Car Catcher: This 1959 MGA Has MGB Power

This 1959 MG MGA comes with an uprated 1.8-liter engine out of an MGB. Not only did they swap the five-main bearing engine over, but also the four-speed overdrive transmission and later MGB disc brakes. With a healthy horsepower bump, this MGA seems like it could be a candidate for classic car rallies. Find it on offer without reserve at Mecum's Chicago sale October 24-26. 

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wspohn
wspohn Dork
10/14/19 4:52 p.m.

Decent car except for that horrid downdraft Weber, inferior to the original sidedraft SUs.

dougie
dougie Reader
10/14/19 9:21 p.m.
wspohn said:

Decent car except for that horrid downdraft Weber, inferior to the original sidedraft SUs.

Ditto......that's horrid looking. Ugh!

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
10/15/19 9:33 a.m.

Wonder why the owner went with it, then. 

wspohn
wspohn Dork
10/15/19 6:26 p.m.
Jordan Rimpela said:

Wonder why the owner went with it, then. 

Because the name 'Weber' carries a certain panache and race heritage even though that particular one is a poor substitute for the SUs.  Ignorance drives  poor buying sense when the time comes to rebuild the SUs.  He probably just didn't know any better.

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