Friday, April 5, 2013

MG MGA 1600 Coupe (1959-60)

The MGA replaced the older T-type cars in 1955 and represented a complete styling break from the older vehicles. 
As it was so different from the older MG models it was called the MGA, 
the "first of a new line" to quote the contemporary advertising.
MG MGA 1600 Coupe was powered by a updated 1588 cc engine that produced 78 bhp (58 kW; 79 PS).
A top speed of 96.1 mph (154.7 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 13.3 seconds. 
The styling of the car was undeniably elegant. Its aerodynamic design and two-seat open-body was stylish and sporty. 
The vehicle sat very low to the ground providing an excellent center of gravity. 
This improved the handling and cornering ability.
Amber or white (depending on market) front turn indicators shared with white parking lamps,
 separate stop/tail and turn lamps in the rear, and 1600 badging on the boot and the cowl.
Around 2,800 MGA 1600 and 1600 De Luxe models were made. 

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