MGA Roadster, 1956-60
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

MGA Roadster Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to MG specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top with three windows.
  • Original Factory Material: British Everflex Vinyl
  • Original Colors: Black
  • Alternate Materials: British Bison Vinyl (Haartz imitation Everflex),  Haartz Stayfast Canvas
About These Tops:
The tops are made by Robbins and carry their 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance.
An Installation manual is included with our tops and with top packages.
Tops are made with original detailing and will fit all left and right hand drive cars.

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) British Bison Vinyl (Haartz leather grain vinyl) Convertible Top
Made by Robbins
Installation manual included on request: specify email or print version.
For: 1956-60 MGA Roadster Convertible Top
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$329.95
B.) Original British Everflex Vinyl Convertible Top 
Made By Robbins
For: 1956-60 MGA Roadster Convertible Top
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$569.95
C.) Premium Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
Made By Robbins
For: 1956-60 MGA Roadster Convertible Top
View Color
$603.00
MGA Roadster convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

INCLUDED WITH TOPS OR TOP PACKAGES
Installation manual for MGA tops.
This will be included, upon request with a new top order.
Included with all top packages.
No Charge!
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
The Arrow T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4" and 3/8" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation. This stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4" and 3/8" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Arrow T50ACD stapler has a spiral driven mechanism for consistent powerful driving power. Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.
   Details...

$56.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count
$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count
$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49


Accessories

Accessories

Convertible Top Frame Assembly, number 1 in the image.
  • 1955-62 MGA
$559.95
Convertible Top Header Rail, Wood. Number two in the image.
  • 1955-62 MGA
$94.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Wolfsteins Tonneau Cover Cleaner and Protectant Kit
$29.95


Tonneau Covers

Tonneau Covers

1959-62 MGB Tonneau Cver Without Headrests, 38" X 51.5". Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl. Made by Acme. Taonneau fasteners include but no installed. 15 Lift-A-Dot and 2 Comon Sense fasteners
View Color
$189.95
A.) British Bison (Colonial Grain) Tonneau Cover. Made by Robbins. Short style fasteners included in box.
View Color
$259.95
B.) British Everflex Vinyl Tonneau Cover. Made by Robbins. Short style fasteners included in box.
View Color
$449.95
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Tonneau Cover. Made by Robbins. Short style fasteners included in box.
View Color
$619.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1953-61 TR-2, TR-3, TR-3A Convertible. Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$129.95
1953-61 TR-2, TR-3, TR-3A Convertible. Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$159.95
1953-61 TR-2, TR-3, TR-3A Convertible. Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$189.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black

The MGA Roadster convertible top is made, as original, with clear vinyl windows. The three windows are electronically welded into the fabric. Some of the "A" Roadsters were made with a single window. We offer the three window version.

Original MGA Roadster top fabric was a British vinyl very similar to the American made colonial vinyl which we use to make these fine reproductions. Colonial vinyl is a crush (leather) grain vinyl.

Although all original Roadster tops were black, we are offering white as an option.

These tops are made to order from original patterns.

The snaps for fastening the new top are not pre-installed into our vinyl tops.

We also offer tonneau covers. These will fit 1959-62 Roadsters. They install with snaps, as original. Snaps for tonneau covers are supplied uninstalled. Proper installation requires locating snap locations from the body receptacles and installing into the cover.

Self-installation and instructions: many owners of MGA Roadsters perform their own installation. We provide an instruction booklet for those who wish to either decide upon or to go ahead with their own installation. The instruction booklet is listed below under accessories.

The most difficult portion of the job is the first half of the replacement which consists of restoring or replacing the front wood bow and re-covering it with the new top's front bow cover. During this job the new fabric is wrapped all around the front bow and stapled in place. Also the front corner wing nuts and the latches are re-fastened. You can examine your top to check the condition of these hardware parts, which are available from mg specialists. While well within the skill set of the experienced "handyman" there are some meticulous steps to execute. They are covered in the instruction booklet.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (MGA Roadster) fit cars for years: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960.