In the post-War period, MG built a reputation with amateur racing with the MG TC and TD. In 1955, a team of MGs competed in the 24 Hours of LeMans; the following year, three cars competing in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race.
This particular example is a tribute to the MGA race cars. It features right-hand drive, a cut-down Plexiglas windshield, a front racing valance, and a custom rear license plate mounting bracket with a fitted light in the rear. The bumpers have been removed to complete the race look.
In 2010, this car was treated to an interior restoration with re-padded, newly covered leather seats, cowl and door trim, door panels and new carpeting. It is painted in British Racing Green paint with a light tan interior.
In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell for $30,000 - $40,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $27,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.