<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924

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Lot 256¤
1957 MGA Roadster
Chassis no. HDR43/34157
Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924

Sold for US$ 24,750 inc. premium
1957 MGA Roadster
Chassis no. HDR43/34157
Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924

1,798cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
95bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Beautifully presented MGA Roadster
*Charming Silver over Black and Red color combination
*Wonderful Roadster for Sunday drives or car rallies
*Upgraded with MGB 1800 power plant
*Arguably the best-looking MG model produced


THE MGA

Although the MGA 'EX182' prototypes debuted at Le Mans in 1955, by the time the actual race came around the design of what would be known as the MGA had effectively been finalized, the event itself being little more than a useful opportunity to check that everything was as it should be. Replacing the traditional T-Series MGs, the MGA combined a rigid chassis with the Austin-designed B-Series engine chosen as the power plant. Running gear was based on that of the TF, with independent front suspension and a live rear axle, but as far as its road manners were concerned, the far superior MGA was in an entirely different league.

Clad in a stylish aerodynamic body and capable of topping 95mph, the MGA proved an instant hit, selling 13,000 units in its first full year of production. After reliability issues plagued the Twin Cam model, engine enlargement was seen as the way forward. The result was a capacity increase from 1,489cc to 1,588cc that raised maximum power to 80bhp and boosted torque by 17 percent. Acceleration was improved and the MGA in '1600' form was now a true 100mph-plus car.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Built in 1957, this MGA was equipped from new as a left hand drive Roadster, destined for the North American market, and was finished in Old English White Cellulose paint. The car's history until being purchased by the vendor remains unknown, although the car is believed to have remained on the American continent since its arrival here in 1957.

Finished in a sporting Silver metallic color over a Black and Red interior, this charming MGA Roadster presents beautifully inside and out. Upgrades have been done to the interior, and a later, 1,800cc MGB engine has been installed, replacing the cars original 1,500cc power plant. These quintessential British sports cars offer much driving pleasure on the open road and make great entries into local rallies and club events.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled with chassis number 34157.
Contacts
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
<b>1957 MGA Roadster  </b><br />Chassis no. HDR43/34157 <br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H 38924
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