Classic Car Catalogue

MG 1955

TF 1250 cc 57 bhp   – discontinued
TF 1500 1466 cc 63 bhp   – discontinued
Magnette ZA 1489 cc 61 bhp    
MGA 1489 cc 72 bhp   – new model
EX-182       – prototype 

Great Britain

MG Magnette Series ZA Saloon is continued with a modified facia. This smart four-seater features a twin-carburettor 1½-litre OHV engine, a full-width body with a curved radiator cowl of familiar MG form and a well-appointed interior which includes pile carpets, leather upholstery and wooden facia.
MG Model MGA Sports is a direct development of the prototype known as the EX182 which did so well in the 1955 Le Mans 24-hour race. This new two-seater is a complete breakaway from the traditional MG sports cars and features a full-width body with sloping bonnet and grille, air outlet grilles on top of the scuttle and separately-styled rear wings. The 1489-cc four-cylinder engine has an 8.3:1 compression ratio and an output of 68 bhp at 5500 rpm.



F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:
12h Sebring 13.03.1955 (round 2) Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
76 TF   Ash / Black D.Ash 38th S1.5 8th    
77 TF   Ryan / Kinne J.E.Ryan 39th S1.5 9th    
  24h Le Mans 11.06.1955 (round 4) Results: perf.
#       Entrant: gen. class
41 EX 182   Miles / Lockett MG 12th 1.1-1.5 5th 13th  
42 EX 182   Jacobs / Flynn MG acc.   - -  
64 EX 182   Lund / Waeffler MG 17th 1.1-1.5 6th 15th  
Tourist Trophy 18.09.1955 (round 5) Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
34 EX 182 #38 Flockhart / Lockett MG fail. S1.5 -    
35 EX 182 #40 Fairman / Wilson MG 20th S1.5 4th    
36 EX 182 #41 Lund / Stoop MG fail. S1.5 -    

MG przygotowany do startu w Le Mans.


Le Mans.