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The car runs and drives without fault, sounds great, and handles well. The car had not been started in 2 years when I visited and photographed the car and it started right up and ran well after sitting all that time. This is a legendary car in the local MG club- the benchmark car others have used to restore their cars.
The MGA design dates back to 1951, when MG designer Syd Enever created a streamlined body for George Philips’ TD Le Mans car. The problem with this car was the high seating position of the driver because of the limitations of using the TD chassis. A new chassis was designed with the side members further apart and the floor attached to the bottom rather than the top of the frame sections.
The car was available with either wire-spoked or steel-disc road wheels. The 1489 cc engine produced 68 hp at first, but was soon uprated to 72 hp. Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes were used on all wheels.