The MGA was somewhat of a revelation for the Abingdon factory. The A appellation was applied because with the MG ZA and ZB Magnettes, the MG management felt that the end of the alphabet had been reached! The new model was supposed to present a fresh start for MG, so it was launched as the MGA, and with more than 13,000 produced in the first year, the MGA with a new (B – series) engine configuration, was indeed off to a flying start. The so called MK1 or 1500 version was built between 1955 and 1959 with this particular example chassis: HDR43 / 66027 built shortly before the final car in May 1959. As with so many other examples, this one too landed in California and would enjoy the western coast sun until March 2013, when it is imported to Germany by Herr Gerd Holzportz. Set with a personal goal to restore the car to the best possible standard for his own personal use, it became a labour of love and would take him 6 years to complete. The neat A4 file lists literally every Euro spent with appropriate invoices matching the chronological list of work. It’s all backed up with detailed photographs of the work carried out. Incredibly, upon completion, he was so caught up in the restoration-bug process, he would sell the car almost immediately to start restoring a Jaguar E-Type! The car comes with a number of spares both mechanically and interior along with a fresh Valuation Report from April 2021 with a Condition 1 result. It’s a wonderful example that is ready to be enjoyed.