The MGA was the first British sports car to sell more than 100,000 units - and more than 80 per cent of the production went to North America. The streamlined MGA - the first production MG capable of topping 100mph - was a big departure from the upright midgets which the factory had produced since the 1930s and was a huge international success. In this text the author has gone back to factory records and to the people who worked on the car in the 1950s, to find out how it was conceived, manufactured and marketed. It describes MGA's engineering, body styling and every aspect of the car's development and production - including MG's strategy to beat its competitors. In seven years of production, there were major successes and disappointments. The MGA was the car that was "right first time" and though the Twin Cam variant was troublesome for the factory, it is now the most sought after model. This text tells how the sleepy Thames-side village of Abingdon became a mass-production centre for MGA, how the MGA became one of America's best-loved sports cars and how the MGA has become one of today's classic cars.
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John Price Williams is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians in the US and the Guild of Motoring Writers in the UK. He writes extensively on classic cars in newspapers and magazines. His last book, Making MGs (Veloce 1995) tells the story of the Abingdon factory in the postwar years. John lives in Eastbourne on the south coast of England.Review:
A BEAUTIFUL car with a great history, the MGA is covered well in this book, from its original conception to eventual axing in 1962. It earns some extra points for including a section on buying and restoring your own model, too - valuable info for anyone who might consider one of theses classic sports cars Auto Express Engaging ... really brings the potential of the Abingdon firm to life ... A fantastic title, and one that inspires a new respect for this MG. Classic Car Weekly it is by far, hands-down; the best MGA book around ... a must have on your shelf Norm Mort - Freelance
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Book Description Veloce Publishing, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111874105669
Book Description Veloce Publishing, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1874105669