1958 MG MGA

The 1958 MGA Series 1500 was available as either a roadster or a coupe and sold for $2,275 - $2,600. The soft-top roadster could be purchased with a removable hardtop and the coupe version had roll-up glass windows and small vent wings. Power came from an overhead-valve four-cylinder engine that displaced 1489cc and offered 72 horsepower. They came with a four-speed manual gearbox with a hydraulically-operated clutch. There was a rack-and-pinion steering system and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

There were approximately 16,250 MG vehicles sold in the United States in 1958, an increase of 2,754 vehicles over the prior year.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011

Related Reading : MG MGA History

The MGA began production in 1955. The styling and mechanics were different from previous MG models. The public had been given hints of its new design during the 1951 Le-Mans 24 Hour endurance race. The car was driven by George Phillips and was actually a TD Midget with body modifications. The XPAG engine that had power many previous MGs was replaced by a new power-plant. This 1489 cc four-cylinder,....
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1958 Vehicle Profiles

1958 MG MGA vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: HDK43/45081

In the post-War period, MG built a reputation with amateur racing with the MG TC and TD. In 1955, a team of MGs competed in the 24 Hours of LeMans; the following year, three cars competing in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. ....[continue reading]

1958 MG MGA vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: YD3-504
Engine Num: 16G-U-119

Only 2111 MGA Twin Cam cars were manufactured. This vehicle is the first left-hand car built and the first sent to the United States. The long awaited MGA Twin car was rolled-out in early 1958. The first cars were delivered to established race teams ....[continue reading]

1958 MG MGA vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: YD/3/515
Engine Num: 16G/U/545

The MGA was conceived as a replacement for the tradition 'T'-Seires MGs, and combined a rigid chassis with the 1,489cc B-Series engine that had first appeared in the ZA Magnette. They were given a curvaceous aerodynamic body and were capable of achie....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: HDK43/45081 
Roadster
Chassis #: YD3-504 
Roadster
Chassis #: YD/3/515 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1958 MGA
$2,620-$18,600
1958 MG MGA Price Range: $2,270 - $2,620

Model Year Production

#1#2#3MG
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)21,270
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)17,693
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)16,250
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)13,496
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)

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