The MGA is a sports car made by the MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1955 to 1962. It replaced the older T-type cars and represented a complete styling breakthrough from the older vehicles. The car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. A total of 101,081 cars were sold. After production in July 1962, the vast majority was exported. Only 5869 cars were sold in the domestic market. The MGA was replaced by the MGB.
The MGA design goes 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 driver's high seating position due to the limitations of the TD chassis. A new chassis was made with the side sections further apart. A prototype was built and shown to BMC chairman Leonard Lord. He turned down the design because he had just struck a deal with Donald Healey for the production of Austin-Healey's. Due to the poor sales figures of the traditional models, something had to change. The car (originally UA series) came back. Because this car was so different from the older MG models, it was called the MGA, the "first of a new line". A new engine was also available with no longer the original intended XPAG unit, but with the BMC corporate B-series type resulting in a lower hood.
The MGA had a body-on-frame and used the straight-4 "B-series" engine from the MG Magnette Saloon with rear-wheel drive and a 4-speed manual transmission. The car was available with wire wheels or steel-disc wheels.
High quality MG MGA classic cars at E&R Classics
If you are planning to buy a good quality classic car, then you have come to the right place at ERclassics. Our MG classics have often been extensively restored and are both optically and technically in very good condition. All classics that are purchased are checked and brought into top condition by one of our own 20 mechanics before they are sold to the customer. Are you curious about the maintenance of your MG MGA classic car? Then consider reading this article.
Buy an MG MGA classic car
The search for the right MG MGA is different for everyone. Some classic car enthusiasts know exactly what they are looking for, while others don't quite know what they want to use the classic for. To help you as best as possible in finding the right MG classic car, ER Classics has developed a full service website. You will find a clear product page for every MG MGA with information, photo report, video and 360 degree images. Would you rather visit our showroom to physically view the MGA? Then you are most welcome in our showroom in Waalwijk, the Netherlands.
A nice part of the classic car hobby is joining an MG classic car club. There you will find fellow enthusiasts who share their passion about MG classic cars with you. This way you can enjoy nice tours and other trips. Even when you need parts for your MGA, for example, it can be useful to be a member of a classic car club.
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Trade in or sell your MG MGA oldtimer
At ER Classics you can of course buy an MG MGA, but we also offer you the option to sell your current classic car or to trade it in. If you would like more information about selling or trading in your classic car, please contact one of our classic car experts. You can of course also visit our showroom to discuss the possibilities.
ER Classics has the right classic MG MGA for you!
What are the advantages of buying an MG MGA classic from ER Classics?
- Large range of MG classics for sale
- All classic cars been thoroughly checked by our own workshop
- Own workshop with 20 mechanics
- Registration and inspections
- Worldwide transport to the door
- High quality and service
- Trade-in options
- Customers rate us with a 8.9
Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer
If you are looking for a beautiful MG MGA, you will be assisted by one of our classic car experts. ERclassics has specialized in the purchase and sale of classic cars since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.