1958 MG A

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    HMD1350104
  • Engine number 
    15GB/U/H40424
  • Lot number 
    634
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £25000 - £30000.  
- UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1500. Just completed a full nut and bolt, bare-metal exacting restoration
- Great emphasis on originality, even the radiator has been re-cored to the original specification and pattern
- Finished in its original Mineral Blue (rare in period). Smart and accurate interior 
- Comprehensive history file (3 ring-binders). Heritage Certificate
- Lovely 50's Classic. Quintessentially British and 'Jean Shrimpton' pretty
When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the pre-war look of the company's sports cars. It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful streamlined body was right up to the minute in terms of appearance. It was powered by a new engine; MG had decided that the old XPAG unit had had its day and so introduced a much more modern B Series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. The 'A' was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. Only 5,869 cars were sold on the home market, giving the MGA the highest export percentage of any British car and the much-loved model was replaced by the MGB in May 1962.This wonderful, UK-supplied, right-hand drive MGA Coupé has just completed a full nut and bolt, bare-metal exacting restoration. Presented in its original and rare Mineral Blue, it would be hard to find a better example anywhere. Such was the level of detail in the restoration that even the radiator has been re-cored with the original specification and pattern core at considerable expense. Whilst the interior was supplied as a high-quality kit, it was then modified to the exact factory specification. An extra emphasis was put on retaining as many original factory parts as possible rather than just replacing parts with modern, cheap alternatives.The restoration started off with a Hungarian enthusiast who had the engine fully rebuilt and who systematically went through all the body panels taking them right back to bare metal before carrying out any repairs required and repainting the car. His metal work was second to none and he did a fantastic job. The MG was purchased from him as a rolling project and a further 400 hours into the exacting restoration using A.D.Clausager's original MGA book as a guide.A matching numbers example, this lovely car comes supplied with its V5C registration document, a new MoT Certificate valid until July 2019 and a comprehensive history file including receipts from the engine rebuild, a selection of old MoTs dating as far back as 1964, the Heritage Certificate and a photographic record of the restoration.Seriously pretty and quintessentially British, MGAs offer real driving pleasure on the open road and make great entries into local rallies and club events.