1956 MGA Convertible

$14,999 or best offer

This is a very rare, authentic, unmolested and original car with a clear Texas title in my name. You will see lots of 1957 through 1962 MGAs but the 1956 model, which has some unique differences, is quite unusual. The previous owner rebuilt the 1,500cc inline-four engine which shows 140 compression in all cylinders and replaced the rocker panels and doglegs on both sides. There are some dings and dents that will need to be taken care of, most particularly on the passenger side rear wing at the taillight. It has the correct MGA four-speed manual transmission which drives & shifts nicely. Mechanically this car is sound, but it needs some cosmetic TLC. This is a running and driving project, so you can enjoy driving the car while you refurbish it.

The horn (which is quite distinctive), dashboard knobs, brake lights, headlights, dipper switch, dashboard, license plate light, brake lights, and front running lights all work. The blinkers and taillights do not work. Wipers worked at one time during our ownership but no longer do. The heat knobs are frozen. The tach works as it should as do the trip and overall odometer. Total mileage is unknown.

The speedometer worked just fine until the needle fell off; the trip and regular odometer continue to function correctly. The gas gauge has worked intermittently; currently it does not. The oil pressure and water temperature gauge was acquired from British Parts Northwest and works correctly. The passenger side map light functions correctly. The car has working drum brakes on all four wheels. Included with the car is an additional license plate holder, an extra fan belt, and an MG fender apron. Shoulder and lap belts have been installed. The current plywood floors are in very good shape. The gas tank is solid and does not leak. The car is a correct wire wheel car and has the correct wire wheel/hubs/axle. It was not converted from a disc wheel car.

Upgrades we have completed under our ownership include: The VIN number is HDC43/15440 (as displayed onboth the original and replacement identification tag) corresponds to the current identification tag. Research shows this car was built in May or June of 1956. Matching numbers engine number is BP15GB 5560. Research into the history of MG production indicates that this is the correct engine as well.

I have tried to fully document the car; feel free to ask questions. Send me your email address and i will reply; send my your phone number and i will call or text you back.

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