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1957 MG A Roadster
1957 MG A Roadster
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Lot Number: 707
Result inc Premium: £10,692
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Feb 2023
  • Chassis number: HDA4335905
Obviously somewhat transformed from stock MGA appearance now, this 1957 MGA is an ex‑USA race car, converted to right‑hand drive and road‑registered in September 2019. It has been used for track days, the occasional sprint and two races while in the vendor's ownership. While the mechanics such as the gearbox, axles and suspension are largely standard MGA, the 1620cc engine is a bored‑out 1489cc unit that has been rolling road‑tuned to around 145bhp at the flywheel, with a Weber 45 carburettor fitted. It also has a standard balanced crank and rods, and ARP head studs. Although road legal, the vendor says that the engine only gets into its stride above 3000rpm.  

The vendor reports that the MGA has been reliable and easy to drive, with a Tilton cast‑aluminium pedal box and Kirky seat. He believes it would make a good base for an FIA race car; although prepared for track days rather than racing, any ineligible items are easily removed and the originals refitted ‑ parts such as the mechanical distributor, water pump and standard brake discs do come with the car.

The car is shod with Avon CR6zz 175/15 tyres, but the fronts will need replacement soon. Work done since the vendor acquired the car in 2019 includes the right‑hand drive conversion, fitment of a 123 electronic distributor, electric water pump, new rear crank oil seal, new rear gearbox tail housing seal, Weber 45 carburettor plus manifold, new wheel bearings, twin Posi‑flow Facet fuel pumps, fully Poly‑bushed suspension, MG Midget clutch slave cylinder (which offers more clutch feel), MGB heavy duty road clutch, uprated anti‑roll bar, 112 degrees centigrade warning lamp, full‑width windscreen (required for some race series), eye level oil warning lamp and reverse gear lock‑out bar. The MGA is also fitted with a GPS speedometer and the front offside wing is steel but the remainder are fibreglass. The gearbox is standard MGA as is the rear axle and the brakes, albeit with grooved front discs and braided steel flexible pipes.  

The documentation includes the V5C, dynameter report, a selection of images, import documents and DVLA registration, 123 electronic ignition instructions, and assorted bills and invoices for work done and parts bought since 2019. The MoT certificates date from 2022 (valid until February 2023) and 2021 and 2019. The electronic odometer shows 621 miles, which seems to have been zeroed when the engine work was carried out in 2019.  

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 10TH MARCH BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
Obviously somewhat transformed from stock MGA appearance now, this 1957 MGA is an ex-USA race car, converted to right-hand drive and road-registered in September 2019. It has been used for track days, the occasional sprint and two races while in the vendor's ownership. While the mechanics such as the gearbox, axles and suspension are largely standard MGA, the 1620cc engine is a bored-out 1489cc unit that has been rolling road-tuned to around 145bhp at the flywheel, with a Weber 45 carburettor fitted. It also has a standard balanced crank and rods, and ARP head studs. Although road legal, the vendor says that the engine only gets into its stride above 3000rpm. The vendor reports that the MGA has been reliable and easy to drive, with a Tilton cast-aluminium pedal box and Kirky seat. He believes it would make a good base for an FIA race car; although prepared for track days rather than racing, any ineligible items are easily removed and the originals refitted - parts such as the mechanical distributor, water pump and standard brake discs do come with the car. The car is shod with Avon CR6zz 175/15 tyres, but the fronts will need replacement soon. Work done since the vendor acquired the car in 2019 includes the right-hand drive conversion, fitment of a 123 electronic distributor, electric water pump, new rear crank oil seal, new rear gearbox tail housing seal, Weber 45 carburettor plus manifold, new wheel bearings, twin Posi-flow Facet fuel pumps, fully Poly-bushed suspension, MG Midget clutch slave cylinder (which offers more clutch feel), MGB heavy duty road clutch, uprated anti-roll bar, 112 degrees centigrade warning lamp, full-width windscreen (required for some race series), eye level oil warning lamp and reverse gear lock-out bar. The MGA is also fitted with a GPS speedometer and the front offside wing is steel but the remainder are fibreglass. The gearbox is standard MGA as is the rear axle and the brakes, albeit with grooved front discs and braided steel flexible pipes. The documentation includes the V5C, dynameter report, a selection of images, import documents and DVLA registration, 123 electronic ignition instructions, and assorted bills and invoices for work done and parts bought since 2019. The MoT certificates date from 2022 (valid until February 2023) and 2021 and 2019. The electronic odometer shows 621 miles, which seems to have been zeroed when the engine work was carried out in 2019. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 10TH MARCH BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Feb 2023
  • Chassis number: HDA4335905
Result inc Premium: £10,692

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