Displacement: 1,250 cc
Horsepower: 60s bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Engine Torque: 64 lb ft @ 2,600 rpm
Top Speed: 81 mph
0 - 60 mph: 23.5 seconds
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This delightfully anachronistic offering from Morris Garages has been the pride of one very careful Southern California owner for over thirty years. Still wearing its original black California license plates it is tastefully finished in MG Red (what else?!) with a dark tan interior and tan canvas soft top & side curtains. The appearance is further enhanced by the addition of period correct wire wheels (in place of the stock, pressed steel versions). By virtue of its native habitat, the paint, body & chrome are all in exceptional condition and all the gauges, lights & switches function appropriately.
Though obviously no rocket, the spritely 1,250 cc engine performs extremely well and imbues the car with as much gusto as it can possibly muster. The transmission shifts smoothly and its road manners are unreproachable.
With the soft top up and all the weather equipment in place, it provides an extremely snug & cosy cockpit to escape the elements but, for the true MG experience, top down, tonneau on, windshield flat & bugs in the teeth, is the only way to go!!