1957 MG A Coupe


  • Comprehensive nut and bolt restoration
  • Unique features including Sebring front valance and Austin Healey 3000 air vent
  • Powered by an MX-5 1600cc Twin-Cam engine
  • Interior completely renewed with new linings, carpets, and seat covers

The Appeal

This 1957 MG A Coupe is a perfect blend of classic charm and modern functionality. The MG A Coupe, introduced in the late 1950s, was a significant departure from the traditional MG design, offering a sleeker, more streamlined look that was a hit with buyers - based upon Syd Enever's design for George Philips at 1951's Le Mans. To this day it's a remarkably recognisable classic that turns plenty of heads on the road. 

This particular vehicle has been lovingly restored by an owner with a decade of experience in renovating MGAs. It stands out from the crowd, too - from its MX-5 powerplant to its more cosmetic modifications - such as the Sebring front valance and an air vent from an Austin Healey 3000. The car's interior has been completely renewed, and it's finished in the iconic British Racing Green with striking gold wheels - marrying the old and the new with remarkable grace.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1957
  • Exported to the USA
  • As late as 1978 the car was based in Pennsylvania 
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2016
  • First registered in the UK in March 2023
  • Undergone a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration
  • Restoration pictures and all invoices available
  • The car has been dry stored since purchase until renovation
  • Currently indicates 119,702 miles
  • However, this isn't reflective of the car and is a recent installation 
  • Paperwork file includes:
    • V5c document
    • Pennsylvania Certificate of Title
    • British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate
  • Vendor recommends a rolling-road tune and re-map to reach the vehicles full potential 

The Condition

  • Beautiful grey livery in exceptional order
  • Standard body with light-weight wings
  • Sebring front valance
  • Amalgamated bonnet made up from an MGA bonnet and air vent from an Austin Healey 3000
  • Wide, deep-dished gold wheels fitted all around with 195x15 tyres
  • LED front headlights and two spots
  • Quick-release 14-inch steering wheel for ease of access and security
  • Converted from a LHD racing vehicle to RHD
  • All new interior linings, carpets, and seat covers
  • Black leather seats with white piping
  • Door cards are brand new and finished in matching grey
  • All instruments are bright and legible
  • Wood-trimmed steering wheel completes the array in style
  • Standard disc wheels and original steering wheel available 

The Mechanics

  • Equipped with an MX5 1600 twin cam engine 
  • The engine has reportedly done 76,000 miles and has been checked over
  • MX5 5-speed gearbox
  • Runs on twin HS4 SU carbs
  • Ignition controlled by a NODIZ pro stand-alone ECU
  • Purpose-built exhaust manifold system
  • Fitted with twin cooling fans, one engine temperature controlled and one manual for traffic conditions
  • Lowered using shorter springs in the front and reconfigured leaf springs at the back
  • Fitted with a power steering unit under the dashboard, based on the Toyota Yaris system
  • Servo-assisted brakes, with discs on the front and drums on the back

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1957
  • Make MG
  • Model MGA
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 119,702 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Cadley
  • Location Wiltshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 9 bidders
  • Jo•••• £21,000 06/01/24
  • Ja•••• £11,000 05/01/24
  • ed•••• £10,750 04/01/24
  • da•••• £10,250 04/01/24
  • sw•••• £10,000 01/01/24
  • Ch•••• £8,500 01/01/24
  • Ni•••• £8,000 01/01/24
  • JR•••• £5,500 01/01/24
  • da•••• £5,000 01/01/24
  • jo•••• £2,500 01/01/24
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