1957 MG A

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Mileage 
    23 996 mi / 38 618 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    HMK 13/36417
  • Engine number 
    RH607468G210MA
  • Lot number 
    195
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Orient Red
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.The 1500 Coupe featured wraparound screens, wind-up windows and door locks72bhp, 0-60 in 15 secondsand 98mph was pretty impressive in periodEx-Brian Moylan, BMC Competition Departmenttechnicianand MGA aficionadoIn its original colour scheme andstill wearing its 1957registration mark SYT 356Two-year restoration just completed to exacting standards and original specificationSupplied with its Heritage Certificate, a magazine article and photographs of the restorationOfficially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955,the MGA's looksmust have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the perpendicular pre-war look of the company's sports cars.It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful streamlined bodywork was as curvaceous and attractive as anything from Italy or France.The modern look required a modern engine and, with theold XPAG unit getting a touch wheezy, the shiny new 'B-Series', recently debuted in the new Magnette saloon, seemed to fit the bill. The appeal of the MGA was quite staggering, in the first full year of production in 1956, more than 13,000 cars were built, which far exceeded the entire production achieved over a four year period with the TF.After only a year in production, the roadster was joined by a closed-in version, the MGA Coupe. This car was totally different in concept to the open-topped car with many refinements found on saloons of the day includingwind-up windows, a wraparound front windscreen and similar rear screen. Lockable door handles were fitted making the car secure.A total of 101,081 MGAs of all varietieswere sold through to the end of production in July 1962 when the much-loved model was replaced by the MGB, however, only 5,869 found homes here in the UKgiving the MGA the highest export percentage of any British car.This, remarkablysmart, 1500 Coupedates from 1957 andis presented in its original shade of Orient Red with contrasting black trim,disc wheels and the factory-fitted adjustable steering column. It's an outstanding example that has recently surfaced from a two-year rebuild which involved the removal of the engine and gearbox, acomplete gearbox overhaul, a total body strip and rectification as and where required,replacement panels including new wings, refinished or replacement brightworkthroughout, paintwork professionally refinished and finally reassembly to exacting standards.The car was previously owned by Brian Moylan, MG aficionado, BMC Works Mechanic and authorof several specialist publications including Beyond the Octagon, Works Rally Mechanic and MGs Abingdon Factory.Brian was also a Founder Member of the Abingdon Works Centre and it has been said that"without his energy and enthusiasm, it is doubtful if a permanent MG display would exist today". Whilst it is doubtful that this 'A'was ever exercised in competitionduring his ownership, I am sure it could tell a few tales !!!A matching numbers example, this lovelyMGA is supplied with itsV5C registration document, the history file containinga selection of old MOTs and tax discs, the car's Heritage Certificate, a copy of a magazine article featuring the MG withBrianplus a photographic record of the restoration.With Coupe values now comparing more than favourably with those of the Roadster variants, this is one MGA that is worthy of serious consideration and is ready for its next custodian to use and enjoy.1957 MGA 1500 Coupehttps://youtu.be/eCNw_evSvEUtrue