Estimate: £10,000 - £14,000
Registration Number: DPJ 767B
Chassis Number: GAN329298
Ashley was a pioneering manufacturer of fibreglass body shells and chassis for specials from 1955 to 1972, offered in a range of configurations from roadsters, sports-racers to GTs - primarily to cater for the self-build enthusiast market. It was during the later period of the company’s history that the Ashley GT conversion was conceived to turn the ubiquitous BMC powered ‘Spridget’ into a full ‘Gran Turismo’. In deference to products by other manufacturers – such as Lenham – the Ashley GT conversion featured a dual purpose roadster/GT application that could be swapped over with minimal effort. Needless to say, the Ashley was a more popular option in its day over its competitors.
The car on offer today is a 1964 MG Midget powered by a 1098cc engine. According to the car’s Heritage Certificate, it was built at MG’s Abingdon factory over the 3-4 June 1964, finished in Tartan red and featured the optional