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MGA: Buying guide and review (1955-1962)

MGA: Buying guide and review (1955-1962) Classic and Performance Car
MGA Twin Cam roadster MGA Twin Cam roadster rear MGA Twin Cam roadster interior MGA Twin Cam engine
MG has made some cracking cars since it set up in business in 1924. Arguably the best-looking of them all is the MGA, which ushered in a new era for the Abingdon-based company when it replaced the ancient T-Series in 1955. Sleek and beautiful, the MGA isn’t the fastest sportscar around, but it is superb to drive thanks to its agility, lively performance, sweet gearchange and light steering.
 
To look at the MGA, you'd never guess that under the relatively modern and sleek exterior sits many of the same mechanical parts as the TF, including the 1489cc B-Series engine and four-speed gearbox along with drum brakes all round. It's this technical simplicity that really makes the TF a joy to own. 
 
Now the MGA has been out of production for many decades, it’s well served by clubs and specialists that make the owning process that much easier. With a lively social scene and ready parts availability, whether you’re buying your first classic car or adding to a collection, the MGA makes a huge amount of sense. 
 
It's amazing just how good the parts availability is, with many companies out there specialising in reproducing many of the interior trim items and mechanical parts that wear out over the years, making restoration generally very easy.
 
Which one to buy?
 
There are more choices to make than you might think, as there were 1500, 1600 and Twin-Cam engines along with roadster and coupe bodystyles. Open-topped MGAs are worth a lot more than their closed counterparts, but there’s little difference in values between the 1.5 and 1.6-litre editions. The Twin-Cam fetches a lot more, but they’re also far rarer and running costs are much higher too, particularly if you need to undertake an engine rebuild.
 
Because roadsters are worth more than coupes, they tend to be the subject of the best restorations – which is why finding a truly superb coupe can be a thankless task. It doesn’t help that restoring a closed car also costs significantly more than reviving an open one.
 
Just 6,000 MGAs were sold new in the UK, of the 101,082 cars built – more than 80,000 went to the US. A lot of left-hand drive MGAs have now been converted to right-hand drive and these cars can be worth less than genuine UK models. However, the conversion is straightforward and there’s no need to mess with the bodywork (a new dashboard, steering rack and pedal set is all that’s needed), so problems are unlikely.
 
Finding an original unmolested car might be a bit more of a problem though, as the vast majority of MGAs have undergone some modifications, replacement mechanical components such non-matching engines or upgrades. This isn't a problem if you're looking for a car to enjoy, but as a collectors' item, finding a completely original and matching numbers MGA is often a difficult task. 
 
If you’re buying a project tread very carefully. These cars are more complicated than you might think, especially the bodywork,  and restoration on an amateur basis can lead to disaster – but buy a good MGA and you’ll never look back.
 
Performance and specs 
 
MGA 1600 MkII
Engine 1622cc, four-cylinder
Power 90bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 97lb ft @ 4000rpm
Top speed 102mph
0-60mph 15.5sec
Fuel consumption 22mpg
Gearbox Four-speed manual

Dimensions and weight

Wheelbase 2388mm
Length 3962mm
Width 1473
Height 1270
Kerb weight 927kg
 
Common problems
 
• If buying an ex-California car that was imported years ago, don’t assume it’s still rust-free, as many such cars are now rotten. Start by checking the sills and A-posts which are tricky to repair. The wings rot too and while replacements are available they’re tricky to fit. Also check the door bottoms and boot floor.
 
• The door, bonnet and boot lid are aluminium over a steel frame. The latter two feature a wooden stiffener which rots while electrolytic corrosion is a problem too.
 
• Accident damage isn’t rare, so check the panel gaps, the panels for rippling and the chassis too. A sharp knock will distort the chassis beyond repair, so analyse the front and rear chassis legs for distortion.
 
• The B-series engine is easily rebuilt and durable if maintained; used replacements are easily sourced too, if not necessarily from another MGA. Look for blue exhaust smoke signifying wear and expect oil pressure of 50-60psi at 3000rpm.
 
• Cylinder heads can crack, leading to coolant loss and overheating, so check for signs of a blown head gasket.
 
• Oil leaks because the scroll oil thrower on the back of the crankshaft wears, as does the block that it acts upon. Once worn a new block and crank could be needed, but an oil seal conversion is an option.
 
