MG A Roadster – 1958 (LHD)

 

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MG A Roadster - 1958 (LHD)

Perfect for the more touring style of events, this MGA packs a real punch with a modified engine and gearbox that really lets it zip along. At first glance, the grey paintwork doesn't reveal the true beauty of the car - under good light a subtle metallic finish can be seen, it is truly stunning. This car can suprise many more modern counterparts, a long restoration saw many sensible upgrades to further enhance the drivability. Fitted with (as all our Arrive & Drive cars are) a Brantz Tripmeter, this vehicle is ideal for The Scottish Malts, Classic Marathon or Summer Trial events.

The MGA replaced the MG TF 1500 Midget and represented a complete styling break from MG's earlier sports cars. Announced on 26 September 1955, the car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A total of 101,081 units were sold through the end of production in July 1962, the vast majority of which were exported. Only 5869 cars were sold on the home market, the lowest percentage of any British car. A prototype was built and shown to the BMC chairman Leonard Lord. He turned down the idea of producing the new car as he had just signed a deal with Donald Healey to produce Austin-Healey cars two weeks before. Falling sales of the traditional MG models caused a change of heart, and the car, initially to be called the UA-series, was brought back. As it was so different from the older MG models it was called the MGA, the "first of a new line" to quote the contemporary advertising. It was replaced by the MGB.

Available on HERO Events throughout the UK and Europe



Specifications

The Facts

Performance

Power
95 bhp at 5400 rpm
Top Speed
166 km/h
0-60 mph
12.2 s
Torque
149 Nm at 3000 rpm
Brakes
Suspension
Miles Per Tank

Engine

Engine Size
1.8 Litre
Cylinders
Straight 4
Valves
2 per cylinder
Fuel Type
Petrol
Transmission
Gearbox
4 Speed Manual with Overdrive
Drivetrain
RWD

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity
45.5 Litre
Weight
890 kg
Length
3962 mm
Width
1473 mm
Height
1270 mm
Wheelbase
2388 mm
Turning Circle

Vehicle Hire Information

Our pricing is simple. Cars are priced by group and package price for HERO events. Cars are also available for corporate hire, bespoke tours, gift driving days and some also for promotional film work.

All our cars are regularly maintained by specialist mechanics. Each car is prepared to meet the requirements of regularity rallying. Arrangements can be made to view and drive the cars prior to hiring. Cars are equipped with a tripmeter and when necessary a “navigators event pack” and can be collected by the hirer, from our base in South Wales, or delivered to and collected from the event (additional charges apply).

Prior to taking control of the vehicle, our A&D team will do a full handover of the vehicle showing you all the controls and go through the vehicle with you.

ARRIVE & DRIVE MANAGER

Mark O'Donnell

Mark has worked with HERO for 5 years. He manages the Arrive & Drive fleet, providing storage of vehicles for a number of our clients, as well as being responsible for the vehicle logistics.


Email [email protected]


Telephone +44(0)1656 740275