Famous MG that lent its name to British beer brand going to auction

H&H Classics claims that a 1927 MG 14/40 Featherweight Sporting Saloon on its October 14 auction docket is “probably the best-known MG in the world.” After all, the auction house notes, this is the “Old Speckled Hen” that lent its name to a brand of beer.

The story begins in May 1927 when the car was among those that had yet to be sold when Morris Garages was going through the formalization of incorporation as the M.G. Car Company Limited.