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1957 MG MGA

Chassis number : HDR43/29793

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Sold for $39,600 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
The post-war sports car movement in the United States is credited by the inspirational MG cars when GIs brought their TC Midgets back from England. The TC's pre-war designs soon gave way to the less primitive TD and TF series. They had folding windscreens, slab fuel tanks, and exposed spare tires, which soon began to show their age when compared to the more modern designs offered by their peers. By the early 1950s, Lord Nuffield's Morris Garages was already working on a fresh and more modern design. The two-seater was given an envelope monocoque shell, integral fenders, enclosed radiator, and curved bonnet and boot lid that was drawn up by Syd Enever and Harry Herring. The new car was named the MG 'A' and entered production in 156. Under the bonnet was a 1.5 litre version of the company's XPAG inline four.

The aerodynamic body gave the MGA a 10 mph advantage over its TF sibling. With its 2,000 pound weight, it proved quite competitive with its four-cylinder British rivals Triumph and Austin-Healey. Sales were strong, with more than 13,000 produced in 1957 alone.

This MGA MK 1 Roadster is finished in Olde English White with a black leatherette interior and black vinyl folding top. The current owner has cared for the car for the past decade. The prior owner treated the car to a restoration in the early 2000s. It has been converted to 12-volt electrics but has never had a radio installed. The car has a walnut dashboard, zip-up vinyl tonnea cover, and a pair of side curtains. Aftermarket wind deflectors are attached to the windshield frame verticals with stainless hardware, and period-correct rearview mirrors are mounted forward on the front fenders. There is a set of chromed wire-basket headlamp protectors and a partial tool kit.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale, Arizona sale. It was estimated to sell for $35,000 - $45,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $39,600 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013

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2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $35,000-USD $45,000 
Sale Price :
USD $39,600

1957 MG MGA Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the MG MGA

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 MG A Roadster
Sold for USD$31,900
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1957 MGA 1500 ROADSTER
Chassis#: HDK4335370
Sold for USD$14,850
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 MG A Roadster
Sold for USD$39,600
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1957 MG A Roadster
Sold for USD$30,000
  2019 GAA : November 2019
 
1957 MG A 1500 Coupe
Chassis#: HMD1338492
Sold for USD$12,375
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1957 MGA ROADSTER
Chassis#: HDK4335370
Sold for USD$17,600
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 MG MGA 1500 Roadster
Sold for USD$31,350
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
1957 MG MGA image  1957 MG MGA image  
1957 MG A MkII
Chassis#: HDL4329380
Sold for USD$24,200
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1957 MGA 1500 Roadster
Sold for USD$40,493
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1957 MG MGA 1500 Roadster
Chassis#: HDA43/28764
Sold for USD$30,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1957 MG MGA image  1957 MG MGA image  
1957 MG A Roadster
Chassis#: HDK433594
Sold for USD$30,709
  2018 Historics @ Brooklands - Motor Museum
 
1957 MG MGA
Chassis#: HDT13 35187
Sold for USD$36,732
  2018 Barons : British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars at Sandown Park Race Course
 
1957 MG A Roadster
Sold for USD$32,450
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 MG A 1500 Roadster
Chassis#: HDR27/44557
Sold for USD$17,316
  2017 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1957 MGA
Sold for USD$7,140
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1957 MG A
Sold for USD$32,765
  2016 Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection
 
1957 MG MGA Roadster
Sold for USD$40,700
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1957 MG A
Sold for USD$25,000
  2016 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1957 MGA 1500 ROADSTER
Chassis#: HDL4332241
Sold for USD$24,200
  2015 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 MGA Roadster
Chassis#: HDR43/34157
Sold for USD$24,750
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 

MG MGAs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1957 MG MGA's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 MG MGA Coupe302542022 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale $60,000$70,000
1957 MG A 2021 Mecum : Houston 2021$16,000  
1957 MG MGA Coupe 2020 GAA : July 2020$23,000  
1957 MGA 1500 COUPEHMK 13/364172020 Silverstone Auctions : The May Live Online Auction   
1957 MG A 1500 Roadster 2019 Bonhams : MPH September Auction $20,000$30,000
1957 MGA ROADSTER 2019 Coys Interclassics Maastricht $19,000$23,000
1957 MG MGA Roadster 2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale   
1957 MG A Roadster 2016 Mecum : Dallas$40,000  
1957 MG A Twincam Roadster PrototypeNDL/13/5002015 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney   
1957 MG A RoadsterHDR43298362015 Historics at Brookland $16,000$20,000
1957 MG A Convertible 2014 Mecum : Seattle   
1957 MG A 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$27,000  
1957 MG A Convertible 2013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$19,000  
1957 MG MGAHDL43196232013 Russo & Steele Newport Beach$19,000  
1957 MGA RoadsterHD1/13/226092012 Silverstone : NEC Classic Motor Show Sale   
1957 MG MGA 2012 Auctions America Fall Carlisle$25,000  
1957 MG A Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$44,000  
1957 MG A Roadster 2011 Leake Auction Dallas, Texas$15,500  
1957 MGA ROADSTER 2011 Auctions America Fall Carlisle$29,000  
1957 MG A Roadster 2005 Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction$8,000  
1957 MG A Roadster 2005 Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction$8,000  
1957 MG A Convertible 2003 Houston Classic$9,500  
1957 MG A Roadster 2003 Michigan Spring Classic Car Auction$6,750  
1957 MG A ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$7,300  

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1957 MG MGA Profiles

1957 MG MGA vehicle information
Roadster
Chassis #: HDA43/28764
Engine #: BP15GB18854
1957 MG MGA vehicle information
Roadster
Chassis #: 4460
Engine #: 4579
1957 MG MGA vehicle information
Roadster
Chassis #: HDR43/29793
Engine #: P156B 19973