|The MGA With An Attitude
WORKS COMPETITION CARS - VT-104
EX-172 1952 Note: This is not an MGA, but is a rebodied MG TD built by Syd Enever to run at La Mans in 1952. The success of this car ultimately led MG to future actions leading to the MGA. See EX-175 prototype.
MG EX175 (See Prototypes page)
MG EX179 1954 rebodied in streamline form from a 1952 EX175 prototype. Speed record 153 mph - Also averaged 120.74 m.p.h. for twelve hours. This car combined a prototype MGA chassis with an unsupercharged modified 1500cc TF engine, driven by George Eyston. Click for more information.
EX-179 1956 (Completed after EX182) Engine Straight 4 Front mounted 1.6 liter / 97.6 cu in, 2 valves / cylinder DOHC, Carburetors, Rear wheel drive, Top Speed 274 km/h / 170 mph. At one time held almost 100 International and World speed records. Later refit with a 948cc Austin engine for its last trip to Bonneville in 1957 setting new records in its class. Click for more information.
MBL867 (HDE13-10105) - "MaBel" 1955 Nancy Mitchell/Pat Faichney works rally car.
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MJB167 - 1956 Works Mille Miglia MGA. - Click for more information.
MRX42 (HDK13-15995) - 1955 Jack Sears/Ken Best works rally car.
EX-181 (Completed after EX182) 1957 driven to land speed records at Bonneville. Mid engine, 1600cc dual overhead cams and supercharged BIG time.
23 Aug'57 - 1489cc producing c290 bhp @ 7000 rpm - 245.64mph - 395.31 km/hr
3 Oct'59 - 1506cc producing over 300 bhp @ 7300 rpm - 254.91 mph - 410.23 km/hr
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EX-182 1955 Four cars originally built for Le Mans (redesign from EX-175). The EX182 project ultimately spanned several years. EX182/38 was recently recovered from long term storage of 25+ years. One original Le Mans car was "refurbished" in 1958 to Twin Cam spec's. The SRX210 car in 1959 is now believed to be a later result of the EX182 project. Click for pictures and more information.
Also see Restoration of EX182/38.
EX-183 - Tubular Chassis MGA - Exploring the concept of a lighter tube-frame chassis for the MGA. - Click for more information.
EX-186 1958 reincarnation of LBL304 EX-182 car using an early 1489cc Twin Cam engine, never saw competition. Click for more information.
PRX 14 1958 Developement Coupe with a long competition history. Click for more information.
RMO 101 1959 Twin Cam Coupe from 1959 Monte Carlo Rally. Click for more information (Twin Cam section).
SBL 707 - FSX 152 (YD1.1626) Twin Cam Coupe, 1959 Europe rally, So.Africa race 1762cc Twin Cam more information (Twin Cam section)
SRX 210 Modified Fastback, Twin Cam, Le Mans 1959-61.
MGA Twin Cam SRX 210 competed in the 24 hour Le Mans race three times between 1959 and 1961. In 1960 it finish first in class and 12th overall. Now believed to be a reincarnation of LBL303 EX192 car, probably using a 1955 Le Mans body shell. Click for more information (Twin Cam section).
UPO 929 1955 Fitswilliams race car with long racing history, still unrestored original car. Click for more information.
Sebring 1956 Three 1500's - Sebring's 6th year. Cars prepared by local B.M.C.agents for the United States, Hambro Corp. Click for more information.
Sebring 1957 Three 1500's - Sebring's 7th year. Cars prepared by local B.M.C.agents for the United States, Hambro Corp. Click for more information.
Sebring 1958 - No works MGA entered.
Sebring 1959 -Four late 1958 or early 1959 Twin Cams. These were originaly roadsters which were converted to coupes by the competitions department. Click for more information
Sebring 1960 - Five Twin Cams - late 1959 production, supplied by the factory, four cars entered by Hambro, three cars to race plus 1 for practice. The 5th car was sent to Canada. Roadsters with alloy hardtops for lightness. Click for more information.
Sebring 1961 - Two 1600's - MK I Coupe Deluxe cars entered. Click for more information.
Sebring 1961 Race Engine information
Sebring 1962 - Three 1600's - MK I Coupe Deluxe cars entered. Click for more information.
Video from Sebring MGA Reunion 2007 (on YouTube 20-MB) - The car that won the 1957 and 1958 Collier Cup was the camera car for this video taken at Sebring 2007.
YRX986 (GHD2-104428) 1961 Deluxe Coupe - Monte Carlo Rally more information (Twin Cam section)
151ABL (GHD2-104429) 1961 Deluxe Coupe - Monte Carlo Rally more information (Twin Cam section)