham [3066james]|
|Location:||Amelia, VA, USA|
|Original Colour:||Mineral Blue|
|Current Colour:||Mineral Blue|
|Engine Type:||1500 cc (1800 3-main now)|
|Transmission:||4 Speed (5-speed now)|
|Last Updated:||2017-06-06 22:36:28|
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This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-06-06 22:36:28
- Changes from 2017-06-06 22:32:41 to previous 2015-12-07 16:50:13
- Status Restoration in progress → Running
- Changes from 2015-12-07 16:50:13 to previous 2014-08-19 15:49:28
- Engine Type 1500 cc → 1500 cc (1800 3-main now)
- Trans Type 4 Speed → 4 Speed (5-speed now)
|Mar 16, 2013||Jim Cheatham||Added to Registry (ID 20521)|
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