The 1:76 scale MGA roadster appears as a convertible in an unusual grey colour scheme with contrasting red seats. The external bodywork features a bright chrome trim to window frames, bumpers, front grille, front lights and petrol cap. Note too the MG badge in the centre of the boot lid, Our MGA is registered 553 YUP. One feature to note on our 2-door roadster model is the lack of exterior door handles, just like the real thing. It was BMC’s 2-door coupé version that had door handles – an interesting fact for the many of you with an eye for detail and level of authenticity.
The car, launched in 1955, nearly didn’t make it as BMC’s Chairman Leonard Lord had just signed a deal with one of the other great sports car names of the era – Donald Healey – on a joint deal to manufacture the Austin Healey. Fortunately, for MGA fans, declining sales in its predecessors made him change his mind and the car – promoted as the first of a new line – emerged from the MG BMC works at Abingdon with a Sports Car classification.
Its streamlined body and associated modifications were the refined results of a previous creation from MG’s designer Syd Enerver. With an updated 1.5 litre, 68 hp engine and a top speed of just over 97 miles per hour, the car also had a 0-60 mph ratio of 16 seconds. Fuel consumption was just under 27 mpg. The test car cost £844 including taxes. Between 1955 and its final production in 1962, various modifications were made to increase performance of the MGA which then led to it entering the competition world, including racing at Le Mans. It was also a very popular motor in the USA both on the road and on the race circuit right into the new millennium. In fact, more MGA models were exported than were purchased on the UK market, where of the 101 thousand produced, just under 6000 were sold at home. Following the end of MGA production, the marque was succeeded by the MGB, which is also part of the Oxford series.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850