Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1955 Arnolt-MG coupe.
Stanley Arnolt was an American industrialist and entrepreneur with
businesses supplying marine and furniture manufacturers starting in
the 1930s. After the war he became interested in sports cars and
sports car racing - he was one of the largest importers of British
cars in the mid-west with a dealership network selling MG,
Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and other desirable marques. He saw an
opportunity to build a sleek and practical coupe (and convertible)
based on MG TD running gear. After exhibiting prototypes at the
Turin auto show, he contracted with MG to supply the chassis and
running gear and engaged coach builder Bertone to handle the
bodywork and assembly in Italy. By most accounts only 67 of the
Michelotti-designed coupes were built before MG could no longer
support the project and Arnolt moved on to a partnership with
This example was fully restored in 2013-2014 by specialist
EuroSport. It is finished in black over biscuit leather interior.
The documented restoration included paint and bodywork, complete
interior refresh, engine and gearbox overhaul, gauge restoration
and chrome plating. It retains its correct Marchal headlights and
driving lights along with proper chrome knock-off wire wheels.
Power comes from a rebuilt MG 1250cc 4-cylinder shared with the TD
fed by twin SU carbs and mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The
bonnet, door skins and boot lid are aluminum alloy. The engine
compartment is nicely detailed.
After the restoration was completed this Arnolt was sold to a
physician and collector in Columbia; it was recently imported back
to the states and has a current Georgia registration. Driven only
89 miles since restoration, this example still feels fresh and
shows to a nice standard. Its driving characteristics are similar
to a TD although it feels a bit tighter and more refined. This
Arnolt-MG would make a nice addition to any collection and would be
welcome at any number of shows or touring events.
For more information about this Arnolt MG Coupe for sale at
Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.