Friday, January 27, 2012

Car Of The Week

Spotted this British beauty in the Kroger parking lot.

A 1959 MGA owned by Rez area resident Keith Anderson.

Keith bought the car in 1973 - restored it and spent 14 years racing in vintage road race events all over the south.

Now he enjoys trips to the Kroger and the occasional "cruise in" with other vintage car owners.

A bit of history about the MGA produced by British Motor Corporation.

Introduced in October 1955, the MGA roadster was the fully-modern sports car MG needed.  The new car was fitted with a streamlined body which helped the modest 68bhp, 1589cc pushrod engine to boost it to nearly 100mph.

Prices ranged from$2,195 for the basic MGA 1500 roadster to $3,550 for the MGA Twin Cam with a coupe body.  The MGA also set a record for sports cars: over 80 percent of the more than 100,000 units built were imported to the United States.

From the book British Sports Cars in America 1946-1981 by Jonathan Stein

A video history:

The Rez News
Barnett Reservoir


Anonymous said...

I had one of those when I was in high school (circa 1972). Bought it for $150.00 with a seized up engine. Took it apart myself and got it running. The only car I have ever owned that I wish I still had. (and it did go 100 mph)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone in the area have a Porshe 914 ?