The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 141 Registration: 862 UYV Chassis No.: HDR3317380 Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000 Specialist: Steven Keen Telephone No: 07500 040422 Lot 640 1956 MG A Roadster - 1000 Miglia - FIVA Officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955, the MG A’s looks must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the perpendicular pre-war look of the company’s sports cars. It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful streamlined bodywork was as curvaceous and attractive as anything from Italy or France. The modern look required a modern engine and, with the old XPAG unit getting a touch wheezy, the shiny new ‘B-Series’, recently debuted in the new Magnette saloon, seemed to fit the bill. The appeal of the MG A was quite staggering, in the first full year of production in 1956, more than 13,000 cars were built, which far exceeded the entire production achieved over a four year period with the TF. Offered here at the Silverstone Festival, one of Europe’s most prestigious historic motorsport events, is this smartly presented, European-spec, MG A 1500 Roadster. It has been specially prepared with the intention of participating in historic regularity rallies with a strong focus on reliability and driveability. Over the past few years the MG A has successfully completed Gran Premio Nuvlari 2017 & 2019, Summer Marathon 2018, Winter Marathon 2018 & 2019, Coppa Franco Mazzotti 2021 and most recently the Mille Miglia 2021. It’s an original European-spec, left-hand drive export car manufactured in 1956 and delivered new to Italy prior to being registered there in January 1957 and is classically finished in Old English White with a red leather interior, black hood and sits on a set of premium Turrino wire wheels. The cabin is fully equipped for the task with a state of the art Brantz set up including a WPT001 electronic precision stopwatch and a Brantz International 2S Pro Rally Meter with a remote. It sports a Vic Derrington steering wheel, correctly-mounted seat belts and has recently been treated to a new set of alloy side-screens The MG is currently UK-registered and is accompanied by a history file containing its current FIVA Passport ready for transfer, the V5C, its MM Registro and various invoices for maintenance and parts over the years. Most recently the car has been maintained and supported by the highly regarded Noci Motoclassic in Italy. With many brilliantly organised events here in the UK and over in Europe, this MG A is absolutely on-the-button and ready to participate. HERO have some challenging and enjoyable events for which this car is perfectly suited or perhaps just enjoy open top motoring in this lovely British classic. A recent participant in the Mille Miglia, a capable, well equipped European-spec MGA Roadster ideal for events and touring rallies. More Details Lot 640 Bid On Lot 640