Excellent choice, made by Pietro Nava, the Mercedes-Benz dealer of Bergamo, to enter this nimble and sporty British barchetta into the 1957 Mille Miglia.
Bought in 1956 in the attractive colour combination of Glacier Blue and grey leather interior, this sexy looking sportscar was registered on the 16-th of March in Bergamo BG41239 ready just in time to participate at the XXIV edition of the Mille Miglia on the 11-12-th of May 1957. Their race number was 229.
Nice black/white photographs show this MGA during the scrutineering, aswell at the start on the podium as during the race.
Driver, Pietro Nava and his co-driver, Giuseppe Ribolla did well and finished 133-th overall.
Discovered a couple of years ago by us in Italy in the hands of a long term owner, who for one or another reason had repainted the MGA in black…
Historical research and inspection of the MGA confirmed clearly this was the ex-1957-Mille Miglia MGA!
Enough for us to start a complete restoration back to original specification and prepare this British barchetta for another historic Mille Miglia in the hands of the new Belgian owner, who succesfully participated at the 2019 edition.
Our classic car garage has lots of experience (10 years in a row!) in preparing mostly Italian sportscars and barchettas for the Mille Miglia and providing technical assistance to our customers during this wonderful event.
We understand and agree with the first owner Pietro Nava, to opt for the MGA.
The car being a very well engineered British sportscar offering from new all the advantages the different Etceterini, developped by the Italian wizards, obtained only after lots of trial & error.
Many of our international classic car customers dream of participating one day at the Mille Miglia. This sexy MGA offers you the best chance to experience this wonderful event without having to worry!
Let us be your guide, you won’t regret it! Many references available of very happy customers…
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