My wife and I were married in January of 1960. With the choice of our family car being my 1955 Dodge Sedan or her 1958 MGA Roadster there was no choice. We had participated in many road rallies and driving events with the car, so there was no question which vehicle we would keep.
The car and original Iris Blue color I’ve wanted since I was 10 years old.What a chick magnet! I’m rewarded most every drive with thumbs up and turned heads, at least until girls see a 60+ guy driving.
In the late '50s and early ‘60s I was a mechanic on sports cars here in the Kansas City area. I worked on a lot of cars that the local SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) guys were racing at that time.
Built in 1979 at Canley with a TCN prefix chassis number most sources would call this car a pre-production model. This Inca Yellow car with black interior features an automatic transmission and dual 175CD Stromberg carbs.
I bought Li'l Red in September of 2012 from a man who had owned her for 43 years but had not treated her particularly well. At age 74, I did all the restore except the painting. And here she is.
Mr. Owens stopped by our Victoria British city counter here in Lenexa, KS.
As of today, the car has less than 60 miles on it since the major restoration was completed. Generally, we trailer the car to shows, since there are often 3 family members in attendance, and that’s a tough fit in an MGA. We really like the shows and in particular the conversations we have with so many other MG enthusiasts.
My first memories of the family MG was when my Dad bought one in 1961. It was a 1957 MGA he got for $300. The guy he bought it from thought the engine was shot but all it had wrong was a burned value. Dad said he repaired the burned value for next to nothing and drove it for years with no problems at all.
This 1959 MGA has been a part of the family for over 30 years. My Dad restored it when I was a boy. We covered untold miles together, shared adventures, and made lasting memories in the car. Ten years later, it carried me and my girlfriend through a heavy summer downpour to our high school graduation ceremony.
This is my 1960 MGA.
Itâ€™s a 1959 MGA and as far as I can find I am the 4th owner. Also itâ€™s always been an Oklahoma car. It is not a daily driver but almost. I do drive it two or three times a week and boy do we get a lot of looks. The color is Camaro Red and the wheels have been powder coated silver. All the chrome is original.
This is my 1960 MGA 1600 roadster which I purchased in 2000 from a“chap” who has moved back to the UK. He had commissioned the car in a frame up restoration performed by Greg Zabel and the folks at G.P. Abingdon, LTD. of Tarrytown, NY. in 1998.
It's a 1956 MGA Coupe. My dad bought it when I was 16 years old. We made it a father and son project. The car was restored to its factory condition. Today I'm 50 years old and still own it.