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One of a kind £14,000 'Longbridge Edition' MG3 being raffled off for three good causes

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Tristan Harris 13th Jun, 2020 Updated: 13th Jun, 2020

THIS LIMITED ‘Longbridge Edition’ MG3 worth £14,000 will be raffled off for three south Birmingham good causes.

The competition for this ‘one of a kind’ traditional British car has been launched by Paul Rigby MG, based on Lowhill Lane.

Picture by Tristan Harris.

Tickets are £10 each and when 2,000 have been sold, a closing date will be put on the contest.

The draw will raise funds for the B30 Foodbank, the domestic abuse charity WAITS (Women Acting In Today’s Society) and the Pride of Longbridge (POL), a group for ex MG Rover workers and enthusiasts.

POL’s share of the funds will specifically be for reinstating the once extremely popular floral Mini to the Longbridge island on the A38.

The car features the Pride of Longbridge logo. Picture by Tristan Harris.

The car’s features have been specifically designed to reflect the heritage of the MG’s past and will be all too familiar with enthusiasts.

The car is British Racing Green – one of the most iconic colours of the automotive world – with a sport red roof and trim, those famous mirrors and a ‘front splitter’.

Members of the MG team and Pride Of Longbridge. Picture by Tristan Harris.

Inside its matt black dashboard is offset by red highlights such as the air vents and interior stitching.

The car is uniquely badged as the Longbridge Edition and is a complete one-off making it an MG enthusiast’s dream.

Sam Rollason, Paul Rigby MG’s sales manager said: “We feel privileged and excited to be able to bring MG back to the very heart of where it all began for this brand, continuing MG’s historic association with Longbridge.

“We are very keen to get involved with local organisations and work with the community to play an active part in the regeneration of the area for the benefit of everyone living and working here.”

POL organiser Gemma Cartwright MBE said: “It’s great to see Paul Rigby MG supporting the local area famous for the car’s brand and the money raised will make a huge difference to the three causes.

“We’re proud we could make this happen and can’t wait to see that Mini back on the island.

“So many people ask when is it coming back and want it returned to the island which is the gateway between Birmingham and Bromsgrove.”

A local businessman has donated a Mini which will be coated in flowers so the classic car – a symbol of Longbridge’s motoring heritage – can take pride of place back where it belongs.

Raffle tickets are available directly from the dealership, by emailing srollason@mg-longbridge.co.uk or by calling on 0121 295 9282.

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