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For Sale: 1955 MG Antique in Atlanta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

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 Bristol.

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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 MG Antique
  • Listing ID: CC-1566487
  • Price: $89,900
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia
  • Year:1955
  • Make:MG
  • Model:Antique
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:89
  • Stock Number:1386EC
  • VIN:26458
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