• The twin-cam engine is fragile and very expensive to rebuild; everything is unique to this powerplant. Amateur rebuilds can create all sorts of problems, so see who has done any maintenance.
 
• Because the gearbox is weak, most have been overhauled already, often with used parts which leads to premature failure. Check second gear synchro for baulking and listen for chattering in first and reverse.
 
• Diff casings get damaged when the hub nuts are left loose. They need an eight-sided 1 61/64” socket which is unusual – but available. Loose nuts lead to the bearing spinning against the axle casing, damaging both, so look for signs of the diff leaking oil onto the brakes.
 
• The trunnions need greasing annually, but they’re often overlooked, which leads to kingpin wear and MoT failure. Also look for leaking lever arm dampers – another MoT failure point.
 
• Cheap rear springs are common; they provide the wrong ride height, destroying the ride and handling. Sometimes 10-inch springs are fitted up front, in place of the correct 9-inch items. These spoil the handling too.
 
• The steel wheels can crack around the mounting holes, while wire wheels can suffer from worn splines and rusty spokes. Some owners fit 72-spoke wheels, when the narrower 60-spoke items look more authentic.
 
Model history
 
1955: MGA 1500 roadster goes on sale.
1956: MGA coupe arrives.
1958: Twin-cam debuts, in roadster or coupe forms.
1959: MGA 1600 MkI replaces the 1500 edition, in roadster and coupe forms.
1960: The 1600 De Luxe appears, while the twin-cam is killed off. The De Luxe uses the Twin Cam’s chassis, with disc brakes all round; this is now the most sought after A after the Twin Cam.
1961: The 1600 MkII arrives, offered as a roadster or coupe in standard or De Luxe specifications.
1962: The final MGA is built.
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.mgcars.org.uk
• www.mgownersclub.co.uk
• www.moss-europe.co.uk
• www.scparts.co.uk
• www.mgocspares.co.uk
 
Summary and prices
 
For what is actually quite a desirable and iconic British sports car, the MGA is actually still relatively affordable. While projects are a bit of a risky proposition, £3000-£4000 is enough to find a coupe, while roadsters tend to cost about £6000-£7000. While some prefer the coupe's looks (and stiffer body) there is a tough decision to make, as a roadster is much cheaper to restore than a coupe, and will be worth more when it's done, making quality coupe restorations harder to justify. 
 
Cars that perhaps require a little bit of fettling, but not quite a full restoration, then budged upwards of £8000 for a coupe and £12,500 for a roadster. You should obviously use caution while looking at cheaper cars, especially coupes, as could end up needing a full restoration anyway due to poor quality work.
 
Increase your budget to £20,000 and you are looking at good condition roadsters, or the very best coupe models. For a  top condition roadster, then be prepared to shell out more than £27,000. 
 
If it’s a Twin Cam that you fancy, open cars top out somewhere around the £32,000 mark, with closed models still worth around 25 per cent less. Average examples are £13,000-£22,000 for a drophead or £10,000-£17,000 for a fixed-head. 
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Last updated: 5th Apr 2016
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  • MG A 1,5 Roadster

    €27,100(£23,487.57) €27,100(£23,487.57)

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    • Year: 1956
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  • MG A

    €35,900(£31,114.53) €35,900(£31,114.53)

    MG: a myth for everyone The MG was a turning point in British history dell`automobilismo, introducing a full line of sinuous curves in sharp contrast to what until then had been produced. The MG 1500, end of 1959 series (which we propose) mounts a 1489 cc engine with power raised to 72 hp against 68 of the first produced. Elegant, jaunty, pleasant to drive, and with a great ride comfort, the MG immediately makes inroads into the hearts of sports car enthusiasts. The proposed car was the subject of a major restoration documented by a large photo book. He walked only 7750 miles since restoration. Equipped with wheels in chrome spokes, new side windows, tonneau covers and custom car cover sheet with MG logo, it is a car ready for codersi the beautiful sunny days. ASI homologated car Targa Oro. Many actors, celebrities or otherwise, have had in a garage MG A. That the MG has been and remains a success is demonstrated by the fact that it was the first sports car produced in more than 100,000 copies, absorbed mostly from the US market and that, even today, is one of the most desirable cars in the choice of spider cars for those approaching the world of historical. Not c`è passionate d`auto that since 1955 until today has not appreciated, and even more loved, a MG confirming that the value of these cars will remain unchallenged over time.

