HOW MUCH IS A
MGA was always rather highly evaluated. 1600 cc powered MGAs are
probably the most estimated, 1500
MGAs beeing slightly under-powered according to some enthusiasts.
mark 2 MGA, with its recessed grille is sometimes less appreciated.
of the price range, the MGA Twin Cam
is much higher priced than other MGAs mostly for its exclusivity rather
than its engine. The twin cam engine hold a bad reputation for
unreliability, exactly the opposite of the long lasting Austin B series
engine that take place inside the other versions. Therefore, if you
cannot plan to own another MGA than the twin cam, expect high running
costs. The twin cam engine needs an overhaul every 5000 Km.
good alternative is to buy a MGA De Luxe : built with the
remaining Twin cam chassis, the Deluxe benefits from disc brakes all
round and nice centre locking steel wheels. But a MGA Deluxe is even
more rare than a Twin cam, production figures (believed to be less than
400 made) are not accurate.
MG A were equipped with a MG B engine, which is the same
Austin B series with a 1800 cc capacity. This way, the MGA
in performance but loose its originality. Prior to buy such a
"prepared" MGA, insure your classic insurance company is aware of this
modification and still accept to cover your vehicle with its scheme.
WHERE CAN I FIND A MGA
|You will find
MGAs for sale every month or every week in the specialized press. Many
cars are offered for sale on classic cars classifieds sites on
not rush to buy the first car you see (the ads may be
re-submited on a
regular basis when prices are too high). See and test
drive several vehicles, this will allow you to ensure that you
are made for this model.
To buy from classic car specialists may be
good way to reduce purchase risks.
HOW TO FIND MGA
SPARE PARTS ?
parts availability is the undeniable advantage of British classic cars
: almost everything is available at affordable price.
number of cars still on road today helps
to maintain a dynamic market, where customers demand drive spare parts
production and competition between spare parts retailers keep
rates at reasonnable levels.
of spare parts retailers sell from their web-shops. Spare parts
catalogs and price lists may be downloaded directly from the Internet.
Original parts catalog is also available on CD-Rom from
There are many classic car parts retailers in North America and in
Europe. In most cases the spare part you will look for will be
Major classic car parts companies are Moss Europe, Moss Motors, Anglo
Limora, Motor Dream, etc.
HOW TO GET
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ?
owners. As many
will be happy to share their experience with you, and give an
objective opinion on their cars. Go to autojumbles, classic car events
or contact the MG Car Club (the world's oldest car club) or the MG
can be found on the car's history, you will find on this site selected
and recommended publications.