November 2012 – 1959 MGA
Originally a twin cam, see the distinctive Dick Jacobs’s team nose, extensively lightened and tuned, the car has had a career on hills and circuits.
Many wins, now enjoying the British Hillclimb Championship, with a supercharger being fitted for more excitement. It’s now a bit twitchy but still – like any A – utterly delightful to drive.
Owner: Richard McCann
Month/year of manufacture:1959
Engine size/type: 1800cc
Top Speed: 130mph
Gearbox type: 4-speed synchro
Date purchased: About 15 years ago
Pet name of car: “Perleeeeeze!”