1958 MG MGA Roadster Frame Off Restoration

  • 12900.00 Dollar US$
  • Published date: June 1, 2017 03:34
    • North Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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MG: MGA 2 Door Convertible

1958 MG A ROADSTER
4-Speed Manual, Dual Carbs

Showing Only 62,000 believed to be original miles
No expense spared complete frame off restoration
Old English White with Red interior
4-speed transmission
4-cylinder engine
Includes Detachable Windows

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 has door handles.

It was a body-on-frame design and used the straight-4 "B series" engine from the MG Magnette saloon driving the
rear wheels through a 4-speed gearbox. Suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones at the front and
a rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Steering was by rack and pinion. The car was available with
either wire-spoked or steel-disc road wheels.
Engine 1,489 cc (1.5 L) B-Series I4
The 1489 cc engine fitted with twin H4 type SU Carburettors produced 68 hp (51

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