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MG PA/B ‘Dancing Daughters’ Le Mans racer heads to auction

Historic MG racer, originally piloted by an all-female team at the 1935 Le Mans 24 Hours set to sell at RM’s London sale

An interesting 1934 MG PA/B is to be sold by RM Sotheby’s at its annual London auction on 7 September. This particular car made motoring history when it was piloted by an all-female team at the 1935 Le Mans, finishing in 24th position overall.

The all-female ‘Dancing Daughters’ team, consisting of Joan Richmond and Eva Gordon-Simpson, beat the other two identical MGs entered in the race. It’s now the sole survivor of the three-car team, and is eligible for entry in the Le Mans classic.

All three of the MGs were well prepared for the race, fitted with a wide range of special components and unique modifications. The car has 56bhp, which comes from its SOHC four-cylinder engine, single SU side-draft carburettors and supercharger. The car is representative of an important part of pre-war British motorsports history. The car is in fantastic condition, represents a fantastic piece of pre-war British motorsport history, and is estimated sell for £95,000-£120,000.

The official auction of this year’s Concours of Elegance, the sale will take place in London on 7 September.

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