Cum­brian MG res­cued

Classic Sports Car - - Lost & Found -

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

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