I've owned this car for over 30 years and now that I'm retired I've just finished a complete, frame off restoration.
1959 MG MGA (Washington Blue)
It's all stock with the exception of a hotter cam and a change from 4.3 gears to 3.9 gears. MG's have to run up over 4,500 rpms to drive along at 65 mph. Much better with the 3.9's but acceleration has suffered.