1958 MGA Mk1 1500 Roadster
A beautifully presented English classic roadster that can be used and thoroughly enjoyed anytime of the year.
With a recently freshened engine, new clutch and refurbished front end, this lovely MGA is the perfect weekend getaway vehicle that will get compliments wherever you go.
The MGA design dates back to 1951, when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for George Philips' TD Le Mans car. The problem with this car was the high seating position of the driver because of the limitations of using the TD chassis. A new chassis was designed with the side members further apart and the floor attached to the bottom rather than the top of the frame sections.
A prototype was built and shown to the BMC chairman Leonard Lord. He turned down the idea of producing the new car as he had just signed a deal with Donald Healey to produce Austin-Healey cars two weeks before. Falling sales of the traditional MG models caused a change of heart, and the car, initially to be called the UA-series, was brought back. As it was so different from the older MG models it was called the MGA, the "first of a new line" to quote the contemporary advertising.
There was also a new engine available, therefore the car did not have the originally intended XPAG unit but was fitted with the BMC corporate B-Series type allowing a lower bonnet line. The MGA convertible had no exterior door handles, however the coupe had door handles
Now on display in our highly acclaimed state of the art showroom.
We can arrange door to door delivery Australia-wide and welcome your trade-in.
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