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1957 MG MGA

Winning Bid:
$28,000

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1957 MG MGA

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1957 MG MGA

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1957 MG MGA

High Bidder:  JMB

Winning Bid: $28,000 (USD)

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Location:

St. Louis, Missouri 1111

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

1.6L I4

Transmission:

Manual

Odometer:

910 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

HDR4329489

Carfax:

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Winning Bid: $28,000 (USD)

High Bidder:  JMB

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Location:

St. Louis, Missouri 1111

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

1.6L I4

Transmission:

Odometer:

910 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

HDR4329489

Carfax:

Lot Number:

7288697

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Vehicle Story

The 1957 MG MGA is the product of an extensive 27-year restoration which was performed after it was found in a barn in 1989. Built to period specifications with upgrades that include knockoff wire wheels, dual driving lights, a luggage rack, and a grille guard, mechanical systems were subject to similar attention, with numerous parts and components having been replaced. The body was also removed from its frame during the restoration process and chemically dipped before being painted British Racing Green which is paired with a caramel leather interior.

The seller describes many of the visible upgrades as adhering to the car's original period, including knock-off wire wheels, the trunk-mounted luggage rack, bumper overriders, dual driving lights, and the grille guard upon which they are mounted. In addition to the frame being stripped and checked for trueness, prior to being finished in British racing green, the body was removed from its underpinnings and running gear, stripped, chemically dipped, and prepared for paintwork at some point during the 27-year restoration process.

Tires are a set of period-correct Firestone items and disc brakes are present in the front.

Caramel-colored leather is used as upholstery on the seats and is continued on the door panels, cockpit rails, and dash pad. The dash itself is made of wood, while the steering rim and shift knob have a lacquered finish. The ashtray is said to be original, but the vintage-style radio is actually a RetroSound head unit with Bluetooth connectivity. Seatbelts are also present. The 100-mph speedometer and 7,000-rpm tachometer are both by Jaeger, and a single Smiths dial displays oil pressure and coolant temperature. The fuel gauge is reported to be inoperative.

A wrench for the knock-off wheels, a fire extinguisher, and a vintage gas can are kept in the trunk, which also houses the spare tire.

The original BMC B-Series four was removed and replaced with freshly-rebuilt 1.6-liter unit. The transmission was also removed and rebuilt, while all hydraulic lines, fuel lines, and electrical wiring was replaced. Suspension componentry was either replaced or rebuilt, a new stainless steel exhaust was installed, and the front drum brakes were converted to discs. Elsewhere, an electronic ignition system was added, the generator was replaced with a modern alternator, the original dual battery array was removed in favor of a single modern alternative, and an electric fuel pump was connected. A high-torque starter, screw-on oil filter conversion, and replacement of the clutch and master cylinder are also noted.

Photos of the underside show light corrosion forming on suspension and steering components along with other steel parts.

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Comments & Questions

May 14, 2021
11:58 AM
JMB

BID: $28,000

May 14, 2021
11:55 AM

BID: $27,000

May 14, 2021
11:54 AM
JMB

BID: $26,600

May 14, 2021
11:52 AM

BID: $26,300

May 14, 2021
11:47 AM
JMB

BID: $26,000

May 14, 2021
11:31 AM

BID: $25,300

May 14, 2021
10:58 AM
JMB

BID: $25,000

May 14, 2021
10:53 AM

BID: $23,500

May 14, 2021
10:51 AM
JMB

BID: $22,000

May 14, 2021
10:21 AM

BID: $20,000

May 14, 2021
10:21 AM

BID: $17,300

May 14, 2021
09:54 AM

BID: $17,000

May 13, 2021
07:53 PM
JMB

BID: $16,300

May 13, 2021
07:50 PM
Que

BID: $16,000

May 13, 2021
12:42 PM
JMB

BID: $15,300

May 13, 2021
08:41 AM
Seller

@Beaniebabe – Is the vehicle in good running condition? ...

Yes! It is quite a treat to drive!

May 13, 2021
07:10 AM

BID: $15,000

May 13, 2021
06:58 AM

BID: $14,600

May 12, 2021
09:41 AM

@fredrogers – Is there a top? ...

Frame, header and top will run about $1,000.00 not including installation.

May 12, 2021
09:30 AM

Is the vehicle in good running condition?

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