Lot Number
366

1957 MG MGA 1500 Roadster

Sold For $30,800

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 2018


Chassis No.
Engine No.
HDA43/28764
BP15GB-18854
  • 1,489-cc inline four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors
  • Four-speed manual transmission
  • Frame-off restoration completed in 2003
  • Accompanied by British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) Certificate
  • Includes driver’s and workshop manuals

This 1957 MGA 1500 Roadster was completed on 4 April 1957 and destined for North America. A factory left-hand-drive example, it was shipped out the following day to the USA. According to its BMIHT Certificate, which accompanies the car, this 1500 roadster left the factory painted black and trimmed with a red interior and black convertible top. The MGA was fitted with wire wheels and an adjustable steering column, both of which the car retains today. The car is powered by a 1,489-cc inline four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors, which is mated to a four-speed manual transmission.

The car was acquired in November of 2002 by marque experts Tom and Randee Rocke of Healey Lane. Under their ownership the car benefitted from a frame-off restoration, which was completed in 2003. The car was later purchased by a notable collector in Southern California and later a Georgia-based owner, both impressed by the car’s stunning presentation. The most recent caretaker acquired the car in 2011. The interior is completed in black with red piping and features Jaeger instrumentation, a heater, and MG branded rubber floor mats. Side windows and a black tonneau cover also accompany the car. The MGA rides on Metric Steel Belted radial tires mounted on chrome knock-off wire wheels. Bringing the car to a safe stop are four-wheel-drum brakes. The car is accompanied by the driver’s manual and workshop manuals.

One of the more desirable British offerings of the 1950s, this MGA 1500 roadster is an iconic sports car and an excellent candidate for local shows or touring the countryside in charming style.



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