MG MGA Twin-Cam
1959 MG MGA Twin-Cam Roadster
Wonderful late-production-year MGA Twin-Cam roadster in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, including original color and interior. The car is powered by a 1.8-liter B-series inline-four, making 95 brake horsepower from the factory and a four-speed manual transmission. Only 45227 indicated miles on the odometer. A restoration was commissioned in 2003, and only about 4000 kilometers were added since engine work was completed.
Originally sold and register in Hawaii, the car was imported to Denmark in 1998 by the long-term Danish owner. Only three previous owners from new. The vehicle has a Danish title, registration, and papers. The car passed technical inspection (Syn/MOT/TUV) in 2015 with 38,000 miles on the odometer and will not have to pass technical inspection until October 2023.
A full inspection and service have been completed in-house, and the car can be enjoyed as-is for many years to come.
VIN/Chassis number: 68786
Odometer: 45227 miles
Engine: 1.8-liter B-series inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
History of the 1956 - 1962 MG MGA:
Introduced for the 1956 model year, the MGA roadster replaced the aging T-Series cars. It was powered by a 68 horsepower 1,489cc overhead valve engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and a solid rear axle with leaf springs. Braking was by hydraulic drums at all corners.
Sales in the first full year (1956) were 13,394 and rose to 16,467 for 1957, by which time horsepower was up to 72 horsepower, and a coupe was added. In 1959, the MGA 1600 was introduced with a larger 79.5 horsepower engine and front disc brakes. A high-performance Twin-Cam model was added for 1958. It used a high-compression version of the B-Series engine.
MGAs are ideal first collector cars. They are affordable, simple to work on, rugged, and attractive. Parts are readily available and moderately priced.