Vehicle Description

A is for adorable and this car will attract attention wherever you go. New top and side curtains. Recently serviced and ready to go.

MGA History

The MGA design dates back to 1951, when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for George Philips' TD Le Mans car. The problem with this car was the high seating position of the driver because of the limitations of using the TD chassis. A new chassis was designed with the side members further apart and the floor attached to the bottom rather than the top of the frame sections. A prototype was built and shown to the BMC chairman Leonard Lord. He turned down the idea of producing the new car as he had just signed a deal with Donald Healey to produce Austin-Healey cars two weeks before. Falling sales of the traditional MG models caused a change of heart, and the car, initially to be called the UA-series, was brought back. As it was so different from the older MG models it was called the MGA, the "first of a new line" to quote the contemporary advertising. There was also a new engine available, therefore the car did not have the originally intended XPAG unit but was fitted with the BMC corporate B-Series type allowing a lower bonnet line. The MGA convertible had no exterior door handles, however the coupe had door handles.[4]

It was a body-on-frame design and used the straight-4 "B series" engine from the MG Magnette saloon driving the rear wheels through a four-speed gearbox. Suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones at the front and a rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Steering was by rack and pinion. The car was available with either wire-spoked or steel-disc road wheels

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1355500
  • Price:$27,900
  • Location:rye, New Hampshire
  • Year:1957
  • Make:MG
  • Model:MGA
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Autumn Leaf
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:70965
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:MGA1923
  • VIN:HDK4331923
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive