1959 MG A Twin Cam RoadsterSOLD

Twincam with a concours-quality restoration.

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Orient red, black leather with red piping, black top.

#YD3/1416. Engine: 16G/U/210. Documented correct, Twincam with a concours-quality restoration.

The MG company developed the twin-cam engine from their standard engine, thereby increasing the power by nearly 50%. This was essentially an homologation special, as the FIA required 1000 examples to be built in order to qualify a model to race in the production car category. Just 2111 were sold, including coupes and roadsters.

This spectacular-looking Roadster was taken apart and the rolling chassis restored by California Twin Cam authority and restorer Jim Alcorn. Jim's level of expertise is demonstrated by the fact that he completed a marque tour in Europe with his own Twin Cam. #1416 was completed in the mid nineties, with all components rebuilt and refinished off the car, powder-coated and re-installed.

The engine was rebuilt, balanced, blueprinted and strengthened by a Twin Cam specialist, using tweaks and upgrades learned from years of hindsight. These included lower-compression pistons and timing and cooling improvements. Mostly a show car, this was used only a few miles after restoration.

In the fall of '04 we had a $3,000 major service done including valve adjustments and tuning, and the car is now ready to show, drive, rally, or tour.

This MG is a ball to drive, with a torquey midrange and a wonderful growly sound like an Aston or Jag. It is correct, with Dunlop knock-off disc wheels, period Michelin XAS tires, and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate.

It is further documented by automotive writer and Twin Cam historian Jonathan Stein's report, and by service records and ownership history. It has tools and books.

Own the best example of the most exotic production MG.
$48,000. Trades invited.

Reference Number 5206

as of 12/1/2006

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Car 1959 MG A Twin Cam Roadster
VIN YD3/1416 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
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