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1957 MGA 1500 roadster

1957 MGA 1500 roadster
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1957 MG MGA

1957 MGA roadster. This is a 1957 MGA with new MWS wire wheels. The rear axle was changed to an early MGB banjo style axle, because I wanted to fit wire wheels in place of the original steel wheels, and I wanted a taller (3.9 in the MGB verses the 4.3 in a MGA) final drive. The rear axle is a factory wire wheel axle, which is narrower toaccommodate the width of the wire wheels verses the steel ones. It has brand new front disc brakes, which were availableon the later MGA, this is a common upgrade for the earliermodels like this one. I have installed a Delco alternator to replace the stock generator, and new Halogen headlights. The original generator and original rear axle and steel wheels come with the car. The suspension has been gone through with new bearings and seals up front and new bushings all around. The bodyand paint are in good condition, what is known as "driver quality", as I did not intend to enter it in car shows, I just wanted to drive it. It has a RetroSound AM/FM radio with a AUX input for I pods, etc. The speakers shown in the pictures are HK's, mounted to a board that is bolted over the existing hole in the rear bulkhead where the spare tire normally sits. It can be easily unbolted and removed to accommodatethe original carpet piece and spare tire. It has been converted to negative ground, and has a new battery.The battery tray has been enlargedto hold a modern 12v battery, as the car originally came with two 6v batteries. The original hand crank is still in the trunk and yes, you really can hand crank the engine just like an old model "T" Ford, but the electric starter works just fine. The top is in fair shape but is starting to show it's age. It comes with Plexiglasside windows in aluminum frames. Reproduction manuals and some receipts for parts are included. A new luggage rack is included. All in all, a pleasantdriving machine for a weekend in the country!
Vehicle Details
  • VIN: HDK4336363
  • Item location: Batesburg, South Carolina, United States
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 99999
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGA
  • Type: Convertible
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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