c.1967 MG-Maserati A6GCS Spyder Special

Make: MG-Maserati
Model: A6GCS Spyder Special
Year: c.1967
Registration Number: XPP 85F
Chassis Number: GHD3/12664
Engine Number: 186B.RU.H81806
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 31 January 2017
Road Tax Exempt

Lot No: 246

For those of us that have dreamt of creating our own unique motor car, here is an amazing opportunity to acquire one man’s recreation of his particular fancy- a 1954 Maserati A6GCS. Prepare to be impressed for care and craftsmanship are first rate.

Taking a humble 1967 MG BGT as a base vehicle and starting with a ball of clay, this former engineering lecturer carefully formed a mould in the style of his dream car. A wooden buck was then constructed on to which the beautiful aluminium panel work would be formed by Pitney Restorations of Windsor.

The purpose built chassis was constructed in tubular steel by Street Steel of Wooburn Green, with substantial twin tube main frame and smaller secondary tubing supporting the bodywork. The cockpit is minimalistic: two simple seats face an aluminium dashboard with MG instrumentation.

MG running gear was modified and fitted. The engine was first rebuilt by Oselli with enlarged capacity to 1850cc, larger valves and a gas-flowed cylinder head, a high lift cam, a Weber 45DCOE carburettor and an extractor exhaust manifold. Approx 115-120bhp is believed to have been attained.

The standard MG B overdrive gearbox and back axle were fitted. Rear suspension has been converted to telescopic shock absorbers and one leaf removed from the rear springs.  Front suspension is standard MG B with altered spring rates. The motor car sits on 72 spoke 15" wire wheels with Avon Turbospeed tyres.

At present, XPP 85F could require some minor cosmetic attention, but is currently in good, usable condition. The exotic-looking sports car is easy to maintain and drive, and if a taller driver wishes to own it, some modification to the rear bulkhead and panelwork should not prove to be difficult. 

Known as The Pitchfork Special in deference to the three prong Maserati Trident motif, a full photographic record of the build is on file from original clay model, through plywood buck to finished article. The said buck with original drawings and manuals are all available through separate negotiation.

The motor car is supplied with a history file that contains amongst others the V5C registration certificate, several MOT test certificates, the specification sheet, drawings, the aforementioned photograph album and a Classic and Sports Car report, dated April 2012.

Auction Date: 3 March 2016