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There was minor changes to the MGA over time. Therefore, some visual details helps to tell the difference between a 1955 MGA 1500, a 1959 MGA 1600, a 1600 Mark 2 and a Twin Cam / Deluxe.



MGA 1500




MG A 1500 front grille
The MGA 1500 has both parking lamps and flashers behind the same lens.
MG MGA 1500 BONNET
The side deflectors on this MGA is a useful additional equipment.

MGA 1500 vent grille
vent grille bearing "MGA" is located on each side of the bonnet.
MGA 1500 REAR LAMP
On each rear wing, the MGA 1500 has this simple single lens rear lamp.
MG MGA 1500 Coupe steel wheels
MG A was also sold in an elegant coupe version.

MG A Coupe front
The MGA coupes shared the same chassis numbers range with the roadsters.
MGA 1500 coupe rear
The luggage rack is a mandatory equipment to have a chance to carry a suitcase.
MGA 1500 coupe rear side
Very nice roof line.


MG MGA coupe side
Unlike the MGA roadsther, the coupe is fitted with external door handles.

MGA 1500 side
The MGA is a true roadster : with pack away hood and side screens.

 
MG A 1500 side view
With its hood fitted, the MGA roadster takes the same appearence as the coupe. This will change on the MGB.
MGA 1500 Dashboard
1500 MGAs have their dashboards painted in the body's colour.


MGA 1600 and 1600 Mark2


 

MG MGA 1500 front
On front side the MGA 1600 only differs from the  1500 by its  larger parking lamps with flat lenses.

MGA 1600 MK2 grille
The difference is more obvious on the MGA 1600 Mk2. Now parking lenses are separated from flashers, and the front grille is recessed.
MGA 1600 vent grille and 1600 emblem
A new badge is added next to the bonnet vent grille. It reads  "1600" on 1600 MGAs

MGA 1600 MK2 vent grille and emblem
And it logically changed with the MGA 1600 MkII.


MGA 1600 mk2 rear badge
The same 1600 MkII badge is added on the bootlid.


MG A 1600 and MGA 1600 mk2
A rear view of two MGAs : left is a 1600 MkII and right is a 1600.


MGA 1600 rear light
Closer, you can see the MGA 1600 was added a separate indicator lamp, still on the rear wing.
 MGA 1600 MKII rear lamp
While the1600 Mk2 has a new Austin Mini lens now located horizontally on the rear valance.

MGA 1600 Mk2 wire wheels
The MGA was the first modern style MG (in opposition with the T midget's pre ww2 style).

MGA 1600 Mark 2 boot rack
A tonneau cover is an essential equipment to protect the car's interior from burning sun or light rains.
MGA 1600 MKII
The MGA's body curves make many enthusiasts consider it as the nicest post war MG.

MGA 1600 mark II dashboard
The
1600 Mark 2 MGA's dashboard matches the trim colour.




MGA Twin Cam and Deluxe




MG A twin cam side
Fast and Fragile.




MGA twin cam front quarter
Centre lock steel wheels are unique to the Twin Cam and Deluxe MGAs..


MGA Twin Cam engine
The Twin Cam is the last MG developed engine. Next MG engines are  Austin series  A (Midget), B (MGB), C (MGC) or Rover (MGB GT V8).
MGA twin cam wing badge
The Twin Cam or Deluxe badges replace 1600 and 1600 MkII.






The various MGA wheels




MGA paiinted wire wheel
15 inches, 48 spokes painted wire wheel.

MG A chrome wire wheel
15 inches, 60 spokes chromed wire wheel.

MG MGA steel wheel
15 inches steel wheel.


MGA deluxe and twin cam steel wheel centre locking
15 inches,centre lock steel wheel.
TwinCam et Deluxe only.



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