    • Year: 1959
    • Mileage: 7750 mi
    • Engine size: 1.5
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  • 1959 MG A Twin-Cam Roadster

    $76,500(£61,123.50) $76,500(£61,123.50)

    The MGA Twin-Cam was developed by MG in response to a market clamoring for increased power. With the 115 BHP DOHC 1,588 CC engine introduced in 1958, it was capable of 110 mph. In 1985, Naval Officer Francis Ron Neal discovered this Twin-Cam in dry storage in North Carolina. He was then transferred to England and had the car shipped to Twyford in Southern England for restoration by marque expert Peter Wood. The car was superbly restored in its original Old English White and the interior was re-trimmed in the correct materials, including the black leather Competition Deluxe seats. Side curtains, a top boot and tool kit accompany this MGA. The MGA Twin-Cam was developed by MG in response to a market clamoring for increased power. With the 115 BHP DOHC 1,588 CC engine introduced in 1958, it was capable of 110 mph. In 1985, Naval Officer Francis Ron Neal discovered this Twin-Cam in dry storage in North Carolina. He was then transferred to England and had the car shipped to Twyford in Southern England for restoration by marque expert Peter Wood. The car was superbly restored in its original Old English White and the interior was re-trimmed in the correct materials, including the black l

    • Year: 1959
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  • 1958 MGA 1500 Mk1 Coupe with 2 owners from new

    £23,950 £23,950

    Registration Number : 450XUC Chassis Number : HMK13/44748 Previous keeper from 1962 to 2007 and only 42000 miles from new Repainted in 1987 In charming delightful condition and retaining all original features Original red leather interior with lovely patina Marchal Indicator lamps Wire Wheels Original 1950s Valve Radio Original Drivers Manual and RF60 Buff Logbook Comprehensive history file with all Mots and receipts from 1964 to substantiate mileage

    • Year: 1958
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  • MG MGA Twin Cam Restoration

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    MG MGA Twin Cam restoration project. One family owner from new. The most famous MGA in The Netherlands! Raced by Willem Blankevoort. Needs total restoration. Comes with rare aluminium hardtop. Very complete project! More details soon.

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  • 1961 MGA 1600 Roadster

    $44,500(£35,555.50) $44,500(£35,555.50)

    Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1961 MGA 1600 Roadster in White with Black leather interior piped in White and Black canvas soft top, side curtains and tonneau. Subject to a very recently finished seven year nut and bolt restoration. Everything has been done o the highest standards and is new or rebuilt, of course body disassembled, stripped, frame off and restored. High quality repaint. Braking system totally new. All new wheels, tires, wiring loom. Engine and gearbox rebuilt, new interior, top, curtains and tonneau, essentially a new car throughout. My estimate of restoration cost if done to this standard is in the neighborhood of $75,000 plus. Plus of course the cost of a car good enough to start on. Comes with all its weather equipment, spare, records, photos, etc. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Visit Chequered Flag International online at chequeredflag.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 310-827-8665 today to schedule your test drive.

    • Year: 1961
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  • MG MGA 1961

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    *** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- MGA 1600 cabriolet Old English White in topcondition 1961 MGA cabriolet in topcondition. The car is fully restored. Paint is Old English White with burgundy red interior. This English roadster has a 1588 cc 80 hp engine. The car has leather interior, chrome wire wheels, wooden steering wheel, wooden dashboard and a beautiful mohair softtop. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1961
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  • MG MGA Cabriolet 1958

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    *** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- MGA 1958 Cabriolet chrome wire wheels 1958 MGA convertible. This English Roadster is in a relatively good condition with some traces of use. The car has the original 1489 CC 60 HP engine. Runs and drives very well. So a nice and good driving car to drive the way it is and make even more beautiful in the future.

