1958 MG MGA
1958 MG MGA
$29,500
New England Classics
(877) 762-5497
EmailEmail

1958 MG MGA

$29,500

Contact Dealer

By using this service you accept the terms of Autotrader Specialty's Visitor Agreement.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Related Articles

Vintage Japanese Cars: Nissan's Online Heritage Collection

If you're a fan of vintage Japanese cars, be sure to check out Nissan's online heritage site. There are tons of vintage Nissan pics and specs going all the way back to the 1920s. Each featured car or truck has relevant specs and a little "detail" tab that gives some background on that specific car.

VW Kombi Van Seeing Resurgence in Popularity

The Volkswagen Kombi van reached iconic status, with even a school lunch box fashioned in its image. During those early years, the Volkswagen Microbus morphed into various forms. From a cargo carrier with no windows behind the driver's seat to a windowed passenger van with three rows of seats, the possibilities seemed endless.

Classic Car Overview

A very well restored and prepared car....


I went over the body with a small kitchen magnet, stuck everywhere.   No indication of plastic filler anywhere.   Nice panel fit, beautiful BRG paint, clearly completely taken apart when done as all of the seals, gaskets, piping, etc have been replaced.


Underneath, chassis and wood floors all look to be excellent, same with the battery boxes, cross braces, didn't see any rot, rust, damage, or repairs underneath.   Excellent battery boxes.  And the word 'spotless' comes to mind.


Only a few hundred miles on a rebuilt 1798cc MGB engine, 165 psi compression in every cylinder, no smoke, 65 psi oil pressure, rebuilt SU carbs, tubular headers, new cloth wiring harness, burled wood dash, stereo/CD hidden under and behind dash, new radiator, oil cooler, 3" wide racing belts, wood steering wheel, back up fuel pump, shrouded electric radiator cooling fan, a quick, excellent driving beautiful MGA.


A note about this particular engine, in my opinion, the best engine you could fit to an MGA.  See, one distinguishing characteristic between an A and a B engine is that all of the A engines have a tach drive running off the back of the block.   B's don't, hence, requiring an electric tach.  BUT for that narrow period of MG design, 1963 to mid 1965 MGB engines DO have the tach drive.  Making them visually identical to an A engine.   And, going one step further, IF you think the MG police patrol will wake you up in the middle of the night, drag you outside, and make you beg forgiveness to the local MG car club for being an 'engine deviate,'  don't worry.   A quick grind with a die grinder and the 1800 casting mark can be ground down to a '1500.'  Easy.


Anyway, WHO cares?   With the current engine, rated at 95hp, this MGA has performance similar to the famous (but woefully unreliable and now terribly expensive MGA twin cam).   What a different 25hp and extra torque makes.  Smooth, powerful, flexible, and looks identical.  A nice combination.


Now, for the extreme 'purist' who might think an oil and filter changed renders a car no longer 'original' (which one prospective customer confided in me while discussing a restored MG TC), we just finished a completely rebuilt MGA 1500 engine.  Which we would be more than happy to install.  Bored to near 1600cc, thoroughly rebuilt, can even make a deal with the car and the extra engine.  Just in case you feel this prized MGA will skyrocket in price but be unsaleable with the wrong engine.  Why not have both?


Oh, and a note about 'matching numbers.'  FYI, MGA 1500cc chassis plates are stamped with the VIN and where there is a space for 'engine number,' they read 'see engine.'  WOW,  the company didn't care,  why should you?


Moving on,, most of the electricals new, everything works, very good top and side curtains, new canvas tonneau, side curtain bag, seats redone in leather, dash beautifully finished in burl wood (don't like it?  It can be removed).  New wood steering wheel (don't like it?  We have plenty of original wheels in stock, easy trade), has wire wheels with new radials and tubes, new chrome knock offs, most of the rest of the chrome appears to be new, beautifully detailed engine bay, new radiator and oil cooler, alloy rocker cover, insulation under the bonnet, painted rust free trunk, spare wheel, tire, knock off hammer, and jack, painted under and behind the dash (in what appears to be a thorough, body off restoration), new stereo/CD carefully hidden under the dash, all in all, one fantastic MGA.  And just about the perfect classic British sports car.....precise steering, excellent handling, great brakes (new master cylinder, redone brakes, even Aeroquip flex lines attached to the master cylinder....a beautiful touch).   The list continues............


As nice an MGA as is on the market, ready for show, 'round town, country roads, and even long road journeys.  Easy to service, inherently reliable, cheap and wide parts availability, and BEAUTIFUL lines.


What a special combination.

Show More

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    101098959
  • Stock Number
    NE-1958-44
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    N/A
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Exterior Color
    Green

Classic Car Buyer's Tools

Shipping & Transport

Immediately receive a quote to get your new classic car delivered right to your driveway from Autotrader’s trusted Classic Transport Partner ShipYourCarNow.  Click Now!

Finance

J.J. BEST BANC & CO., is the largest lender of its type in the country -- providing financing for collector cars. J.J. Best offers low rates, long terms, and no prepayment penalties. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 800.USA.1965 to receive a quick approval. Need to refinance or insurance? We can help you with that too! Click here

Appraisals & Inspections

For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com. Get more info

Insurance

J.J. Best Insurance Agency, 888.423.7846, a premier and independent insurance provider specializing in collector car insurance. J.J. Best Insurance Agency partners with the oldest and largest collector car financier, J.J. BEST BANC & CO. Call or email, insurance@jjbest.com or, visit www.jjbestinsurance.com to get insurance for your dream car! Get Quotes Now

New England Classics

(877) 762-5497
Today
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun
Closed All Day
Show More
Suspect Fraud? 
Contact Dealer

By using this service you accept the terms of Autotrader Specialty's Visitor Agreement.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.