By the late 50's MG had an image problem. Its 1600cc pushrod overhead valve engines' 80hp were no match for their counterparts in racing competition. To resolve the problem MG created a dual overhead camshaft head. Produced in minuscule quantities and equipped from the factory to go racing with a stiffer chassis frame and springs, four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes and stronger axle shafts and u-joints to cope with the extra power, they were an immediate sensation, with 108hp from the factory, and plenty more when aggressively blueprinted, tuned and prepared. MG built only 2,111 twin cams, only 323 of which were coupes. This 1960 MG A Twin Cam coupe is the first 1960 Twin Cam built with left-hand drive for the U.S. market, one of only 85 MG A Twin Cam coupes for North America. Finished in beautiful Mineral Blue, it is equipped with the deluxe interior in grey leather piped in blue and set off by grey carpets. Like all the Twin Cams it has Dunlop center lock pin drive steel disc wheels. Literally everything was addressed to the highest standards during its nut-and-bolt restoration which was completed only a few months ago. The frame and suspension are powder coated, a process documented in a comprehensive photo book depicting the restoration process. The dash, gauges, knobs, rubber body seals, steering wheel, and every other detail has been addressed to standards at least equal to, and often far better than, those of the MG factory. It is a work of art that comes with the MG Twin Cam workshop manual (an essential accessory for every Twin Cam owner) and even a set of factory paint chips. It is a rare, high performance, highly desirable, beautifully and meticulously restored example of one of the pinnacles of MG history.
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