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1958-1960 MG A Twin Cam Roadster specifications


The trouble with the MGA was always its lack of power. Although most owners were happy with the standard 1500 and 1600cc cars, there was demand from a certain hard core of buyers who wanted more. MG was happy to oblige when it came up with the Twin Cam. Racing car builder, Harry Weslake came up with a new twin-cam head for the B-Series, which improved breathing and top end power. Only ever offered as an option, the 108bhp upgrade was enough to satisfy MGA owners with a need for speed to match the beautiful styling.

Production

  • Production:
    2111 inc. Coupe
  • Price at launch:
    £1,266
  • Price (excellent)
    £24,000
  • Price (good):
    £20,000
  • Price (average):
    £12,500
  • Price (project):
    £7,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.1secs
  • Top speed:
    113.0mph
  • Power:
    108.0bhp
  • Torque:
    104.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3962mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2388mm
  • Width:
    1473mm
  • Height:
    1270mm
  • Weight:
    952kgs

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