PRICE RANGE £3000-35,000
A complete contrast to the TF model it replaced, the A was unashamedly targeting the valuable American export market but found plenty of buyers in its homeland. Originally powered by a 1.5-litre engine (to 1959) and then by two 1.6-litre variants, the highly-prized 113mph Twin Cam model was unveiled in 1958. The A’s swoopy lines have sometimes been compared to an early Chevrolet
Corvette, and coupé and roadster body types broaden the car’s appeal. They might have been cheap in the 1970s, but today they’re a much-desired sports car offering lively performance, reliability and that all-important spares support. A winner all round, in other words.
1961 MGA 1600 coupé. £16,240. H&H
ONE THAT SOLD