    • Year: 1958
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  • MG MGA Cabriolet 1961

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT MGA 1622 MKII Roadster 1961 Old English White restored The MGA Mark II was built between 1960 and 1962 and distinguishes itself by another grill, othe taillights and a 1622 CC engine instead of 1584 CC. This is a 1961 MGA 1622 MKII cabriolet. In Holland since 1997 and has had only 1 owner. It is an older restoration, but the car still is in a very good condition. Paint in colour Old English White, chrome wire wheels and red leather interior with a wooden steering wheel. 1622 CC 90 HP engine and a 4 speed manual gearbox. The car also has a black softtop and a chrome luggagerack. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1961
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  • MG MGA 1600 Cabriolet 1960

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT MGA 1600 Cabriolet 1960 disc brakes chrome wire wheels in topcondition MG had produced the MGA from 1955 till 1962. The most models were sold abroad, were the car was very popular. This is a 1960 MGA 1600 in topcondition. The car has the original 1588CC, 4 cyl, 80 HP engine. The motor and the manual gearbox are technically in very good condition. The car has beautiful black paint, which is beautiful in combination with the red leather interior. The cabrio top and doors also have red upholstery. This MGA is an interesting investment. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1960
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  • MG MGA Cabriolet 1962

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT MGA MKII 1962 Deluxe cabriolet in very good condition The MGA was built between september 1955 and september 1962. The Deluxe distinguishes itself from the rest through the chassis of the ‘Twin Cam’ (with disc brakes all around) and the grill. This MGA MKII is from 1962. Both the body and interior are in a very beautiful condition. The car has beautiful red paint, chrome wire wheels and black interior. The car also has a chrome luggagerack, wooden steering wheel and extra applicable windows. The car has a 1588 CC 80 HP engine and manual gearbox. A really very beautiful and great driving MGA Roadster. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1962
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  • MG MGA Coupe 1958

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT MGA coupe 1958 chrome wire wheels in very good condition The MGA was built from 1955 till 1962 in different versions such as a coupe, very rare nowadays because the parts of the MGA coupe were used for the MGA cabriolet. This is a 1958 MGA coupe and has the original 1795 CC, 4 cyl, 96 HP MG engine. Optical and technical in very good condition. The beautiful red paint is a great combination with the wood- and chromeparts. This beautiful MGA coupe is ready for lots of driving fun. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1958
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  • MG MGA Cabriolet 1957

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT MG A 1600 cabriolet 1957, Old English White, wire wheels, restored, in very good condition This is a 1957 MGA. The car was body off restored and has got the beautiful paint in colour ‘Old English White’. This MGA has wire wheels and beautiful chrome. The interior has burgundy leather, very stylish. The dashboard has a radio and wooden steering wheel. During restoration the car was provided with the original 1588CC, 80 HP engine. A lot of photos and invoices of the restoration are present. So, a very beautiful restored MGA convertible. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1957
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  • MG MGA Cabriolet 1960

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT MGA 1600 1960, Midnight Blue, restored in top condition This MG Mga 1600 was delivered in 1960. The car has beautiful Midnight Blue paint and has marvellous chrome wire wheels. The interior has black leather en a wooden steering wheel. The dashboard has the exterior paint and chrome meters for a chic appearance. The 1588CC, 80HP engine attached on a manual gearbox, the car has disc brakes. Optic and technic in very good condition. If you a looking for a beautiful MGA 1600 this will be a good choice. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1960
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  • MG MGA Cabriolet 1956

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT MGA Cabriolet 1956, 1800 engine, power-brakes, in very good condition This MG MGA is delivered in 1956 en has the beautiful ‘Old English White’ paint . The car has wire wheels and a mohair tonneaucover. The interior of the cas has beautiful beige leather. This MGA is restored and is provided with power-brakes. The 1796CC, 96HP engine is revised. Because of the many upgrades this MGA drives fantastic. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1956
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  • MGA 1500 cabriolet 1958

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT MGA 1500 cabriolet 1958 restored, wire wheels, in magnificent condition This Old English White MGA was delivered in 1958. The car has a new red Sonnenland softtop and chrome wire wheels. This MGA was body off restored, report is present. The interior has red leather and wooden steering wheel, as new. The MGA has the recently maintained original 1498 CC engine and in 2016 revised manual gearbox. So a beautiful and perfect driving MGA in a very beautiful colour combination. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1958
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  • MG MGA Cabriolet 1959

    €44,950(£38,958.17) €44,950(£38,958.17)

