Lot 246 - 1957 MG A Roadster (1500)

Lot 246 - 1957 MG A Roadster (1500)

Lot 246 - 1957 MG A Roadster (1500)

Lot Number 246
Registration WFO 560
Chassis Number HDA4336856
Engine Number 15GB/U/H/26955
Odometer reading 93,030 miles
Result Sold - £12,452
  • Offered from long term ownership
  • Desirable roadster model
  • Dry stored throughout its current ownership

When the MG A 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 MG A 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 MG A 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 MG A by using TD running gear, the 1250cc XPAG engine, a re-designed chassis, and the MG A 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 example was registered in 1957 and has been in single private ownership for some time. Having been used sparingly in recent years, due to the owner’s ill health the MG still presents in good order for its age having been dry stored throughout the vendors ownership. The paintwork shows some age-related blemishes, as to the interior which has a light patina commensurate of the vehicles age. Offered with previous MoT records, sundry bills and invoices, and the current V5C registration document. An original 1500cc Roadster example, this MG comes to the open market with a very attractive estimate, and we expect it will be keenly contested at auction.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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