Calling all MGA 1600 MkII and MkII Deluxe Owners
NAMGAR has designated the MGA 1600 Mk II and Mk II Deluxe models as the featured car at GT-37, and is extending a challenge to owners of these cars to attend the GT. Two years ago at GT-35, NAMGAR set a potential world record when 34 Magnettes came together in Delevan, Wisconsin.
Unlike the 1500 and 1600 models, the 1600 Mk II has distinct features that make it easily recognizable. The Mk II (and Mk II Deluxe) has a recessed front grill, as well as horizontal rear taillights mounted below the boot opening. (It also has a 1622cc engine, and a 4:1 rear axle, fitted originally). The Mk II Deluxe car is distinguishable in that it has knock-off steel wheels.
These models were made in 1961 and 1962, with the last car built in May 1962, and dispatched in June. It was an Iris Blue roadster (believed to now be green), and had chassis number 109070. The last car made for North America was a red roadster, with chassis number 109069. The total production numbers for these models are:
1600 Mk II
8,198 roadsters, and 521 coupes
1600 Mk II Deluxe
290 roadsters, and 23 coupes
Of these, 6,286 roadsters, 182 coupes, 242 deluxe roadsters, and just 2 deluxe coupes were LHD North American export cars.
The NAMGAR Registrar has a number of 1600 Mk II and Mk II Deluxe cars listed in the Register. The highest chassis number being GHNL 109061, i.e. just 8 cars from the last NA car made, and it applies to a Chariot Red roadster. It is hoped that this car, along with many other cars, will make it to the show field at GT37.
The GT organizers expect to recognize these cars and their owners in a special way during the event. The GT37 registration form and event information can be found on the GT37 website .
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Last updated on February 10, 2012.