A RARE car will go up for auction in North Dorset next month.

The MG TC will appear at the Charterhouse sale of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday, April 12.

Auctioneer Matthew Whitney said: "This rare little MG has been subject to a full restoration by the owner over a 10-year period after he imported the car from the USA in 2006.

"There were 10,001 of the cars made between 1945 and 1950, with many being exported to the USA despite being made only in right hand drive.

"This beautifully-presented MG is only for sale as its Somerset owner is moving to Shropshire."

The sale price is estimated at between £28,000 and £32,000.

For more information, call 01935 812277.