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Lot 414: 1969 MG BGT Sebring Recreation

Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2007)

Inspired by the lightweight MGC GT fitted with a 2.0 litre MGB engine that was raced in the Targia Florio by Paddy Hopkirk/Andrew Hedges and which finished ninth overall in the unlimited prototype class, this car has been built regardless of cost with bills exceeding £25,000.Using an original body shell, it has been painstakingly restored to obtain excellent lines and panel fit and is finished in Iris Blue with a distinctive yellow marker valance. Power is provided by an unleaded 2.0 litre MGB engine with gas-flowed and ported head, fast road camshaft and a balanced & lightened flywheel (with just 600 miles under its belt). To keep everything where it should be, up-rated suspension has been fitted with negative camber wishbones and up-rated shock absorbers. Interested parties should note that all components are either new or reconditioned.This striking motorcar is fitted with full roll-cage to FIA specification and would make an ideal track day car or a superbly enjoyable road car, although it would require an electrical cut-off switch and fire extinguisher for circuit use. The interior is fully trimmed for the road with high quality carpets, alloy door fittings, race harnesses and period leather bucket seats. Gas struts are fitted to bonnet and tailgate and the engine bay is fully detailed, fitted with a Kenlowe fan, an alloy catch tank and with all components powder-coated. Eight inch wide 'knock on' alloy wheels, similar in appearance to those of the Sebring race car, complete the specification. This is an extremely high quality car, restored regardless of cost..

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number414
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£13821
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1969
Condition rating
Registration numberHSG 520E
Mileage-
Chassis numberGHN3104671
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors