Enzo Ferrari called it ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ and it doesn’t have a prancing horse on the bonnet.
Quentin has spent ten years restoring one and tells us its famous-owner story – plus the more charming foibles -, like “brakes that require the concentration of a murderer.” Intrigued? Let’s just say it’s one of the most desirable and widely recognised classics in the world, and at the very top of every enthusiast’s shopping list. Will Best takes a mildly tuned 1800cc MG Midget around a famous track that hasn’t been used for competitions since 1972. Where could that be? And to help improve his lap times takes tips from one of its heyday legends.
Alex Riley meets someone almost as mad as he is, and gets to play with an ambulance, fire engine, ultra -rare caravan and a specially equipped Land Rover. And we join Ayrton Senna’s nephew, Bruno, for the first in a series of racetrack laps in classics against the clock. You’ll never see old cars driven like this anywhere else, or by a driver with such epic wheel-twirling talent. This episode’s sideways classic has a very special emotional connection for him…