The MGA With An Attitude
MGA Sport Coupe Prototype - VT-101H
Reg.No: 526 HHW - Chassis No: 6NN64089 - Engine No: 6NN64089
Sold for £15,525 (inclusive of Buyer's Premium) 22 June 2007.
With fixed head coachwork in hand-laid GRP by Monza, this MGA GT is believed to have been the prototype for a limited edition run that was never signed off for production. Chassis and running gear are pure MGA as is the power unit, a 1600 Mk1 engine of 1588cc capacity. Specification includes gas-flowed, polished and ported cylinder head, competition rocker gear, camshaft, distributor, 13-row oil cooler, Maniflow exhaust, Weber 45 DCOE carburettor and FIA-type long-distance fuel tank in aluminium.
Front suspension now has competition lever-arm shock absorbers and an anti-roll bar. Rear suspension has competition rear springs and up rated rear dampers. Shod with Dunlop CR65 L-section historic race tyres, steel wheels of 5.5ins width. Full FIA-type roll-over cage with door-bars, 5-point harness and hand-held fire extinguisher.
RDR-prepped prior to a Goodwood circuit test session in March 2007 and then driven to a 57.30-mph race average in the wet at Brands Hatch during May 2007 Masters Festival. The V5 records first road registration in 30/03/1960 as well as the chassis number (an original MG Car Co plate being evident in the engine bay).
For more information see Bonhams web site.
On 8/19/2014, Russell Butler in Berkshire UK wrote:
"MGA Monza Coupe reg 526 HHW. This car was built by my dad, we have original log book. We have history on what/where/how it was made. My father passed away some years ago, and only recently we have been passed documentary / photographic items of its origin. I do know what happened to it when he sold it on, and we have a racing picture of the car (2001 - driven by Peter Stock)".
On 7/18/2015, peter cole in Hertfordshire England wrote:
"I now own this. - Thank you". - Peter
On 8/29/2016, Peter Cole wrote:
"Could you expand the comment to say I own this and would welcome contact from Russell or others to discuss the history".
-- Peter Cole - Peter.Cole@wtfpirton.co.uk