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Little Classics News: 6 July 2015

MGA Prototype to be Sold at Chateau Impney Hill Climb

1957 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Prototype, registration ORX 885

A historically important and famed MG A will be offered by H&H Classics at its forthcoming 11 July Chateau Impney Hill Climb sale.

The 1957 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Prototype, registration ‘ORX 885’, features in a 1955/1956 promotional film for the British Motor Corporation, The Sports Car Of The Year, produced by Associated British Pathé Ltd.

1957 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Prototype, registration ORX 885 side

MG’s top-of-the-range sports car can be seen at the MIRA test track lapping at its impressive top speed of 120mph. Not only that, in later frames it also demonstrates the powerful stopping power of disc brakes – quite an innovation for MG and at that time generally only fitted to racing cars such as Jaguar’s D-type.

1957 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Prototype, registration ORX 885 interior

Since service as a factory prototype, ‘ORX 885’ had a non-stop racing career of over 50 years and is a well-known car at owners’ club meetings. Currently prepared for historic racing, it carries an estimate of £45,000 - £55,000.

1957 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Prototype, registration ORX 885

For the buyer it may just be the perfect machine for the hill climb event at the historic Droitwich venue on the weekend of the sale.

1968 B8 coupé

For those looking for even more performance, two super-quick Chevron prototypes, a 1968 B8 coupé (above) for £180,000 - £220,000 and a 1973 B23/M36 (below), the classic ‘wedge’ open sports car from the Bolton firm, estimated at £140,000 - £160,000.

1973 B23/M36

Collectors requiring more sybaritic transport fit for a chateau will appreciate the two classic Citroëns. The 1973 Citroën D Super 5 (below) (£60,000 - £70,000) is a multiple-concours-winner and comes in a fabulous combination of Blanc Meije (white) bodywork with eye-catching red/orange upholstery.

1973 Citroën D Super 5

The all-green 1973 Citroën DS23 EFI (below) is to highly desirable Pallas specification and estimated at an affordable £23,000 - £28,000.

1973 Citroën DS23 EFI

H&H Classics’ Chateau Impney Hill Climb sale will be held on 11 July 2015 at Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 0BN.

Vsit: www.classic-auctions.com



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