We featured this wonderful MGA over 18 months ago and it is back on the market again. So now you have a second chance at owning a pretty special car.
Everyone who likes sports cars likes a good MGA. They are the aerodynamic replacement for the car that probably started it all here on this side of the pond – the MGTC. It doesn’t surprise us to find someone willing to take a perfectly good MGA and make it great like this seller did.
We’ve talked about reference quality cars before. Frankly, we don’t know who coined the term but we use it to define a car that is as close to factory fresh as possible. And that would mean, all original equipment, factory paint dabs, stickers, and right down to hose clamps. We think this one must be one of those cars. It is a 1-owner MGA in Glacier Blue with just 37,000 miles. Read More
We prefer to feature cars in original condition rather than cars that have been treated to a full restoration. There are no shortages of restored MGs or Triumphs in various quality levels from a rattle can restoration to a full body off, nut and bolt job. But this one is finished in a very unusual color and it is called Ash Green. For a moment, we thought it couldn’t be a factory color but it is and the code is GN.2 so there. Read More
Twin-Cam MGAs were a bit of a problem back in the day. They suffered from a host of issues but the one thing they had going for it was speed. When it ran, it was competitive. Modern engineering solved the issues that plagued it. Well it wasn’t really modern engineering, it was more like perseverance. Today’s Twin-Cam is a Coupe and that makes it a bit more special. Read More
We thrive on cars with stories. We don’t mean stories about how you found the car of your dreams at a classic car dealer in Anaheim. We are referring to cars that were important enough in someone’s life for there to be at least an oral history or hopefully one with documentation. We have our own saga regarding our Mercedes-Benz 230S but that is for another post. Today we have the story about a woman named Aileen who wanted something sporty to drive around the Bay Area of San Francisco. The little streamliner (MGA) caught her eye and she bought it. She enjoyed it so much she actually took to racing it at local events in the area. Read More
Not only is this one really great MGA Twin Cam it is also presented in a manner worthy of the condition and rarity. Kudos to the seller for being so detailed. So we will let the listing speak for itself and it is worth the time to read and discover all that went in to making this a competitive yet potentially streetable Twin Cam. The seller/builder frequently vintage raced this Twin Cam and participated in the Monterey Historics and the Coronado Speed Week. There is so much more to know about this one. Read More
Here at Mint we try to select interesting cars while recognizing the diverse tastes, interests and budgets of our readers. The decision to select one car over another may have to do with where it ranks in the collector car/special interest market or simply “we had one of those yesterday”.We review hundreds of ads/submissions each day. Some we scoot by very quickly for any number of reasons (poor photography the leading reason) and others capture our imagination immediately. Read More
The MGA was introduced in 1955 as a replacement for the MG TF. It was a worthy competitor to the TR3 and Austin-Healey although they had the advantage of larger displacement engines. Even with a mere 1489 cc engine, the aerodynamic MGA sold over 13,000 cars in its first year. BMC engineers were at their wits end trying to get more ponies in the stable from that motor so development began on a twin-overhead-camshaft cylinder head. The Twin-Cam – aka Twink – introduced in 1958, produced an impressive 108 hp @ 6,700 rpm. But all was not rosy in the Cotswolds. There was a problem with the engine at sustained hi-speed leading to a succession of catastrophic engine failures. The Twink was discontinued in favor of a larger displacement motor. Well, there is good news and more good news for any Twin-Cam owner. Read More
What’s not to love about this MGA. It has been at least 4 different colors and it is originally Old English White. If you stripped off the paint it would probably shed 50 pounds. The car has just been unearthed by our friends at Oxford Motor Cars and it is oozing with patina and has some interesting provenance. The MGA came from a garage racer who campaigned a few MGA Twin-Cams. When each Twin-Cam broke they put the good stuff on this 1600. Read More
They call these MGAs Streamliners because they were the MG model that followed the TF. Anything without wings is considered streamlining in those days. We all like MGAs for their classic good looks and strong, solid performance. Read More
We have never seen one in this color so we are assuming it is a repaint. Although one might question light green metallic with blood red interior we were drawn to it. There is something really special about an MGA Coupe. Read More
Everyone who likes sports cars likes a good MGA. They are the aerodynamic replacement for the car that probably started it all here on this side of the pond – the MGTC. It doesn’t surprise us to find someone willing to take a perfectly good MGA and make it great like this seller did. Read More
The final iteration of the MGA was the 1600 Mk II, with a 90 horsepower 1,622cc engine, and minor styling changes. These sports cars are affordable, simple to work on, rugged and attractive. We’ve had a number of these on Mint but this one seems to check all of the boxes. It has had only 2 long-term owners and the accumulated mileage is still only 24,000 miles! This is another Old English white car with tan interior and it works just as well here as it does on the Jaguar MK II we featured today too. Read More
One of our favorite Elvis movies is Blue Hawaii. Elvis is seen driving a red MGA in a good portion of the early scenes in the movie. MGA legend has it that Elvis liked it so much he bought it. It is now part of the permanent collection of Elvis cars at Graceland. The MGA is the quintessential British sports car. And the 1600 is one of the nicer versions. It has 78 hp and disc brakes up front. Read More
Here at Mint we try to select interesting cars while recognizing the diverse tastes, interests and budgets of our readers. The decision to select one car over another may have to do with where it ranks in the collector car/special interest market or simply “we had one of those yesterday”. Read More