Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: EU Registered
For the debut of its new MG ‘A‘ in 1955, MG wisely chose that year‘s Le Mans 24 hour race; after a succession of open-wheeled models there were fears of an adverse reaction to such a 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, MG owner BMC declining, having already agreed with Donald Healey to build the Austin Healey 100. 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 had already proven the potential of its new 1,489cc four cylinder engine and this was chosen for the new MG ‘A‘. In modified form it powered those works cars at Le Mans where t