1954 Lester-MG T51 Racing Coupe
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1954 Lester-MG T51 Racing Coupe
Englishman Harry Lester was a garage owner and motor racing enthusiast whose business was located at Thatcham in Berkshire. Lester was an MG devotee. who. in the immediate post-WW2 years. raced a modified PB Midget before building his first MG-engined Lester in 1949. Like most of us. Lester wanted to improve on the standard product. and the result was a car that possessed superior handling and was both lighter and more powerful than the contemporary MG TC. This car was built specially for MG agent and racer Maurice Toulmin. whose 6' 4" height accounts for its high roofline; apparently. it is the seventh chassis produced at Thatcham. Toulmin soon sold the Lester-MG. which passed via Tony Darby and Peter Roberts. both of whom used it as a road car. before its acquisition by Bernard Harding. who kept it from 1957 to 1962. Harding campaigned 'GUO 209' extensively during his ownership. winning 17 awards on the circuits and hills at Shelsley Walsh. Prescott and the Brighton Speed Trials. achieving class wins at Bodmin 1960. Firle and Wiscombe in 1961. finishing 4th at Goodwood at the BARC September 1960 race meeting. winning the class and clocking the fastest lap at Silverstone during the N Staffs CC September 1960 event. and competing at Brands Hatch. MG Enthusiast magazine ran an extensive feature on 'GUO 209' (Sept. 2010 edition which is included). which relates its history in great detail and lists Bernard Harding's results. In 1962. Harding sold the car to John Stringer. who fitted a supercharger and continued to race it with success. Its specification includes aluminum coachwork on a steel frame; 1. 66cc MG TC-based engine; Laystall aluminum cylinder head; balanced crankshaft. con-rod and pistons. full race camshaft; rack-and-pinion steering; lightened flywheel; Derrington exhaust; TC transmission; twin fuel pumps; and an electric cooling fan. Finished in green with matching interior & waeing a cool set of 16" Dunlop Racing Wheels & Michelin X tires. 'GUO 209' is in excellent condition and is offered with invoices and photographs of its 1993 restoration. In 1981. the Lester-MG was sold to the USA. passing into the ownership of MG collector Gerry Goguen. proprietor of marque specialists Abingdon Spares. whose MG museum in Westminster. Vermont. was world famous. In the early 1990s Goguen had the body shipped to the UK. where it was expertly restored by Len Bull of Monza Classic Cars in Doddinghurst. Essex. Once restored. the body was shipped back to New England. where the car was put on museum display. remaining there until the Goguen collection was dispersed circa 2003. We have acquired this wonderful & very important MG race car that would be invited to any racing event worldwide. the Colorado Grand or any other Rally event on Earth & any Concours event you apply for. Better yet. now is your chance to buy the 1-off fully documented Maurice Toulmin alloy body Lester-MG that is ready for the 2013 Mille Miglia !
I am representing this gorgeous MG. I can personally answer all questions. Please take note. we need a $2500. deposit within 48 hours of making a deal. The winner then must come inspect the car in person or have a representitive come do the same within 7 days if he chooses. If the winner doesn't come in person to inspect the car & takes our word on it's originality & condition. we're sure they will be very happy w/the results once it gets delivered to the new owner. Our limited free time & tight work schedules these days don't allow much spare time to fly all over the Country to see 1 or 2 cars in person. Most of our clients take our word on it's overall condition. For any reason if the winner wants to cancel this deal do to misrepresentation of this car in any way. then he can walk away & get his deposit back. If in fact there is no misrepresentation. then if the winner still wants to walk away. he loses only his $2500. deposit. I feel this is the most professional way of buying a classic car over the internet w/out getting burned by bottom feeders who pretend to be experts. Please come & see this Jaguar or any of the other cars we have on hand. Then you can make a logical decision if you want the car or want to walk away. We specialize in Shelby Mustangs. Cobras & many high line European Sports & Exotic Cars. Please check our other items for sale to see some of our other cars & all of our collector guitars for sale. We have a professional way of dealing w/our clients & take full responability on how we describe the wonderful cars we have available.
I am representing this gorgeous MG
& I can personally answer all questions.
Please take note. I will not reveal the bottom line price. make a fair offer !
I have taken a large number of pictures. to show the quality of this
beautiful Lester !. Take a good look :-)
Please call me personally to discuss this gorgeous MG anytime.
I am open minded to a real cash offer or perhaps an interesting
trade deal up towards other cool cars. We can discuss
this & still keep the total sale on this E Bay auction.
Let's try to make a deal happen!
I always have 8-10 other great cars for sale at all times.
Call me @ (954) 646-8819 to talk business.
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