Chatham raced chassis 500757 time and again at Silverstone, Castle-Combe, and in club, and mod-sport events throughout the early 1970s. Trophies and headlines don’t come with this car, but what it lacks in barstool bragging rights, it makes up for in character, something any MG has in spades.
But this is not just any MG, and when you share the story behind this machine, anyone, automotive enthusiast or not, would surely be impressed. Of course ubiquitous appeal, and pedigree don’t come cheap. RM Sothebys estimates the MG MGC GTS will fetch between $217,000 and $360,000 when it goes to auction on Saturday, May 14th.
Potential buyers should take note that aside from being a rare pice of automotive history, the car is also comes competition ready with complete FIA paperwork, and eligibility for a variety of classic endurance and sport prototype events. Hopefully whomever becomes the custodian of this piece of art knows better than to lock it away, because the triple Weber carbs and the straight six deserve fresh air on the regular.