This lovely MG A Twincam is a rare Home Market, matching numbers example retaining its original registration number. Manufactured on 22nd April 1959, XHL 866 underwent an extensive restoration during 2015 and 2016.
The car was stripped, sandblasted and refinished in its original colour combination of Orient Red over black trim. The interior has been fully re-trimmed with red piping, and also features the original factory fitted steering wheel.
Mechanically, the restoration included an engine refresh with particular attention being paid to the cylinder head, which included new valve guides and re-cut valve seats along with the fitment of unleaded valve seats. Built to the original specification except of the addition of a Hi-Torque starter motor.
The suspension and Dunlop braking system, with its unique brake master cylinder and all-around disc brakes, have been rebuilt and re-bushed.
The history file includes a lovely photo of the car in period competing in what looks like a hill climb road event along with invoices and the all important British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate confirming it as a matching numbers MGA Twin Cam and one of only 210 UK home-market, righthand drive cars built.
MG A’s are fast becoming truly desirable collector cars, with the Twincam models reigning king. This charming home market, sympathetically restored example ticks all the boxes.