Follow Motorbase:
Search Motorbase for

Overview

Produced: 1955-1959, 58750 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
MGA 1500 Rdstr Wht Flsvw (1956)

In 1955 MG threw away its traditional sportscar mould and began producing an all new, sleek little roadster, the MGA. The MGA was a breath of fresh aired compared to all previous post-war MG designs, which had really been restyled pre-war designs. The new car featured a modern, low slung open roadster body, although this was still mounted on a separate chassis and used detachable side screens on the front doors, as was common practice on open MG cars.

 

Traditional MG fans were surprised by the cars modern looks to start with but the MGA soon found plenty of eager buyers all around the world, particularly in the all important US market. The MGA used the new BMC B-Series engine, in twin carb, 1489cc format which produced excellent performance (95mph) and plenty of scope for developing as a competition car.

The MGA sold well in this, its original "1500" form until 1959 when it received a more powerful engine, bringing even more performance. 

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 89mm8.3

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU2

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
98 mph16 s0 s0 mpg68 bhp 5500

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

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

People who looked at this car, also looked at:

Have you any further information on this car?
There are 10 further pictures
Related Contacts