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Lot 176

2019   |   Pebble Beach 2019

1959 MGA Twin-Cam Roadster

SOLD $100,800

Estimate

$75,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

YD1/2392

Engine

16GB/U/2087

Car Highlights

Equipped for Touring, Rally, and Display
Distinctive Livery Paying Tribute to Private Mille Miglia Entrant
Exciting Restoration in Old English White over Red
Accompanied by BMIHT Certificate, Touring Bag, and Original Windscreen
One of 2,111 MGA Twin-Cams Built, Just 2% of Total MGA Production

Technical Specs

1,588 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
108 BHP at 6,700 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Dunlop Disc Brakes
Front Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Floating-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Register to Bid

In the spring of 1958, the announcement that the new MGA would come equipped with a two-cam engine delighted driving enthusiasts who craved the promise of transformative performance. Built for the UK market and among only 2,111 Twin-Cams produced overall, chassis YD1/2392 was constructed in 1959 from July 20 to 22, and was painted in Old English White with a black interior and a gray convertible top. It received the MGA Twin-Cam’s standard equipment: four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes and center-lock vented disc wheels.

Prior to its mid-2000s arrival in the US, this Twin-Cam received a substantial restoration in the UK, and was sold to a discerning American collector, who added it to his assemblage of British cars. In 2013, YD1/2392 received a mechanical refresh that included induction, and brake and clutch systems; and earlier this summer, a tune-up was performed.

Currently, YD1/2392 is in period-correct rally form; it features a cut-down Auster windscreen, front and rear Lucas accessory lamps, leather bonnet straps, and zippered tonneau cover for the passenger compartment. To complement the accessories and the rally experience, a Suixtil touring bag containing driving gloves, goggles, and an MG-branded motoring blanket are included. The MGA’s driver’s manual and its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate also accompany the sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rally-outfitted open British sports car with the sounds of a high-revving twin-cam engine.