MGA 1500 Coupe // UK RHD Home Market Car // Full Photographic Restoration (1957)




Interior & Equipment
Perfect... The original seats were re-upholstered in black leather and piped in red, door cards and dash retrimmed in red leather all completed during the 2-year restoration 2017/18. The MGA classic woodrim polished steering wheel & boss are new, the original MG banjo steering wheel is included, all original Jaeger clocks and gauges work perfectly and have crystal clear glass.  All switches work as they should as does the heater.  All internal brightwork is new, the headlining in perfect order, new black carpets & sound deadening insulation fitted throughout.

The Orient Red (Code RD.3) paintwork is stunning and blemish free which is testament to the quality of the bare metal 2-year restoration of 2017/18. The history file contains 100+ HD images of the car before, during and after restoration; the panel fit is excellent as you can see from the pictures.  The bright work is perfect throughout and where possible the original fittings have been restored and retained, most of the glass is the original fitment and crystal clear all round. The underside is solid, chassis sympathetically wax oiled, the new marine ply wooden floors are perfect and have been treated with yacht varnish... Stunning
Standard Equipment

Disc Wheels, Adjustable Steering Column

Additional Equipment

Heater, Woodrim Classic Steering Wheel, USB Charging Point

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes

Complete with 5 original fully restored steel disc 15" wheels and new hubcaps dressed with excellent all matching Firestone F-560 165 HR 15 tyres. The original Lockheed hydraulic 10" drums all round have been fully restored and operate with ease pulling up straight and strong.

Engine & Transmission

The 1489cc pushrod overhead valve engine with twin SU carbs runs perfectly. Starting is effortless she starts first time every time hot or cold, idles beautifully and sounds perfect through the full stainless steel exhaust system. On the road she pulls strong in every gear, the fully overhauled gearbox it light and precise in operation. A recent full service and timing set up has just been completed, she also has electronic ignition... A pleasure and fun to drive.


This is a stunning UK home market 1500 MGA Coupe.  Built 19-20 August 1957 and left the factory 23rd August 1957.

The comprehensive history file has many invoices, receipts, old tax discs and MOT certificates dating back to the early 1980's. There's copy ownership records including one of the original buff log book which interestingly states that this MGA was not in fact registered with the authorities until 17th July 1969 and then to the first owner Mr John Jordan, Manor Garage, Sandy, Bedfordshire on 18th August 1969.  The interesting originally issued registration mark SYT 356 is still present today.

This MGA was once owned by the late Brian Moylan from 24th February 1985 to 31st May 2014 some 29 years who famously worked in BMC's Competition Department during the 1950/60s.  There are ownership records, receipts and Heritage Certificate in his name plus a lovely magazine article dated September 2013 picturing him with the car which documents his time and experiences with the team from this time.

This is an excellent opportunity to own a stunning matching numbers UK supplied MGA Coupe with an interesting ownership. Complete with a fully documented restoration from the ground up during 2017/18 and USB containing 100 plus HD images of the car before, during and after restoration. A mere 600 miles has been covered since restoration. Needless to say this MGA Coupe is in exceptional order and just needs to be seen.

Along with brilliant parts availability, owner's club support and mechanical simplicity offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the new owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.  

More information plus a further 87 High Definition images can be found on our website please follow the link above.

A Fresh 12 month MOT will be issued up on sale and of course the MGA is HPI Clear.

More Details

The MGA a British sports car that was made in Abingdon from May 1955 to July 1962. The original car was a Roadster with a 1500cc engine. In September 1956, a Coupé version was produced with the same engine. In April 1958, the first MGA with a 1600 twin cam engine was produced, and in May 1959 the MGA got a 1600 push rod engine. A total of 101,081 MGA’s were made, with over 90% being exported from the UK. This included cars assembled from kits of parts in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Ireland, Holland, Mexico, and even Cuba. Of the total production, 9922 were the coupé model.

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Based in the heart of Staffordshire in a small village near Cannock Chase we are a family run business that provide a simple but satisfying experience of buying a hand-picked piece of motoring history. Our passion for all Classic Vehicles is second to none. We select only the very best vehicles then present them ready for you to just enjoy.

We are completely hands on with very high standards sourcing the very best and most desirable makes and models. We clean and detail each and every vehicle, as we're a bit OCD and love enjoying them at every opportunity.

All our vehicles come with lengthy MOT's, documented history files and a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection so it's ready for you to just enjoy.

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  • Mileage: 24,001
  • Year: 1957
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.5
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine power (BHP): 72
  • Top speed (MPH): 98
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 6

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