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Overview

Produced: 1956-1959
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
MGA Coupe Blue Fv Cornering (1957)

Its not very often that a closed coupe version of a sportscar actually looks as pleasing as its more glamorous open counterpart, however with the 1956 MGA Coupe this is definitely the case. The MGA was blessed with good looks and a well proportioned body from day one, the fixed head Coupe continued this theme with a roof design that mimicked the Roadsters raised soft-top profile.

The MGA Coupe became a standard model in the range from 1956 and was available throughout the models lifetime, in 1500, 1600, Mk II and Twin-Cam forms. Standard features included wind-up door windows, external door handles, locks and extra brightwork. Mechanically the closed cars were identical to their open sister MGA models. 

Buyers Guide MG A featured in Practical Classics June 2001 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1489ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series73.025mm x 89mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
101 mph13.7 s0 s0 mpg72 bhp 5500

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 10"3' 11"4' 0"13' 0"0' 0" 0 (18)0' 0"

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