1951 Devin MG Special
Sold! Feb. 2019
This the Ex-Art Evans Devin MGTD. Evans raced the car throughout Southern California in the 1950’s. Its period history is set forth below.
• 1951: raced in production class by original owner Frank Aldhous
• 1952: built as an aluminum bodied “Special” and race at various Southern Calif. tracks
• 1954: purchased by Art Evans
• 1954-55: Raced by Art Evans at Torrey Pines, Hansen Dam, Glendale Airport, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs
• 1956: converted to Devin body
• 1956-57: Raced by Art Evans at Santa Barbara, Hourglass Field, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Palm Springs
• 1990-93: Restored by Mike Goodman(x Moss Motors)
• 1993: June 27, second in Class, 26th invitational Le Cercle Concours d’Elegance at the Brentwood VA.Center
• 1994: Entered in Monterey Historics driven by Jack McAfee
• 1997-98: Entered in Monterey Historics
• 2000-2003: owned by Admiral Hank Giffin
• 2008: Awarded “Best Presentation and Performance” by Steve Earl and LRP Historics
•2003-present: raced across the U.S. from Lime Rock to Laguna Seca. The most recent races are listed below:
Amelia Island, March
Road America, May
Mid Ohio, June
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, June
No races entered
Laguna Seca, March
Laguna Seca, May
Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway
Laguna Seca, August
In 2016 the Devin won the SVRA Group 4 points championship, and was awarded Gold Medallion Certification
The Devin has been maintained by pro teams for the past three years. Some of the work that has been done during this period includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Brake system rebuilt including installation of Performance Friction brake linings
Transmission conversion kit built to do a quick change from the original MG 4 speed transmission for Gold Medallion and Monterey races to a Ford T9, five speed, gearbox. Both gearboxes are fresh and are included with the Devin.
New fuel cell installed
Roll cage repainted and bodywork touched up
Two new sets of Dayton wire wheels
Ceramic coat exhaust system
The engine is a fresh, dyno time only, Huffaker Engineering MG engine with its period correct aluminum head and large valves.
This is an authentic, documented, piece of early American road racing history. It has the iconic 1950’s sports car look, feel, and sound. It is a coveted entry for the finest vintage races. It is also gorgeous.
The Devin has had all the money spent on it to make right and reliable. Many receipts and records will come with the car. It has proved its mettle recently competing across the U.S., and capturing a championship.
Given the foregoing, we think this car is an amazing buy at $68,500.00. Realistically, where else can you get this irreplaceable early American road racing history, this high level of fresh preparation, and its recent successes, for this kind of money?