MGA 1600 Roadster 1959-61 (wire wheels option)
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MGA 1600 Roadster 1959-61 Specifications
Cylinders: 4 in line
Bore: 75.4mm
Stroke: 88.9mm
Displacement: 1,588 cc
Valves: Pushrod/overhead
Compression ratio: 8.3 to 1
Carburettors: Twin 1.5 H4 SU
Power output: 79.5bhp at 5,600rpm

Maximum speed: 101.4mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 14.2secs
Overall fuel consumption: 24.5mpg

All steel body on boxed sectioned steel chassis

Clutch: 8 in Borg and Beck,
single dry-plate diaphragm
Gearbox: 4-speed, synchromesh on
2nd, 3rd and top gears
Ratios: Top 1.0, 3rd 1.374,
2nd 2.214,
1st 3.64, reverse 4.76
Propeller Shaft: Hardy Spicer
open shaft, needle bearing u/j
at each end
rear axle: three-quarter floating with hypoid drive

5.6J x 15 centre lock wire (optional)

Hydraulic Lockheed
Front: 10.75in disc
Rear: 10 x 1.75in drum

Rack and pinion,
3 turns lock to lock

Front: Independent, coil spring, wishbone Suspension
Rear: Half elliptic, leaf spring

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 10in
Track - front: 3ft 11.5in
Track - rear: 4ft 0.75in
Overall length: 13ft
Overall width: 4ft 10in
Overall height: 4ft 1.4in
Ground clearance: 6in
Turning circle: 28ft
Kerb weight: 2,030 lbs
Fuel tank capacity: 10gals

MGA Production
101,081 made