The MGA was continually developed during its production lifespan, culminating with the Mark II 1600. Fitted with a 1,622cc four-cylinder engine, the rise in horsepower was accompanied by front disc brakes. The Mark II had twin-cam dashboard arrangement, a covered scuttle, a recessed front grille and revised combined tail lamps. Sales continued to be strong, especially in the United States, where around 6,300 examples of the MK II Roadster were sold.
This example was purchased new in San Francisco's Bay Area by Phylis Hunter. It is finished in black with a red interior and rides on wire wheels, whitewall tires, and has a luggage carrier. When Phylis married in 1966, the MGA served as the transport of choice for the honeymoon getaway. The car was used by the new couple for many years, before ownership passed to their son on his 30th birthday. Years later, the car moved to the Pacific Northwest to remain in the family.
The car has traveled 41,000 miles. It has been repainted and has received minor mechanical work. The car was in single-family ownership for nearly 4 decades
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, AZ. It was estimated to sell for $35,000 - $55,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had sold for the sum of 48,400 inclusive of buyer's premium.