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MG A Coupé Green '59

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Reference:

CH7268

Make:

MG

Model:

A Coupé Green '59

Type:

coupe

Construction year:

1959

KM:

()7292

Cilinder displacement:

1798

Gears:

manual

Steering:

LHD

Price:

sold

 

  • Restored in Europe
  • MG a with a MG b engine (1800 cc, 94 hp i.of 1600 cc, 78 bhp))
  • Cood condition
  • Spoked wheels
  • Rare!

The MGA is a sports car produced by MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1955 to 1962.

The MGA replaced the older T-type cars and represented a complete styling break from the older vehicles. The car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 1955. It was replaced by the MGB when production ceased in July 1962. Through that time, BMC sold 101,081 units, the vast majority of which were exported with only 5869 cars sold on the home market, the highest export percentage of any British car.

The design dates back to 1952 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. Lord 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 mind 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 so 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.

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 and was not power assisted. In May 1959 the standard cars also received an updated engine, now at 1588 cc producing 78 bhp (58 kW; 79 PS) . 

Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 396 (156)
  • Width : cm (in): 145 (57.2)
  • Height : cm (in): 127 (50)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 239 (94)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 900 (1986)
  • Displacement : straight-4 1798 cc (110 ci), front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : 2 SU HS4 carbs
  • Gearbox : 4 speed manual
  • Driven wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 95 bhp at 5500 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 72 Nm at 3000 rpm
  • Top speed : 173 km/h (108 mph)

 

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Oldtimerfarm specializes in consignment sales of vintage and collection cars and we are proud to present you this car. Oldtimerfarm is located in Belgium, 9880 Aalter, Steenweg op Deinze 51C, where this car is in our showroom. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10-17h (also without appointment). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mondays on appointment only. Make sure you scroll down to look at the extensive photo report (100 pictures). Of course, a more detailed description can be obtained by telephone.

Contact us:
Xavier:          0032 472 40 1338          (NL, FR, DE, EN, IT)          info@oldtimerfarm.be
Olivier:          0032 473 11 7300          (NL, FR, DE, EN)               olivier@oldtimerfarm.be

Oldtimerfarm from Aalter would also like to sell your classic car or car collection. For more information, please contact Xavier.

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