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1965 MG Ashley GT. Deposit taken - SOLD

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Ex Goodwood and Silverstone Classic, Eligible for virtually everything and ready to race this weekend.

For sale is our 1965 MG Ashley GT based upon an MG Midget Mk2 with fibreglass front and hardtop. In their day the Ashley, Lenham and Williams and Pritchard styles all raced in period.

This has been my and my son’s race car for past 5 seasons and has been the perfect intro into Historic motorsport.

An extremely reliable and competitive car with sensible running costs.  I have no doubt this could win the HSCC HRS Championship in right hands, highest so far has been 2nd in class and 4th overall against V8 Morgans, Elans and Turners and that's without competing in every round.

It was built by Rae Davis Racing, an expert in A series builds.  It has more recently been looked after by XK Motorsport who built the engine.  Both are very well known and respected.

We started by finding the best rust free example of a '65 RHD Midget Mk 2.  Rae was chosen from his vast experience with A series cars in all their guises and stripped the car to a bare shell.  New bare metal paint job  by Chris Redfearn.  We decided to build a car to a specification  that would make it eligible for almost everything.

So it has a 1293cc A Series running on twin SU’s. 

It’s eligible and has competed in HSCC Historic Road Sports. HRDC A Series Chalenge, HRDC AllStars, Goodwood and would be eligible for many more events if you wanted.  

It was invited to Goodwood, competing in 2017 Members Meeting in the Weslake Cup as well the  Silverstone Classic where it competed in 2018 (see photos).  It’s a well known and well liked car amongst racers and spectators alike. 

Engine - Built by XK Motorsport with both power and low down torque. Extremely drivable and plenty of poke. The most recent engine a shade over 130bhp and 100ft lb on dyno.  Engine was rebuilt for 2018 season.

Rae Davis racing’s own suspension with Watts linkage at back.  Great handling car (see photos) and extremely forgiving.  In wet this runs rings around E Types and Mustangs.

Runs both Yokohama in HSCC and Dunlops in HRDC / Goodwood. Plenty of spare wheels and tyres.

Tillet seat with bespoke red diamond cross trim and carbon effect seat.  Seat and belts in date.

Racetech instruments

Weight is circa 660kg and has been corner weighted, Can be ballasted to min weight for HSCC (694kg) or run at 660kg  for HRDC.

A very pretty car that attracts comments and smiles wherever it goes.  It even featured in Cadwell Park cafe on the Hall of Fame alongside Jim Clark for a time!  I think the Marshalls have a spot there for cars they like!

The total build cost was c£26,000 5 years ago.  It has never wanted for anything.  Has never had any major accident damage unlike some.

It could be bought during the week, scrutineered on Saturday morning and raced same day. It’s ready to go.

Comes with current valid HSCC Vehicle Identity Form and more to point  is 100% legal for many race series. 

Also fully road legal, and taxed!

(Photos courtesy of the Jeff Bloxham)