For the debut of its new MGA in 1955, MG wisely chose that year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race. After a succession of open-wheeled models there were fears of an adverse reaction to such a streamlined car, and it was felt that by showing the MGA in competition first, the aerodynamic shape would be accepted as a performance essential. There had been some delays however in getting the go-ahead for production, MG owner BMC initially declining, having already agreed with Donald Healey to build the Austin Healey 100. It was the success of a highly streamlined MGA prototype, which took several records up to 153mph, which finally persuaded BMC to relent. The car was an instant success and in 1956 the roadster was joined by a fixed head coupé.
Finished in red with a black leather interior, this delightful right hand drive MGA is presented in excellent condition. A charming example of the rare hard top version of MG’s classic late 1950’s sportscar.