MG A MKII 1600
The MG A was introduced by MG in 1955 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as the successor to the MG TF 1500 Midget. Its lines and shapes were totally unrelated to MG’s previously produced sports cars. Yet the apple did not fall far from the tree; the MG A MKII 1600 drove like a true English sports car. With the modified frame (body under the frame instead of on top) this Briton steered like a scone on steroids. When in 1962 the last A rolled off the assembly line in England, the production number had risen to 101,081 units. Of these over one hundred thousand units, only 5,869 were built for their homeland. This is the lowest percentage of ‘home-grown’ cars of any British-produced car.
This MG A is a Mark II 1600, which means that the engine power boasts 81 HP. This power gain was due to larger valves and redesigned combustion chambers. Aside from the increase in horses in the stable, the differential on the rear axle was also replaced with a version with larger gears. This provided the MG with slightly longer gears, making it more comfortable to drive at higher speeds. Beyond the technical changes, the Mark II also shared its taillights with another British icon, the Morris Mini. Ultimately, only 8,198 units of the Mark II convertible were built.
Our car specifically is a beautiful specimen. She was brought to the Netherlands in the mid-1990s and recently fully restored. The documentation of the restoration is present, and she is now ready to provide lots of smiles a litre!I'm interested in this object