A classic MG A sports car has been discovered under a pile of rubbish by Charterhouse Auctioneers and is entered into their next classic car auction in July.
“It was always my dream as a schoolboy to go around the countryside looking for classic and vintage cars which have been locked away for years.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Today, although it rarely happens, there are still discoveries to be made such as this beautiful MG, although it took a long time to dig it out of the garage.”
MG’s are perhaps one of the best known and popular brands of British sports cars. The MG A Roadster being sold by Charterhouse rolled off the production line in 1960. It is thought it moved to the Dorset home some 50 years ago and has clearly been loved and enjoyed the three owners who all lived in the same cottage over the decades.
At some point in the 1980’s it underwent a programme of restoration. Documented in an accompanying photograph album there are numerous images the car before, during and after the restoration.
Moving forward to 2021 and it appears not to have turned a wheel during the 21st century. Stored in a large double garage, now with the engine partially dismantled, the car was discovered under a pile of wood, plastic, old wires and general rubbish when Charterhouse were instructed by the executor first to carry out a formal valuation for probate and then to clear the property.
“The classic car market continues to be strong, even during lockdown.” Continued Richard. “This MG A Roadster, combined with its drop top and drop dead gorgeous looks with a great club scene, drivability and plenty of spares available results in plenty of people will be bidding on the car when it goes under the hammer at the auction at The Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford.”
Painted in the attractive factory colour of Iris Blue this 1960 MG A Roadster is estimated to sell for £8,000-12,000
Charterhouse are now accepting entries for this auction on July 14th 2021 of classic and vintage cars, classic and vintage motorcycles in June and their August auction of automobilia. Rules on social distancing are expected to be relaxed by this date.
Items for these auctions can be posted directly to Charterhouse at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or click and deliver by contacting them on 01935 812277. Alternatively email photographs of your lots for valuation on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once lockdown is over on April 12th all of our usual services will be resumed, and we will continue to work in a way that is covid safe.
Family owned and garaged for decades – 1960 MG A Roadster £8,000-12,000 in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage car on Wednesday 14th July at Haynes International Motor Museum