Completed in 1965, the MG EX234 prototype boasted a state-of-the-art design for the period. It was designed as an all-new sports car built on a more advanced platform to sit between the MGB and the Midget.
It boasted several modern features, like four-wheel independent double wishbone suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and rack and pinion steering. The prototype was equipped with a 1,275cc A-Series engine and gearbox, and period test drive reports indicated that it was one of the best handling cars in its class.
After completion, the rolling chassis received a new body from Pininfarina in Italy, with the design taking cues from the coachbuilder’s FIAT 124 Sport Spider and Alfa Romeo Duetto projects.
Over the years, the unique EX234 had only three owners, the first one being renowned MG dealer Syd Beer, who made the prototype part of his MC Museum Collection in Houghton, Cambridgeshire.
In mid-2016 was put up for auction and was sold at Goodwood for £63,100, approximately $74,600 at current exchange rates.
Now, with 6,563 miles (10,562 km) on the odometer, the MG EX234 is looking for a new loving owner. It is offered via Bonhams and is expected to sell for £80,000 – £120,000 ($94,600 – $142,000).