Welcome to our resource for MG Car Information.
MG MGA - Odd front suspension
|Just saw this one on ebay (auction# 300305659206). Very odd looking front suspension, see attached photo.|
|Looks strange indeed. Must have been retrofitted from another BMC car, perhaps a sedan of some sort. Looks very similar to the MGB spindle assembly but with drum brakes.|
|Looks like the seller got some other picture in the mix. Notice that the tire is marked 165R13. In the next picture the proper suspension arm is visible (barely). These mysteries are great fun, but I cannot help thinking that the seller may lack credibility.|
|There is no such VIN number: HDR43/5273. They are all at least 5 figure. 1958 would have been in the range 45111 to 61116, so it seems he has missed a digit off the end.|
|That particular picture is of drum braked Sprite or midget.|
|I asked the seller about it. He says...|
"I mixed up the front suspension picture with the one from my Bugeye I am also selling. You nailed it! That's a Bugeye front end! Thanks for your eagle eye!"
This thread was discussed on 06/04/2009
MG MGA index
This thread is from the archive. The Live MG MGA BBS is active now.