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Like them or not, there are certainly some good reasons for building a clone of some significant or noteworthy car out of another run-of-the-mill collector car (of course, that’s as long as the owner is straightforward about the humble origins of the car). In the case of this 1957 MG MGA for sale on Hemmings.com, it’s to replicate a racing version of the MGA that few people would otherwise have a chance to see and experience first-hand. From the seller’s description:
A 1957 MGA, lovingly converted to an EX 182, one of the three pre-production cars that raced at Le Mans in 1955. The 1,622cc engine is new from the block out (crank was turned, bored .020). Aluminum crossflow head, aluminum valve cover, 240 DCOE Webers, side drafts, MSD spark plug wires, all new hydraulics, headers, Lucas lamps, Prouillard Fog Lamp, chrome wire wheels – excellence at every opportunity. The body is outstanding – no rust, no squeaks, no rattles. Also no bumpers (valance), no horn, no radio, Auster windscreen, hard tonneau, vented aluminum bonnet – this is a classic, stripped-down race car (1,300 lbs) made legal for the street – fast, loud, nimble – and most certainly all MG. One of a kind.
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