1st Owner – Renato Fratini

2nd October 1959 – 31st July 1963
The car’s first owner was an Italian, Renato Fratini. At this time he was at the peak of his career as a highly successful commercial artist living and working in Kensington, London. Renato painted many famous film posters and book covers including posters for From Russia With Love and Barbarella. He used the MG to drive his girlfriend, Gina, whom he married in 1961. She went on to become a society dress designer to royalty and stars alike, including Princesses Margaret, Michael of Kent and Diana as well as the dress for Elizabeth Taylor’s second marriage to Richard Burton. Renato lived a hedonistic, fast life and was a regular in Ronnie Scotts. When Dad bought the car he said it had had a hard life!

MGA Alzheimers Twin Cam Ownership Pedigree
Renato Fratini Commercial Artist