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1959 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Convertible

Price: $69,500


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1959 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Convertible


Type:
Used
Year:
1959
Make:
MGA
Model:
Twin Cam Roadster
Trim:
Convertible
Body:
2 Door Convertible
Trans:
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Stock
4435
Mileage:
17791
Engine Size:
1588CC Twin Cam Inline 4-Cylinder
Ext Color:
Orient Red
Int Color:
Black
Vin:
YD31910

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2900 Skokie Hwy North Chicago, IL 60064 847.689.8822

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OUTSTANDING, COLLECTOR-GRADE EXAMPLE
1 OF 2,111 TWIN CAM MODELS PRODUCED 1958-60
FORMERLY OWNED BY DAVID LETTERMAN SINCE 1992
TOP-QUALITY RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION
STRIKING MG ORIENT RED PAINT FINISH
BLACK UPHOLSTERY W/ RED CONTRAST PIPING
1,588 CC TWIN CAM INLINE 4-CYLINDER ENGINE
4-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX
DUNLOP 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES & STEEL DISC WHEELS
JAEGER INSTRUMENTS, SMITHS HEATER, BUMPER GUARDS
NEW CLUTCH, FLYWHEEL & SLAVE CYLINDER INSTALLED 2021
THE ULTIMATE MG A SPECIFICATION
 
With the arrival of the MG A Roadster in 1955, MG's fiercely loyal buyers and enthusiasts were rewarded with a streamlined, modern body design and up-to-date B-series engine derived from that of the MG Magnette saloon. As early as 1951, however, MG enthusiasts received a taste of the car that would become the MG A when George Phillips drove a sleek, rebodied TD at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A road version of Phillips' car was proposed to BMC in 1952 as a replacement for the old-fashioned TD but initially rejected in favor of the planned production of the Austin-Healey 100. MG had even gone as far as building a full prototype of the MG A using TD running gear, a 1250 XPAG engine, a redesigned chassis, and new bodywork. By 1955, it was evident that the aging MG TF was overdue for replacement, with the MG A quickly introduced.

Before the official launch of the MG A in 1955, three aluminum-bodied prototypes were entered into the 24 Hours of Le Mans and were quite successful, finishing fifth and sixth in class. As a result, when the MG A was launched shortly afterwards, the car already possessed a top-level international racing pedigree, helping ensure the modern new model's immediate acceptance.

Formerly owned by TV superstar and longtime automobile enthusiast David Letterman from 1992 until recently, this 1959 MG A Roadster is a rare and highly sought-after Twin Cam model, marking the ultimate development of the svelte MG model line. Displacing 1,588 CC and equipped with twin S.U. carburetors and an aluminum crossflow cylinder head with dual overhead camshafts, this British sporting legend stands ready to deliver an exhilarating driving experience in concert with a 4-speed manual gearbox and factory Dunlop 4-wheel disc brakes.

Finished in striking MG Orient Red paint over Black upholstery accented by smart Red piping, the MG A is the product of a top-quality restoration and benefits from excellent preservation and maintenance, most recently including installation of a new flywheel, clutch, and slave cylinder in 2021, confirmed by an invoice totaling more than $8,400 for the aforementioned works and other service performed at the time. Riding on a set of Dunlop steel knock-off wheels this handsomely presented MG A also includes a Black soft top, Jaeger instruments, a Smiths heater, and bumper guards. Call us today for viewing arrangements and get full details on this very special, collector-grade 1959 MG A Roadster and get ready to add it to your collection of sporting legends today!
 
 
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2900 Skokie Hwy North Chicago, IL 60064

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