1956 MGA Introduced in 1955 to replace the MG TF, whose separate fenders had been current two decades earlier, the MGA was a significant step forward for MG. Retaining the key ingredients of MG’s successes, namely stylish open two-seat bodywork, robust mechanicals, and lively handling, the MGA was quite successful. The separate frame now had the floors below rather than on top of structural members to lower the cars’s profile, while the B-series engine also permitted a much lower car.
According to two people in Ocala who know, it’s a good solid car which needs transmission work and paint. The shifter hops out of 2nd and 3rd gears and the paint is cracked and coming off in a couple places. The Sports car Mag Pocket Price Guide which came out in early ’16 says median sale is $27,500 and high sale is $50,599 over the course of the preceding year.
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