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1955 MG MGA

Chassis no. 10708
Engine no. 18SGUH530
Coachbuilder MG
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1955
Manufacturing
From 5th December 1955
to 1959
Owner: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Famous owner: United Kingdom racing driver
5th December 1955
1st and current interior
Seats: Black
5th December 1955
1st engine no. 15gb655
5th December 1955
1st and current body
Coachbuilder: MG
Type: Roadster / Spider
Colour: Green
5th December 1955
1st and current chassis no. 10708
1st January 1956
Plate: UPO 929
Country: GB
January 1956
Restoration: Within days of Fitzwilliam receiving the car UPO929 was back at Abingdon having a number of modifications made, notably the front valance/undertray and close-ratio gearbox.
25th March 1956
Event: The National Setterton Race
Locality: Snetterton (GB)
Race number: #34
Class: Sport 1500 cc
Driver: R. Carnegie (GB)
Results / Prizes: 2nd CL
Time: 11'44''
2nd April 1956
Event: The Autosport Championship - Goodwood
Locality: West Sussex (GB)
Race number: #116
Class: C - Over 1200 cc and up to 1500 cc
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Results / Prizes: 3rd CL
From 26th May 1956
to 27th May 1956
Event: Internationales ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen auf dem Nürburgring
Circuit: Nürburgring
Locality: Nurburgring (DE)
Race number: #46
Class: C - Over 1200 cc and up to 1500 cc
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Co-Driver: R. Carnegie (GB)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 30th June 1956
to 1st July 1956
Event: 12 Heures internationales de Reims
Locality: Reims (FR)
Race number: #27
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Co-Driver: R. Carnegie (GB)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 28th July 1956
to 29th July 1956
Event: Les 24 Heures du Mans
Locality: Le Mans (FR)
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Results / Prizes: DNA
5th August 1956
Event: Grosser Preis von Deutschland
Locality: Nurburgring (DE)
Race number: #63
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Results / Prizes: 22nd OA / 8th CL
22nd September 1956
Event: _3-hr Autosport Trophy Oulton Park_
Locality: Oulton (GB)
Race number: #21
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Co-Driver: R. Carnegie (GB)
Results / Prizes: 1st OA / 1st CL
Time: 2.58'31''4
29th September 1956
Event: National Silverstone
Locality: Silverstone (GB)
Race number: #57
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Results / Prizes: 6th CL
From 11th May 1957
to 12th May 1957
Event: XXIV Mille Miglia - Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #404
Category / Group: Sport
Class: Oltre 1.100 cm3 sino a 1.500 cm3
Team: FITZWILLIAM RACING TEAM
Driver: John Hogg (GB)
Co-Driver: W. Jones (GB)
Results / Prizes: 85th OA / 8th CL
Time: Start: 4.04'00"- Brescia-Roma: 6.56'02"- Brescia-Roma-Brescia: 13.51'27"
12th May 1957
Event: IV Gran Premio Nuvolari della Mille Miglia
Locality: Cremona-Mantova-Brescia (IT)
Race number: #404
Category / Group: Sport
Class: Da Oltre 1100 cc a 1500 cc
Team: Unknown
Driver: John Hogg (GB)
Co-Driver: W. Jones (GB)
26th May 1957
Event: Internationales ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen auf dem Nürburgring
Circuit: Nürburgring
Locality: Nurburgring (DE)
Race number: #56
Driver: John Blaksley (GB)
Co-Driver: Ellis Cuff-Miller (GB)
Results / Prizes: 41st OA
31st August 1957
Event: BARC 27th Members' Meeting
Locality: West Sussex (GB)
Race number: #84
Class: Marque
Driver: John Hogg (GB)
Co-Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Results / Prizes: 4th CL
28th September 1957
Event: BARC September Meeting
Locality: West Sussex (GB)
Race number: #93
Driver: R.W. Fitzwilliam (GB)
Co-Driver: R. Carnegie (GB)
10th May 1958
Event: National Brands Hatch
Locality: Longfield (GB)
Race number: #81
Category / Group: Production
Driver: John Hayles (GB)
Co-Driver: Peter Tomei (GB)
Results / Prizes: 4th OA / 1st CL
27th September 1958
Event: BARC 32nd Members' Meeting
Locality: West Sussex (GB)
Race number: #50
Driver: John Hayles (GB)
From 1959
to 1st January 1980
Owner: Len Hall (GB)
From 1959
to currently
Owner: Private collection
1962
2nd and current engine no. 18sguh530
From 1st January 1980
to 2011
Owner: John Hall (GB)
October 1990
Bibliography: Orsini Luigi, Mille Miglia Una Corsa Italiana , Abiemme, n.p. 1990
June 2013
Bibliography: Dolcini Carlo, Mille Miglia 1957 Le Classi Minori , Giorgio Nada Editore S.r.l., n.p. 2013
From 15th May 2014
to 18th May 2014
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #346
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Co-Driver: Alvin Harding (GB)
Results / Prizes: 265th OA
2014
Record: Chassis and Engine Numbers
From 12th September 2014
to 14th September 2014
Event: ## Goodwood 72nd Members' Meeting
Locality: Goodwood (GB)
Race number: #14
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Note: MGCC France
From 14th May 2015
to 17th May 2015
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #363
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Co-Driver: Gordon Palmer (GB)
Results / Prizes: 208th OA
20th June 2015
Event: MG Live - Silverstone
Locality: Silverstone (GB)
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Note: MGCC France
From 17th May 2016
to 22nd May 2016
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #330
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Co-Driver: John Gautrey (CA)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 8th June 2016
to 12th June 2016
Event: The MG Car Club - Le Touquet
Locality: Le Touquet-Paris-Plage (FR)
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Note: MGCC France
From 18th May 2017
to 21st May 2017
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #404
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Co-Driver: John Gautrey (CA)
Results / Prizes: 148th OA
From 16th May 2018
to 19th May 2018
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #419
Driver: Stephen Dixon (GB)
Co-Driver: John Gautrey (CA)
Results / Prizes: 161st OA
December 2018
Bibliography: Dolcini Carlo, Orizzonte Perduto Mille Miglia 1947-1956 , Ela, n.p. 2018
28th December 2018
Identification document: FIVA Identify Card n.073482 ; -Categorized B3 ; - ASN that issued the certificate Federation of British Vehicle Club ; -Owner Country UK
November 2020
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume Ii , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2020
June 2023
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume Iii , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2023