1962 MGA Race Car
1955 EX182 Le Mans Tribute Car
Sold November, 2022
This 1962 MGA was built as a tribute to the 1955, MGA EX182 Le Mans racers . The EX182 cars were alloy bodied pre-production race cars built by the MG factory to race at Le Mans. They did compete at Le Mans in 1955 with one of the EX182 cars finishing an astounding 12th place out of 60 entries.
This particular steel bodied MGA was raced in the early 1960’s. The car competed at Road America, Blackhawk Downs, Watkins Glen, and many other venues.
The MGA was discovered by Ed Lamantia, and later restored by him and MG specialists, Huffaker Motorsports in Sonoma, California. Ed wanted an MGA to race as a tribute to his father, who also raced an MGA in the 1960’s along with several other cars.
Since that resurrection, Ed went on to race the MGA at various historic events across the U.S., including Sonoma Raceway, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, the Monterey Historics Automobile races, etc. The MGA was a perennial front runner, and race winner. It also won the “Best Appearing and Performing Car” at the Sonoma Wine Country Classic.
The car was recently sold and raced sparingly by its new owner. A change in circumstances means that this beautiful and quick MGA has just become available.
The MGA has been maintained by a pro team and comes with a file of receipts and invoices. The MGA received a complete servicing and/or rebuild of the following systems:
- Bellhousing and flywheel,
- Engine mounts
- Throttle cable
- New various hoses, tubing, and lines
- Fire system
- Complete wiring harness
This MGA is ready to go. The owner is retiring from racing so it will be sold.
We have competed against this car, and can attest that it is an absolute front runner. If you want to win in the small bore production class with a great looking and great performing car at a bargain price, this MGA, a tribute to the iconic 1955, EX182 Le Mans MGA cars, is an excellent choice.
All vehicle descriptions are accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. Corrections, and supplemental information, are always welcome. Buyers are responsible for confirming vehicle histories, condition, and authenticity to their own satisfaction prior to purchase. Motorsports Market is not the owner of the vehicle and assumes no liability for errors and omissions.
(c) 1996-2022, Motorsports Market. All Rights Reserved.
Questions, Comments, Offers?
Please Contact Us if you have any questions or comments,
or would like to make a non-binding offer.