MG MGA Roadster 1959

MG MGA Roadster 1959 entered into the July 25th Classic Car Auction

5 wire wheels but no hubs. What a barn find. She’s all there, an original RHD UK car believed to be matching numbers. Leather seats in good order. One old MOT in 1969 shows mileage at 62,428. The total mileage of the car is 87,000. The car was purchased by the vendor some years ago from the deceased previous owner’s estate. What a chance to buy a British sports car and restore it. At this spec, a concours car is possibly worth £25,000 – £30,000+. Viewing by appointment after the 4th of June.

Available for viewing by appointment.

  • Reg number: LDJ791
  • Date of registration:1959
  • Mileage: 87,000 (not warranted)
  • MOT: No
  • Tax: No

Condition: 3- (Needs major restoration work)     Estimated sale price: £500 – £1,500

Selling price: £3816.00

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Additional information on the MG A

“The MGA design dates back to 1951, when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for George Philips’ TD Le Mans car. The problem with this car was the high seating position of the driver because of the limitations of using the TD chassis. A new chassis was designed with the side members further apart and the floor attached to the bottom rather than the top of the frame sections. A prototype was built and shown to the BMC chairman Leonard Lord. He turned down the idea of producing the new car as he had just signed a deal with Donald Healey to produce Austin-Healey cars two weeks before. Falling sales of the traditional MG models caused a change of heart, and the car, initially to be called the UA-series, was brought back. As it was so different from the older MG models it was called the MGA, the “first of a new line” to quote the contemporary advertising. There was also a new engine available, therefore the car did not have the originally intended XPAG unit but was fitted with the BMC corporate B-Series type allowing a lower bonnet line. The MGA convertible had no exterior door handles, however the coupe has door handles.”


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