    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT MG A cabriolet 1959, 5 speed gearbox, restored This MGA convertible was delivered in 1959 and fully restored. Provided with very beautiful black paint. The car has beautiful chrome accents and chrome wire wheels. The interior has red leather and is very comfortable. The red leather interior and the black paint make the car look very luxurious. The steering wheel and gearshift have woodparts. The car has the original 1489 CC engine with 72 HP and exclusive 5 speed manual gearbox. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1959
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  • MG MGA MKII Cabriolet 1962

    €36,950(£32,024.57) €36,950(£32,024.57)

    MGA MKII 1962 Deluxe cabriolet in very good condition The MGA was built between september 1955 and september 1962. The Deluxe distinguishes itself from the rest through the chassis of the ‘Twin Cam’ (with disc brakes all around) and the grill. This MGA MKII is from 1962. Both the body and interior are in a very beautiful condition. The car has beautiful red paint, chrome wire wheels and black interior. The car also has a chrome luggagerack, wooden steering wheel and extra applicable windows. The car has a 1588 CC 80 HP engine and manual gearbox. A really very beautiful and great driving MGA Roadster. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1962
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  • 1961 MG A ROADSTER

    $39,500(£31,560.50) $39,500(£31,560.50)

    --Red with Tan leather interior, Tan Carpets and Tan convertible top and factory hard top, 4-speed, 7,000 mile since restoration, wire wheels and period driving lights, matching numbers, restored. The MGA was in a completely different league to its predecessors. A new era sports car for its day, it was extremely stylish and an instant hit, selling more than 13,000 units in its first year of production. The MGA was a true 100+ mph sport car. This MGA was first delivered to its Baltimore dealer “Foreign Motors Ltd” and was equipped with the following accessories: Heater ($59.00), Tonneau Cover ($35.00), Sliding Windows ($40.00) and was listed with an MSRP of $2578.00. It is also currently equipped with wire wheels, chrome badge bar, twin side view mirrors, wind-wings and side curtains. This MGA 1600 roadster underwent a 100-point restoration in the early 2000’s and prior to being sold to its last owner by Autosport Designs. At the time it was without a doubt one of the finest in existence. It has been featured in several magazines and has been awarded with several trophies including “Best of Show” at the national NAMGAR convention. Today, it is still in excellent condition, a testame

    • Year: 1961
    • Mileage: 2017 mi
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  • 1958 MG-Projects MG A Coupe

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    (SOLD) Classic Showcase is scheduling the restoration to be of a Show/Driver level, however, depending on the date of purchase, we may be able to accommodate your build sheet and wish list to create the MGA of your dreams! This is a solid car that is showing surface rust in the photos, but there is no hole rust in the car. It had been sitting for 25 years and is 99% complete, and is not running. Included in the restoration process the vehicle will be stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems will be gone through and the engine will be rebuilt back to factory specifications. The fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic systems will be restored. All components will be rebuilt back to factory specifications, including the engine, transmission, rear end and suspension. All chrome will be re-plated as needed. The car will receive a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Upon completion o

    • Year: 1958
    • Mileage: 99063 mi
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  • 1960 MG A Coupe

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    (SOLD) This 1960 MG A 1600 Coupe has had a recent esthetic restoration, full mechanical service, major tune up, and full vehicle detail inside and out. New interior, new windshield, recent engine compartment restoration, new brake system, new front suspension bushings, new lower control arm mounts, new pinion seal in the rear end, and a new cable on the emergency brake. Runs and drives very well.

    • Year: 1960
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  • 1958 MG A Roadster

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    (SOLD) The car was shown extensively when first restored and still presents in very good condition and can be shown and driven with pride and quite possibly take home some awards. This MGA is a wonderful collectible vintage sports car. This MGA Roadster was restored from the ground up and has been in a climate controlled storage since the restoration. The car was shown extensively when first restored and still presents in very good condition and can be shown and driven with pride and quite possibly take home some awards. This MGA is a wonderful collectible vintage sports car. Recent full service and detail have been performed. The car has been fitted with a black convertible top with beautiful wire wheels.

    • Year: 1958
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  • 1956 MG A Roadster

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    (SOLD) It was a body-on-frame design and used the straight-4 “B series” engine from the MG Magnette saloon driving the rear wheels through a 4 speed gearbox. Suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones at the front and a rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Steering was by rack and pinion and was not power assisted. The car was available with either wire spoked or steel disc road wheels. This MGA is an older restoration that is still in very good condition. It runs and drives very well and was a sport car produced by MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1955 to 1962. This classic has been upgraded to a Weber carburetor for better performance. This very well maintained and serviced driver level MGA is a collectable model with aluminum doors. This MGA is a very stylish and collectable classic to drive and show.

