Lot 161 - 1958 MG A 1500 Coupé

Lot 161 - 1958 MG A 1500 Coupé

Lot 161 - 1958 MG A 1500 Coupé

Lot Number 161
Registration 457 UYH
Chassis Number HMK2347789
Engine Number 15GBUH35325
Odometer reading 70,488 miles
Estimate £18,000 - £23,000

When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the pre-war look of the company's sports cars. It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful, streamlined body was right up to the minute in terms of appearance. It was powered by a new engine; MG had decided that the old XPAG unit had had its day and so introduced a much more modern B Series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. The 'A' was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. Only 5,869 cars were sold on the home market, giving the MGA the highest export percentage of any British car and was replaced by the MGB in May 1962.

This very nice example is presented in Vintage White with a traditional red interior, which is probably one of the most desirable colour combinations for this most classic of all British sports cars. Both the exterior paint and interior condition is good throughout. The car comes with a Heritage Certificate and documentation chronicling its restoration including photographs to support this together with invoices. The car was originally supplied new to South Africa and was subsequently imported to the UK at some point in its life. These popular sports cars are great to drive and handle extremely well, not surprising that the Police force used them at that time!

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