1958 MG A

1500 Supercharged Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Ivory
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Red
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

MG TCs and TDs were the backbone of the burgeoning sports car movement in the U.S. immediately after World War II. Their clamshell fenders and cut down doors had a certain old English charm that ultimately began to look old fashioned as full envelope bodies appeared on their competition. To offset this impediment to sales, the MG A appeared in 1955. Not only was the styling a complete departure from the past, but its lower hood line was achieved by the use of a new engine, the BMC B unit. The A became a big U.S. seller and less than 6% were retained for sale in the home market.

The offered model is from the 1958 production and has a 1500cc engine. This car has several interesting modifications. The one of primary interest is the fitting of a vintage Judson supercharger kit that appears to be complete right down to pieces like the valve cover, oiler and modified fuel line to the supercharger-mounted carburetor.

It is finished in classic MG A colors of ivory wit