    • Year: 1956
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  • 1959 MG MGA Roadster

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    (SOLD) This MGA Roadster was a very solid and original car when we purchased the car from its 30+ year owner. It has been sitting for several years in a project condition in a Southern CA garage so we decided it deserved to be taken back to its former showroom glory. It was a great candidate for restoration as it was rust free and straight as an arrow. The car also has removable windows on the doors that were restored, ore replaced, and will accompany the car. These removable windows came standard in this model. Included in the show/driver level restoration process, the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All parts were painted off the car individually. All systems were gone through and the engine was rebuilt back to factory specifications. The fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic systems were all restored, or replaced as needed. All components were rebuilt back to factory specification including the engine, transmission, rear end and suspension. All britework was re-plated as needed. The MGA received a complete new

    • Year: 1959
    • Mileage: 25332 mi
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  • 1959 MG MGA Twin-Cam Roadster

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    It's not everyday that you find a rare and unmolested MGA Twin Cam that is one of only 2,111 examples ever produced, but Classic Showcase has found such an example and is pleased to offer it here! This sought-after model that has benefited from very limited ownership, and an extensive, highly detailed restoration by it's previous owner. The car was fully stripped, both the engine and body were removed from the chassis in order to undertake a full restoration, which utilized correct parts - many of which were sourced directly from the U.K. Great care was taken by MG restorers to achieve a flawless restoration, and the results speak from themselves. Following its exhaustive restoration, the roadster took part in many MG club events, where it always received attention and numerous awards and accolades. The Twin Cam comes documented with an article that chronicles its restoration (along with photos of the work done), a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, and its original driver’s handbook, operation manual, luggage rack, carpeted trunk, and jack. If you have been looking for an exceptional Twin Cam example, this particular 1959 model is an excellent choice to add to your

    • Year: 1959
    • Mileage: 4652 mi
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  • 1957 MGA 1500 Roadster

    £29,995 £29,995

    This outstanding MGA 1500 Roadster was exported from the Abingdon factory to South Africa in 1957 and is an original RHD example. In 1993 the MGA was subject of a body off rebuild to show standard condition and then placed on exhibition in a Port Elizabeth motor museum for many years. In 2000 the MGA sold to a West Sussex Country Hotel owner who purchased the car whilst on holiday in South Africa. The car spent twelve years with its first UK owner and since 2012 has been owned by one of our regular customers in Scotland. Since rebuild the MGA has only covered 2500 miles and has arrived with us in exceptional condition. We have photographs and documentation confirming the MGA was stripped down to the bare chassis and rebuilt from the ground up. The body was sandblasted, fitted with various new body panels and floor panels replaced. The body was re-aligned, gaps set and prepared for a full re-paint in Orient Red. All chrome work was replaced, the dashboard re-furbished, new lights and windscreen glass fitted and the upholstery beautifully re-trimmed in leather. The MGA was fitted with full weather equipment to include tonneau cover and wheels were re-furbished and tyres replaced. The

    • Year: 1957
    • Mileage: 2500 mi
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  • 1959 MG A Twin-Cam Roadster

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    • One of 2,111 Twin-Cam examples produced • Recent restoration by specialist James Alcorn • Collector-owned; limited mileage & proper storage • Striking original color combination • Complete with Books, Tools, Tonneau, and BMHT COA According to its accompanying British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, this 1959 MGA Twin-Cam Roadster is an original left-hand-drive export model completed during late October 1958, and titled as a 1959 car. Factory equipment included Dunlop center-lock disc wheels; Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes; a heater; and black tonneau cover, with the MGA finished in Orient Red with black upholstery, the colors it displays today. In 2012, this rare MG was given a complete restoration by Twin-Cam specialist Jim Alcorn’s Auto Vintagery of La Jolla, California. Less than 500 miles have been traveled since completion of the work, and the Twin-Cam has enjoyed fastidious care and proper storage. Complete with books, tools, and a tonneau cover, this rare and charismatic MGA Twin-Cam is a versatile British sports car that can be enjoyed on the show lawn and the open road.

    • Year: 1959
    • Mileage: 500 mi
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