Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Maroon
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
Ashley was a pioneering manufacturer of fibreglass body shells and chassis for specials from 1955 to 1962, offered in a range of configurations from roadsters, sports-racers to GTs - primarily to cater for the booming self-build enthusiast market. Ashley also offered a range of specialist products to support the home construction of these popular specials – many of which survive today.
The car on offer today is a 1964 MG Midget powered by a 1098cc engine. According to the car’s Hertitage Certificate, it was built at MG’s Abingdon factory over the 3-4 June 1964, finished in Tartan red and featured the optional extras of a heater and tonneau cover, both of which are still with the car. A comprehensive history file accompanies DPJ 767B. It is also noted that there is a sales invoice issued for the car in 1990, during the depths of the recession, for £3,000 – a considerable sum f