David Knowles
The MGA truly marked a revolution in MG sports car design, with its appearance quite unlike any previous production car from the celebrated British marque. Entering production in the summer of 1955, it broke with the time-honoured tradition of narrow-gutted, flat-sides, upright styling, with the distinctive large grille, exposed headlamps, separate wings and sharply cut-off tail that had serviced the majority of MG sports cars for well over thirty years. Many die-hard MG enthusiasts of the time were understandably outraged, but the decision to break with tradition proved to be a good one: over 100,000 cars were produced over the model's seven-year lifetime. This book, from celebrated author David Knowles covers: the circumstances that led to the momentous decision to amek such a fundamental design change; the production, publicity and evolution of each and every MGA variant from launch in 1955 to the end of production in 1962, with specification tables for each model; profiles of the people who had crucial roles in the development of the MGA and finally, the largely untold story of overseas assembly in Australia, Ireland, Mexico and South Africa.
MGA by David Knowles

About the author

David Knowles has been researching and writing about British cars for well over a quarter of a century. In that time, he has been lucky enough to meet and befriend many of the key people who were crucial to the design, development and manufacture of the great MG and Triumph sports cars. David Knowles is by profession a Chartered Civil Engineer. He is currently working on a sister volume to this one: MGB - The Superlative MG.

Press Reviews

The 15 year gap since the last published MGA tome is well-bridged with Mr. Knowles' usual tendency to dig deeper and fill in more detail than we have ever seen on the history of the development, manufacturing and marketing of this revolutionary member of the MG stable.

- MG Driver

There is no question that this latest work by David Knowles is worth reading and adding to your collection of literary MG masterpieces.

- N American Classic MG Magazine Reviewer