1959 MG A

Fixedhead Coupe FIA Historic Race Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Pale Blue/Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £16,000 - £20,000
Registration Number: RSV 895
Chassis Number: GHD/77692
When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG enthusiasts who had become used to the pre-war look of the company’s sports cars. Even the revamped TF left nothing to doubt about its 1930’s-style design. The MGA was therefore a complete departure in styling for MG – its beautiful streamlined body was right up to the minute and the chassis was powered by a new engine, the modern ‘B’-series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. Before the official launch of the MGA, three aluminium bodied prototypes of the new sports car, coded EX182, were entered into Le Mans and acquitted themselves well, finishing fifth and sixth in their class. This was the start of a long and successful competition history for the MGA, which accounts for the models continued success and popularity in historic racing today.
The car on sale today has been the subject of an exact