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Le Riche Automobile Restorers (CI) Ltd.

Unit 10, Springside, Rue de la Monnaie, Trinity, Jersey CI

JE3 5DG

1956 MGA Roadster LHD.restored,rebuilt gearbox and just serviced For Sale

£27,950 As stated

Price £27,950As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make MG
Model MGA
Year 1956
Mileage 1,913 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Channel Islands
Status Trade
  09-Sep-2021
Ref C1125808
When the MGA arrived in 1955, it must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become used to the now dated pre-war look of the company's sports cars. However, taste and styling were moving ahead in the early 1950’s with desirable and attractive cars being available from BMC’s main competitors at Triumph and Jaguar. The MGA was a complete departure in styling for MG, its beautiful streamlined body was right up to the minute in terms of appearance and it was powered by a new engine as MG had decided that the old XPAG unit had had its day. The MGA was powered by the much more modern B-Series engine that had made its debut in the recently announced Magnette saloon. MG had gone as far as building a full prototype of the MGA by using TD running gear, the 1250cc XPAG engine, a re-designed chassis, and the MGA bodywork. When it eventually became clear that the TF Midget was a bit of a lame duck and that it would have to be replaced, the new MG sports car was finally given the chance it deserved. The delay in production had one advantage in that it allowed MG to refine the design and install the much newer 1, 489cc four-cylinder B-Series engine and its transmission from the Magnette saloon

This early MGA was repatriated from the U. S. in 2013 having already been restored there. The previous owner had the gearbox rebuilt recently on this handsome sports car, the MGA drives with no known faults and is in excellent order throughout. Finished in orient red with beige interior, this left-hand drive MGA is supplied with a V5C registration document, which at present time allows for easy registration in Europe. These quintessentially British sports cars are great fun to drive and represent excellent value given the significant rise in prices of 1950’s British sports cars in recent years.

The Roadster has been restored to a good standard, with very good paintwork and contrasting beige trim. Complete with matching full weather equipment, this car would be ideal for using in Europe or as a participant in historic rallies. It has recently been checked through our workshops and with the benefit of additional work being carried to prepare it for the road.

During the course of the restoration carried out in the USA, the body work has been restored to a high standard finished in MGA Orient Red , the engine bay has a very authentic appearance, with the correct badges and decals being in place. For the interior the dashboard is correctly finished for the roadster version, the interior is well presented with beige seats and door cards with contrasting black carpets, with matching beige weather equipment.

Following the US restoration, the gearbox was rebuilt by the previous UK owner in 2018 , in 2017 the brakes, the front shock absorbers and trunnions were overhauled, a new distributor was fitted. Since our purchase of the car, the following work has been carried out in our workshops; Disc and drum brakes checked, cleaned and adjusted, carburettors cleaned, balanced and adjusted, ignition system serviced with a new rotor arm, and two new 6 volt batteries fitted. The car runs and drives extremely well.

Documents available
UK V5C registration document.

For further information please contact us as detailed above. The car can be viewed in the St Malo / Dinard area of Brittany if required.
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