When introduced, the “A” charted a new direction for MG. The cars were lower with sleek lines, more roomy interior, low seating position and more powerful. Most importantly was the departure of the body-on-frame design for a uni-body construction. The car was stiffer, much more rigid, and demonstrated vastly improved handling capabilities. The A transcended MG to the sports car world and developed a rich racing history. To this day, the MGA is considered the best overall MG produced.
This excellent roadster had a body off restoration in the early 1990's. The car was maintained by University Motors for quite some time and comes with many receipts. It features its 1,489cc engine paired with a 4 speed manual transmission that function very well. The engine seals and gaskets were replaced and in 2018 the front seal, side cover gasket, dipstick cap, timing cover, oil slinger, front crankshaft seal, and belt were all replaced. The transmission was completely also overhauled at this time.
The seats were professionally recovered, along with new carpet installed. The car is very neat and tidy throughout. Other highlights feature a wooden steering wheel, new MG floormats, Jager instrumentation that include a 120 mph speedometer, tachometer and 5 digit odometer, chrome luggage rack, knock off wheels and knock off tool. This car is an excellent driver and is sure to please.