The definitive history of the MGA, the first British sportscar to sell more than 100,000 units and be capable of topping 100mph. Includes Le Mans prototypes, the coupe, Twin Cam, 1600 and 1600 MkII models; competition history; 'secret MGAs'; the USA success story; restoration notes, annd much more.
This new book is the definitive study, for the author has gone back to factory records and to the people who worked on the car in the 'fifties, to find out how it was conceived, manufactured and marketed. Here is the real story of the MGA's engineering, body styling and every aspect of the car's development and production - including MG's strategy to beat its competitors.In seven years of production, there were major successes and sad disappointments. The MGA was the car that was "right first time" and though the Twin Cam variant was a nightmare for the factory, it is now the most sought after model.This book tells how the sleepy Thames-side village of Abingdon became a mass-production centre for the MGA, how the MGA became one of America's best-loved sports cars and how the MGA has become one of today's classic cars, cherished by enthusiastic owners all over the world.
About the author
John Price Williams is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians in the US and the Guild of Motoring Writers in the UK. He writes extensively on classic cars in newspapers and magazines. His last book, Making MGs (Veloce 1995) tells the story of the Abingdon factory in the postwar years.John lives in Eastbourne on the south coast of England.