By the late 1950s MG needed to refresh its 1588 cc overhead valve MG A, as it was no match for its counterparts in racing. To resolve the problem MG created a dual overhead camshaft cylinder head. Produced in miniscule quantities and equipped from the factory 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. The new MG A Twin Cam came with 108hp from the factory, and made plenty more when aggressively blueprinted, tuned and prepared. MG built only 2,111 twin cams, and today they command a significant premium among collectors thanks to their rarity and sizable boost in performance over the standard MG A.
This 1958 MG A Twin Cam Roadster is a stunning properly restored and well sorted example finished in dark red with a red leather interior, black carpets, red dashboard and black top. It also features side curtains, tonneau cover, the proper jack and the correct Dunlop centerlock pin drive disc wheels. A highly detailed nut and bolt restoration was performed on this car, and it looks as clean underneath as it does on top. It is overall in gorgeous showable condition and, just as importantly, is a fully sorted and shaken down running and driving example. MG A Twin Cams gained a reputation early on for mechanical fragility and engine problems, but today those issues have been resolved and when properly set up like this car has been they are as usable as they are fun. This is a top-notch specimen of one of the most collectible postwar MG models, and is ready to provide the exhilarating driving experience for which it was designed.
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