Sunday, March 22, 2015

15k: Spring Bunny: 1957 MG MGA Coupe

Spring is in the air.  Butterflies float through the fields of flowers and the crisp scent of dewdrops ---brrAAAAAAAAP, zoom.  What was that?  For some folks spring heralds the return of migratory bird species and blooming flowers, but for other the spring thaw releases their classic sports cars from the slumber of winter.  Don't have a classic in your garage stored over the winter?  Get one.  Find this1957 MG MGA Coupe here on eBay offered for $16,900 buy-it-now or make offer, located in Hamburg, NJ.

The MGA was one of the first majorly restyled cars from Morris Garages after World War II and represented a significant break from traditional open-fender styling.  Today the MGA (available as a coupe or roadster) is a surprisingly affordable car for all of its sleek 1950's styling and a good example will cost you less than the rustiest Jag/Austin-Healey/Mercedes junk pile from the same era. Like its predecesor, the MG TF, it is a body on frame car, but offered a surprising number of technological advancements like rack-and-pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and a 4-speed manual gearbox. 

The MGA is powered by the BMC B-series, a 1.5 liter inline 4 cylinder overhead valve engine that puts out 72 horsepower.  It isn't a fast car, but it makes up for speed with sheer classy looks and style.

See a better 50s classic for less?


  1. without wanting to be 'that guy': MGA had independent from suspension, but the rear suspension is a reliable live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs. Which is not a bad thing at all, for a budget sports car. Easy to do right. Plenty of Triumph Spitfire owners can tell you the jacking and flipping problems of independent rear suspension done on a budget.

    1. AW -- whoops, you are correct, the MGA had an ox-cart rear end, just like last year's Mustang! Fixed!


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