Recently we came across this beautiful MG A Roadster 1959 at The Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. This classic car dealer is one of the largest in the world. We took the car for a little spin!
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The MGA design dates 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 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. He 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 heart, 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, therefore 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. The MGA convertible had no exterior door handles, however the coupe has door handles.[3]

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. The car was available with either wire-spoked or steel-disc road wheels.


    • captain pugwash
      captain pugwash

      Sounds exactly the same as my father's Morris 1000 traveler when he had it.

      about 3 months ago
      SUPERCARCLASSICS In reply to captain pugwash

      Awesome how sounds and smells can bring back memories huh? 😉

      about 3 months ago
    • Spurr Classic Cars
      Spurr Classic Cars

      Very nice!

      about 1 year ago
    • MT Mals
      MT Mals

      Owned one in 66 while at Marine Corp Base Eltoro. Clutch went out..had to sell it. Thanks for the memory.

      about 1 year ago
    • Andrew Palframan
      Andrew Palframan In reply to MT Mals

      You sold a car because the clutch went??? They do repair them you know!!!

      about 2 months ago
      SUPERCARCLASSICS In reply to MT Mals

      You're welcome!

      about 1 year ago
    • Aeneas

      gorgeous sound, colour form!

      about 1 year ago
    • Slat Rock Wrestling
      Slat Rock Wrestling

      Curves are brilliant

      about 2 years ago
    • Roger Enever
      Roger Enever

      Great shots. Shows off the car's best lines.

      about 3 years ago
    • ViRgiLPROductions

      Original and unrestored?

      about 5 years ago
    • Dr Spaseebo
      Dr Spaseebo In reply to ViRgiLPROductions

      Apparently not. New bumper that doesn't fit the car well.

      about 6 months ago