Despite the snow, Historics have confirmed that their major sale at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday, 3rd Match and the two preceding viewing days on Thursday and Friday, will go ahead as planned.

160 classic cars are being offered on the day of sale, including a total of eight classic MG models.

One particular car that’s caught our eye is a very special 1995 MG F Ex-Works development car, a unique one-off and a piece of modern day MG motorsport history.

With just 5,362 miles covered since new, the car was originally built pre-production for the Tokyo Motor Show and then prepared by the factory to compete in hillclimb, sprint and track events to help promote the MG F model.

Equipped with a one-off lightweight bonnet, bootlid and front splitter from the MG Experimental Department at Cowley, plus motorsport equipment and appropriate upgrades and accessories for motorsport it was the only one ever made.

Lot 341, the 1995 MG F Ex-Works Car comes complete with a very significant history file and has an estimate of £10,000-£16,000. For more info see Historics.

And to see the full Historics Ascot Auction catalogue.