Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Old English White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £17,000 - £22,000
Registration Number: 223 XUV
Chassis Number: GHNL 92216
The MG A made its debut in 1955 at the LeMans 24 hour race; after a succession of open-wheeled models there were fears of an adverse reaction to such a radically streamlined car and it was felt that by showing the MG A in competition first the aerodynamic shape would be accepted as a performance essential. There had been some delays, however, in getting the go ahead for production, as BMC, the owners of MG, had already agreed with Donald Healey to build the Austin Healey 100 and of course feared competition. It was the success of a highly streamlined MG A prototype, which took several speed records up to 153mph that finally persuaded BMC to relent. The competition successes of the MG Magnette ZA saloon had already proven the potential of its new 1,489cc four cylinder engine and this was chose