Lot 254 - 1969 MG Roadster by NG
|Odometer reading||19,440 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
NG Cars was founded in 1979 by vehicle and aeronautical design engineer, Nick Green, and based in New Milton, Hampshire. Over a period of nine months he developed his first NG model TA which appeared in Motor Sport in October 1979. This car went some way toward honouring the Aston Martin International of the 1930s. It was a huge success and Nick was immediately spurred on to design the car he would really like to own. The result was the TC that appeared in V8 form in 1981. In 1983, the 2+2 TD appeared in response to customer demand for a more practical NG, and, later in the same year it appeared with the elegant flowing wings that created the TF. With NG cars a runaway success, the reins were handed over to Peter Fellowes, an NG owner who had formed the TA Motor Company in Milton Keynes.
This extremely competently put-together example certainly has design cues from Bugatti as well as other sporting elements throughout. Sitting on wire-wheels and with twin side-exhausts either side, power is hinted at, fold open the louvered aluminium bonnet however and all is revealed. Light as this car is, shoehorned into the front is 3.5 litre, V8 engine with a Holly twin-choke carburettor and Offenhauser manifold all pushing through a five-speed gearbox. A Le Mans style filler cap has been fitted to the rear and two new tyres to the front. The cockpit gives off a lovely period patina with 1960's-style leather bucket seats and Tag Heuer rally clocks for some of the more adventurous amongst us. Redolent of sportscars of the 1950s and 60s, this is certainly excellent value for money and looks great!
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