Cumbrian MG rescued
Chris Mcpheat, whose Tatra finds have featured in Lost & found in the past, has unearthed an MG registered 6657 HX. “I’m just starting out on the restoration of a 1960 MGA that has been with a Cumbrian family from new,” said Mcpheat. “It has been parked in a wooden garage in the fells above Keswick since 1978, and it must have already rusted away once because the front and rear wings are glassfibre. I went up there a month or so ago to free off the brakes and put some wheels on that we could use; I also turned it around for the sake of the tow truck, which was not so easy with seized steering.
“I have also sourced an ex-racer MGA from Canada that is rot-free and has all the panels and chassis parts that we will be needing.”
The MGA’S wings are now made from glassfibre, says Chris Mcpheat, who is restoring it