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    Two MGs – a BGT and a Y-type – await rescue from their overgrown East Anglian hideout.

    In Drive-My, we wrote about a 500cc 1951 Cooper MkIV that Daniel Rapley bought at the estate sale of American collector Herb Tobin. It turns out that Rapley bought two other Cooper 500s at the same sale: a 1953 MkVII and a c1955 MkIX. Both of these cars had previously been owned by Art Jacobs, who sold them to Tobin in 1975. As far as is known, the MkIX has not raced since the late 1960s, but so far no history has been unearthed on the MkVII, though there is talk of it having raced at one time with a two-cylinder Panhard engine. The car has a Vintage Sports Car Club of America inspection sticker from one event in the mid-1980s.