Lot 308 - 1959 MG A Roadster (Twin Cam)

Lot 308 - 1959 MG A Roadster (Twin Cam)

Lot 308 - 1959 MG A Roadster (Twin Cam)

Lot Number 308
Registration 172 YUK
Chassis Number YD31290
Engine Number 16G/U639
Odometer reading 7,205 km
Estimate £28,000 - £34,000
Result Sold - £33,600

The high performance twin cam model of the famous MGA was added to the range in 1958.

Available in both fixedhead and roadster versions, the new model could be visually identified by the fitment of knock-on Dunlop wheels and scuttle-mounted badges proclaiming 'Twin-Cam'.  The new engine boasted a cross-flow cylinder head in aluminium alloy, larger SU carburettors and twin chain-driven overhead camshafts whist the displacement was increased to 1588cc, giving 108bhp at 6,700rpm and a top speed of 113mph allied to brisk acceleration. To cope with the increased performance, Dunlop disc brakes were fitted both front and rear. The model was universally popular with 2,111 made worldwide, most in lefthand drive format.

This particular example was exported to the U.S. when manufactured and imported into Denmark around 12 years ago where she underwent a full nut and bolt restoration. The car was then repatriated into the UK in 2012. Since then it has had work carried out by Sigma Engineering including a recent engine rebuild and presents in excellent order throughout. Following the comprehensive restoration of this Twin Cam MGA, she has only sparingly been used and has covered less than 5,000 miles. The history file confirms regular maintenance and servicing with many bills and receipts present, plus a complete photographic record of the restoration on file. Supplied with a V5C registration document new side screens and hood, these delightful British built sportscars are now recognised as real classics that drive very well and offer good long term investment potential.

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