A British icon
You cannot talk about Classic British cars without mentioning the MG. It has to be one of the most popular British classic cars ever made. The iconic marque was founded in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in 1924 by Cecil Kimber and the first car to be manufactured was the MG 14/28, within the same year.
31 years later, MG revealed the all new MGA at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which many argue is the best-looking model of them all. The MGA Roadster replaced the T-Series in 1955 with completely new, more streamlined, sleek look, and an unforgettably agile and lively drive, and a smooth gearchange – a pleasure to drive.
MG went on manufacturing the first MGA 1500 model until 1959, until in 1960 the British Motor Corporation stopped producing it. The love for the MGA Roadster did not cease there. With many classic car enthusiasts taking to lovingly restoring this iconic British car today, car clubs have been set up in its honour and parts are easily available, making it an ultimate car to buy, whether you love to rebuild or simply tinker.
The Classic Car Escape
You could be driving a beautiful 1959 MGA Roadster 1500 along idyllic New Forest roads whilst on our luxuriously unique Classic Car Break at the Montagu Arms Hotel.
Whether you are passionate about classic cars or simply passionate about great British experiences, this will be one to brag about.
With hire of a classic car included in your stay, you could be spending an afternoon winding along the beautiful roads of the New Forest National Park before dining in the award-winning Terrace Restaurant, where you will experience an unforgettable 7 course Tasting Menu with fine wine pairing by the Head Sommelier. Then, retire to the comforts of one of the hotel’s most luxurious suites.
As well as a luxurious stay, hire of a classic car and a copy of Classic Motoring Magazine, this exceptional break also gives you a full New Forest Breakfast, providing the energy required for a thorough exploration of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Your stay includes complimentary tickets to this wonderful attraction, giving you access to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition and the Monorail and Veteran Bus.
Location, location, location
Driving through the New Forest is a truly invigorating experience, especially when viewed from a car that epitomises classic engineering and typifies the golden age of motoring. Driving a classic car is not about speed, it is an all-encompassing experience. It’s breathing fresh forest air whilst you drive amongst the ancient trees. It’s following sun-dappled roads and stumbling across a country pub for a spot of lunch. Its discovering quaint villages before experiencing the thrill as you emerge onto the high unpopulated open heathlands That is what makes it a drive of a lifetime.
Experience the epitome of motoring heritage with our luxury classic car break.