1957 MG MGA. Introduced for the 1956 model year, the MGA replaced the aging T-Series cars. Powered by a 72 horsepower 1,489cc overhead valve engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission it featured, independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a solid rear axle with leaf springs.
The present owner bought this car on December 2, 1981. Shortly after this car underwent a 5-year frame-off restoration by an experienced individual. It has approximately 4,000 miles on it since restoration. I do not know the mileage before restoration. It has been in storage or garaged and covered since then. It is a Texas car.
There are many new parts from Moss Motors.
All new upholstery, floor mats, door panels, and top. Gorgeous wood dash. Split zipper tonneau cover. Chrome luggage rack. Bilateral sliding plastic windows with aluminum frames. Full-width fabric storage pouch behind the seats. MG17 fabric car cover from Moss Motors - in good shape.
The original engine was rebuilt just before the present owner purchased it. 1500cc 4 cylinder engine, dual carburetors.
Updated stylistic wheels and Michelin tires. 4-speed stick shift transmission. Stainless steel exhaust system.
There are two paint chips on the car door - no metal damage. Photos are included. One is about the size of a nickel, the other is smaller.
This month (June 2019) the following items were installed by a professional MGA mechanic. The company is Foreign Affair in Schertz, TX.
1. Installed a New Front Disc Brake Kit. Cleaner-Degreaser, DOT 4 Brake Fluid.
2. New Spark Plugs.
3. New Starter Switch.
4. New Oil Filter - New Motor Oil (20W50).
5. Replaced Rear Axle Seal, Rear Axle O-Rings, Rear Axle Flange Gaskets, and Rear Hub Nut Socket.
6. Replaced Fuel Sending Unit.
7. Flushed Radiator and Replaced Coolant/Anti-Freeze
8. Passed Texas State Safety Inspection.
9. New starter motor in Dec. 2019.