MGAs have always been one of the most popular early British sports cars; when new they represented huge technological advancements from their pre-war designed predecessors, along with a stylish new ‘envelope’ body. They were inexpensive, fun, sturdy and relatively fast. They were sold in the thousands and even today there are quite a few still running around.
Those remaining tend to fall into two categories: (1) cars that have had expensive professional restorations and are essentially show princesses, and (2) rough, rusty old dogs that have had engine swaps and all manner of shade tree hacking done on them.
Occasionally we find a rare third species, a car that was well restored a few years ago and is now a nicely seasoned, but no longer show-perfect example. This car is one of those; it was restored a decade ago, including a complete overhaul of the original engine plus the addition of a modern 5-speed Tremec transmission. It is in really nice condition overall and will provide a lot of reliable fun for the next owner, and is likely to be a respectable investment as well.