THE CCW VIEW
The TA offers the best of both worlds if you’re into flyweight British roadsters that deliver their thrills at real-world speeds. It feels a lot more usable than the P-type Midgets that went before (particularly where braking and changing gear is concerned), but it still packs in plenty of the raw, analogue thrills that were increasingly dialled out of MG’s post-war models. We still think that the later TD model is the sweet spot of the T-type range when it comes to blending B-road fun with real-world accessibility, but we reckon you’ll struggle to emerge from a stint in a TA without a dirty great smile on your face. It’s uncompromising, certainly, but enormously entertaining, too.