This 1956 MGA Roadster was originally exported to America, where it was recently imported back over from the state of Kentucky. The vehicle then underwent a nut and bolt restoration for a customer.
The car was stripped to a bare shell and removed from the chassis. The body was taken right back to bare metal, which shows the excellent condition of the metalwork. The shell and panels have been coated in Jenolite (acid rust eater) before coats of etch primer and primer. It was then fully resprayed in Old English White. The chassis was blasted, primed and painted in 2 pack gloss black.
The body had the painted panels fitted with new fitting kits, before being reunited with the chassis, again with a new fitting kit. The chassis was then rebuilt with all new braking, steering and suspension components, including polybush suspension upgrade, front brake caliper/disc/pad conversion upgrade and also a rear Spax shock absorber upgrade. We then fitted a new fuel tank, fuel pump, as well as copper fuel pipes. New Tripod headlamps were also installed.
In the engine bay, the fully rebuilt engine has been fitted with all new water and fuel systems (electric cooling fan, aluminium radiator, new carburetors, all hoses/pipes etc). Once all parts were fitted, we bled the brake and clutch systems and got the car driving on the ramp.
After substantial test driving, the car is now ready to be delivered to the customer.
If you are interested in having a similar vehicle restored to either factory or your own specifications, please contact us.