The MGA design dates back to 1951, when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for George Philips' TD Le Mans car. The new bodywork traded the MG TF's articulated fenders and running board for ponton styling, with a single styled envelope fully enclosing the width and uninterrupted length of a car. The MGA is a sports car that was produced by MG from 1955 to 1962. The MGA replaced the MG TF and represented a complete styling break from MG's earlier sports cars. Announced on 26 September 1955, the car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A total of 101,081 units were marketed through the end of production in July 1962, the vast majority of which were exported. 5869 cars were sold on the home market, and the MGA was replaced by the MGB.
This 1959 MGA roadster has been the subject of an excellent restoration with show quality paint and body lines. The interior has all been refiniished in meticulous and proper fashion. The convertible top is a tan canvas and there is a tan vinyl tonneau cover to match. It also has side curtains, original style tool bag and owners handbook. The original 1500cc motor has been replaced with a more robust 1800cc motor giving it the speed and performance this MGA truly deserves. We do have the original 1500 motor for purchase if someone wishes. This MGA is a joy to drive and just to look at standing still. A true British automotive icon!
Northshore Sportscars is an Authorized Morgan Dealer offering new and pre-owned models. We also offer a handpicked selection of classic British and European Sports cars for sale including Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mercedes, Morgan, Lotus, Triumph, and Porsche for all budgets. Our service center provides repair and parts for a wide array for makes and models. View these quality vehicles online or at our indoor showroom located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Same location for over 25 years! Please contact us at 847-247-0447 and we would be happy to assist you. See more of Northshore Sportscars on Facebook & Instagram.