O…MG! Morris Leslie To Auction Away MG Sports Car Collection

Scottish auction house to hammer away four prime examples of MG’s greatest sports cars, including an original factory MG B GT V8 An avid collector of classic MG sports cars has chosen Scotland’s ‘

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An avid collector of classic MG sports cars has chosen Scotland’s foremost auction house to sell four specimens from his garage. Morris Leslie will hammer away a 1960 MG A, 1975 MG B GT V8, a 1952 MG TD Midget and a 2002 MG TF on May 25th. Highly sought after and rarely found in such healthy condition, the offered 1960 MG A MKII Roadster radiates a resplendent red, powered by Abingdon’s upgraded 1588cc engine. Although more than 31,000 examples were crafted in the MG factory during three years of manufacture, only 1800 are believed to have survived in roadworthy condition.

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Jul 20 2018 Coys to host largest ever African classic car auction

Coys auctioneers are set to host the largest ever auction of classic cars in Africa, held at the Steyn City Golf Course complex in Johannesburg on August 11-12.

The auction will see more than 100 classic vehicles heading under the hammer, including the likes of a race-prepared Ford Cortina, original Ford Shelby GT500, Porsche 924 Carrera GT and the oldest surviving South African Jaguar XK120.

Originally developed as part of the inaugural Concours South Africa event in 2015, the third edition for 2018 has expanded to attract entries from all over Southern Africa.

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When it comes to making cars look good, former MG Rover design director, Peter Stevens, knows a thing or two.’After all, he’s the man behind icons such as the McLaren F1 and Lotus Esprit X180 (the lovely, rounded 1987 facelift).

In 2000, though, Stevens was presented with one of his biggest challenges ever ‘ to create a range of sporting saloons based on Rover’s car range, on a piecemeal budget, and to get them into showrooms in months rather than the usual years set aside by manufacturers for product development.

The man leading the charge was product development director Rob Oldaker, who was freed from the shackles of Rover’s former owner BMW’s decree that the brand shouldn’t make ‘sporting saloons’. Between them, Stevens, Oldaker and a committed team of designers, engineers and marketeers set upon on giving MG Rover its great white hope ‘ a range of cars that would keep it afloat and attract investment.