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Lot 79

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1957 MGA 1500 Roadster

SOLD $33,000

Estimate

$40,000 - $50,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

HDR4324225

Car Highlights

Antique Automobile Club of America Junior and Senior National First Place Winner
Quality Restoration by Classic Cars of Williamsburg
Has Covered Minimal Miles Since Restoration was Completed
Supplied with Original Tools and Handbook
Beautiful, Beloved British Sports Car in Handsome Original Color

Technical Specs

1,489 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
72 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Wishbones and Coil Springs
Solid-Axle Rear Suspension
Register to Bid

William Morris brought Fordist mass-production to Britain, and thus Morris was the natural platform for Cecil Kimber to begin modifying, tuning, and improving. Thus, Kimber’s Morris Garages was born. In 1952, MG built a special TD for a customer who raced at Le Mans with a streamlined body to allow a better top speed, and that car formed the inspiration for the MGA.

Thought to have spent its whole life in Virginia, chassis 4324225 has benefited from a comprehensive restoration carried out by Classic Cars of Williamsburg to perfectly replicate factory-original specifications. Attention to detail has been fastidious, including the extensive use of factory-correct screws, bolts, and fasteners. Illustrating the caliber of the work, the MGA took Junior and Senior National First Place at the Antique Automobile Club of America. 4324225 is accompanied by an original tool roll, jack, hammer, air pump, and owner’s manual. Sparingly driven since the restoration was completed several years ago, the MGA has accumulated few additional miles since. Discerning collectors of the very best British Sports cars are advised to look closely.