1958 MGA 1500 Roadster – Kansas City

Black 1958 MGA 1500 Roadster with 63,675 miles.  Seller has owned the vehicle for 53 years.   Never wrecked, no rust, “faithfully” garage kept, reupholstered in silver/grey leather, Pirelli tires, original side curtains,Tonneau cover, and mechanically serviced for over 30 years by Foreign Car Enterprises in Kansas City.  The MGA has a great racing history from Le Mans to NASCAR. The lack of exterior door handles (convertible only) and steel disc road wheels  (as opposed to the other wire-spoke option) are sharp.  This example is being offered for $22,000.

The MGA came in several variations between 1955-1962.  The 1500 was equipped with a 1489 cc engine with twin carburetors which initially produced 68 horsepower but were upgraded to 72 horsepower.   An early test car had a top speed of nearly 100 mph and could go from 0-60- in 16 seconds.   the MGA series was largely based on the 1951 specialty built version for George Phillips for the 1951 24 hours of Le Mans.  The MGA was raced extensively in the US and won numerous regional and national championships in SCCA competitions. Between 1960 – 1963 the MGA was used in NASCAR.  Although it failed to win a race, it was the last foreign automaker to field an entry in NASCAR until 2007 when Toyota entered.  Including tax, the initial test car cost 844 pounds.  Check out the listing on Craigslist for more details and seller contact information.  With 53 years of ownership, I’m sure there are a lot of stories and advice for the new owner.