Lot 189 - 1957 MG A Roadster
|Odometer reading||17,404 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become used to the pre-war look of the company's sports cars. The MGA was a complete departure in styling for MG. Its beautiful streamlined body was right up to the minute in terms of appearance and it was powered by a new engine as MG had decided that the old XPAG unit had had its day. The MGA was powered by the much more modern B-Series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. MG had gone as far as building a full prototype of the MGA by using TD running gear, the 1250cc XPAG engine, a re-designed chassis, and the MGA bodywork. When it eventually became clear that the TF Midget was a bit of a lame duck and that it would have to be replaced, the new MG sports car was finally given the chance it deserved. The delay in production had one advantage in that it allowed MG to refine the design and install the much newer 1,489cc four-cylinder B-Series engine and its transmission from the Magnette saloon.
This handsome MGA was originally used overseas and returned to the UK in 2010. The vendor is an avid classic car collector who, unfortunately, is running out of suitable space. This has been restored to a high standard and presents in very good condition, the white coachwork is virtually unmarked and the black leather seats, trimmed in white, compliment the cars overall colour scheme. Supplied with a V5 registration document and some invoices, this MGA is both MoT passed and Road Fund licence exempt. MGAs offer fantastic value for money in today's classic car market.
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