MG 1957

Great Britain

MGA (R4, 1489 cm³, 72 KM)
ZB Magnette (4 cyl, 1489 cm³, 69 KM)


MG Magnette ZB Saloon replaced the ZA model which was end of prod. in the summer of 1956. Modifications includes a straight chrome strip on the body sides and a parcel shelf below the facia. Manumatic two-pedal control is optional and a new variant was introduced, called the Magnette Varitone, with wrapround rear window and two-colour paint finish, divided by a chrome strip.
MG MGA Hard-top Coupé is an addition to the popular open model which continue with slight modifications to the hood in the form of added quarter lights; a detachable hard-top is optionally available. The output of the 1489-cc engine is increased from 68 to 72 bhp.



MGA Coupé

MG ZB Magnette





EX 181 (R4 cyl, 1498 cc, 290 bhp; wb: 2440 mm)

EX 181

EX 181 na pustyni Utah


MG EX 181 - pojazd rekordowy - rekordy prędkości w sierpniu.


August 23rd records:
1km 395,23 km/h
1 mile 394,38 km/h
5 km 391,11 km/h
5 miles 379,22 km/h
10 km 361,54 km/h
F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries: 
12 Hours Sebring 23.03.1957 (round 2) Results:
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class
49 MGA   Miller / Leavens / Keith Hambro 23rd GT1.6 1st    
50 MGA   Spitler / Kinchloe Hambro 36th GT1.6 4th    
51 MGA   Ash / Ehrman / van Driel Hambro 27th GT1.6 2nd    
Other entries:
  Targa Florio entries: (24.11.1957) Results:
#     gen. Penalties:
178 MGA Alicò 103rd 24.6
246 MGA Tramontana 128th 238.8

MGA, chassis #HDR43/24460, engine: BMC B series L4 OHV 1486 cc (David Ash / Gus Ehrman / John van Driel) by Hambro Automotive at Sebring 12 Hours.