The one-off MGB Aston Martin prototype from 1979 has gone on sale with Nutley Sports & Prestige Centre Ltd in East Sussex. The subtlely revised sports car was produced by Aston Martin to show BL boss Michael Edwardes that the company’s future ideas for MG – and rescue of Abingdon – could be put into action rapidly, starting with this agreeable facelift of the company’s best selling car.
We all know the subsequent story – and it’s told here – and how it ended fruitlessly. But it’s great to know the car exists and is in restored condition. The fact that it’s come up for sale is of major significance to the MG community, although it’s ultimately based in failure, it’s a fascinating might have been.
It’s not cheap, though – £29,950 – but only if you consider it an MGB. If you’re viewing it as an Aston Martin it suddenly looks a whole lot more tempting.
More information at Nutley Sports & Prestige Centre Ltd’s website.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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