Classic Sports Car

Barn-find MG PA seeks new owner


A barn in Banchory, near Aberdeen, has recently yielded a 1934 MG PA that was tucked away in 1966 and hasn’t been touched since. Marque specialist Barry Walker extracted the car and was amazed at its all-original condition, with nothing missing bar the trafficato­r arms.

The car was registered in Aberdeen on 24 March 1934, which makes it an early example of the model. From the buff logbook, it would appear to have spent all of its life in the area.

Getting it out was not easy, as Walker explains: “The old barn was at the bottom of a slope without direct access. Had it not been for my friend’s trusty Land Rover Defender and winch, it would probably still be there today. It was not a hard surface and any normal car with a hook would never have got it out.”

The PA was originally green, but was painted blue some time in the late 1950s. The climate has not been kind to it in storage, with damp having got into the wooden frame, and Walker believes it will need a new body and running boards. It does turn over, however, and is being offered for sale as-found. See barrywalke­

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