1965 MG Ashley GT Race car - Ex Goodwood, Siv Classic For Sale
For sale is a 1965 MG Ashley GT based upon an MG Midget Mk2 with fibreglass front and hardtop.
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. I have no doubt this could win the HSCC Championship in right hands, highest has been 2nd in class and 4th overall as it’s highest finish against Morgan Elans and Turners
It was built by Rae Davis racing, an expert in A series builds. It has more recently been supported by XK Motorsport. 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 paintwork by Chris Redfearn. We decided to build a car that would be 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, HDCR AllStars and would be eligible for many more if you wanted.
It has been invited to Goodwood, competing in 2017 Members Meeting and well being invited to 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 just over 100 ft 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.
Weight is circa 660kg and has been corner weighted can be ballasted to min weight for HSCC (684kg).
A very pretty car that attracts comments and looks 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 £26,000 5 years ago. It has never wanted for anything.
It could be bought during the week, scrutineered on Sat morning and raced same day. It’s ready to go.
Comes with valid HSCC Vehicle Identity Form and more to point is 100% legal for many race series.
(Photos courtesy of the Jeff Bloxham)
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