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Iffy clutch the only flaw for Rare MG gracing Darling Downs

THE moment I laid my eyes on "Grace" my knees went weak.

The natural flow of her alluring curves wrapped a body renowned for dropping jaws since the mid 1930s.

Her looks were timeless and rare like the beauty icons of decades past as she commanded the room where she was surrounded by her peers.

Her only flaw, an "iffy clutch."

"Grace" is the latest addition to Toowoomba MG collector Colin Schiller's historic motorcade, and by far the rarest.

The 1936 MG TA Airline Coupe is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world, attracting the attention of people the world over since it was first purchased in England.

Since then, the car has changed owners and travelled from England to Canada and back before being purchased by US film producer Martin Shantz who gave it the colour scheme it still brandishes today.

It was then sold to an owner back in England who sold it to Wolfgang Fischer in Switzerland who felt it would be right at home amongst a vast collection of fellow MGs and Morrises in Mr Schiller's shed on the Darling Downs.

But "Grace's" beauty and elegance will not be hidden from her fans. Mr Schiller will take her to Melbourne this month for the RACV Motorclassica car show where the little MG will be in contention for the coveted title of Best in Show.

1936 MG TA Airline Coupe

  •  It is believed only two TA model chassis were made, however the second was used on a PA body in 1939.
  •  The back cabin of the car is made from a timber frame coated in steel.
  •  Some similar 1930s MG P model Airline Coupes have sold at auction for close to $250,000.

Topics:  airline, cars, grace, mg, rare, toowoomba




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