Lot 28 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £16,312
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: IOM-Reg
Chassis No: GHDL2105452
According to the Heritage Certificate accompanying this smart-looking MKII Coupe, it was despatched from the Abingdon plant on December 20, 1961, bound for the USA. The document further reveals that it was finished in Old English White, trimmed in Black and benefited from the optional wire wheels and heater. As far as can be ascertained, the MG returned to these shores circa 2007, at which point it was treated to a nut and bolt restoration in its original colour and converted to righthand drive, since when it has apparently travelled just 312 miles. The vendor informs us that the Coupe has spent the last two years in the Isle of Man, so will therefore need to acquire a mainland registration. He currently classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, four-cylinder engine and four-speed manual transmission as all being in 'good' order, and states the car is 'mechanically excellent and drives particularly well'.