TRIUMPH TR3A 1959
With a suprising amount of punch for what remains a compact 50's roadster, the TR3A combined power and elegance to create a ride that is beautiful to look at, and exhillerating to drive.
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ENGINE: 2.2L Petrol
FUEL: Unleaded 98
TRANSMISSION: 4 Speed Manual
ACCELERATION: 0-60mph: 10s
TOP SPEED: 112mph/180kph
FUEL ECONOMY: 25mpg
SEATS: 2 with lap belts
LAYOUT: Front Engine Rear Drive - LHD
KEY FEATURES: Elegant dropped doors and a beautifully smooth engine make this car as beautiful to drive as it is to look at.
The MGA replaced the MG TF 1500 Midget and represented a complete styling break from MG's earlier sports cars. Announced on 26 September 1955 the car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A total of 101,081 units were sold through the end of production in July 1962, the vast majority of which were exported.
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. There was also a new engine available, and the car was fitted with the BMC corporate B-Series type allowing a lower bonnet line. The MGA convertible has no exterior door handles.
It was a body-on-frame design and used the straight-4 "B series" engine driving the rear wheels through a 4-speed gearbox. Suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones at the front and a rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Steering was by rack and pinion. The car was available with either wire-spoke or steel-disc road wheels.
Our MGA features a slightly up-rated engine along with servo-disc brakes to improve safety. Otherwise this is an all original thoroughbred classic. One of the most recognisable classics around, and a perfect car for touring Provence under its blue skies.
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