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Garage Stored MG Discovered
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 April.
“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 which is currently planned to be held 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 Sunday 11th April auction of classic and vintage cars, classic and vintage motorcycles in May and their March auction of coins, medals, clocks and collector’s items.
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
Family owned and garaged for decades – 1960 MG A Roadster £8,000-12,000 in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage car on Sunday 11th April
Richard Bromell is the head of our Classic Car Department.
Richard is the head of our Classic Car Department. He organises these immensely popular and successful sales. Top price so far is £150,000 for a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage. Please contact Richard at the salerooms if you would like more information on including items in one of our vehicle auctions on 01935 812277 or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Charterhouse hold Classic & Vintage Car auctions at the Bristol Classic Car show three times a year. We also have the Wessex Car auction in April and the South West Car Auction in September, all at the Royal Bath and West Showground. Our summer Car auction is held at The Classic & Super Car Show, at Sherborne Castle. We also regularly hold one owner sales. You can find all our vehicle Lots on car and classic.co.uk.
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