MP Lafer’s story
In the beginning of the decade of 1970, João Arnaut, then employee
of the plant of furniture LAFER, offered Ivone, his wife, as anniversary
present, a MGTD - 1952.
Lafer, one of the owners of the plant was passionate of old carriages,
then he noticed the MG. The picture of the famous carriage does not leave
his head!. After some incursions to England, Percival inspired by the British
model, decides to manufacture a similar automobile, however improved and
customized to the technology of the time. Percival discovers that in the
distance between axles of the Volkswagen and the MG she was the same one.
idea occurred it to it to couple to would combine new carriage and the
chassis of the Volkswagen. Remembering that, MGTD - 1952, was of a modest
design of the Morris Garage, and one of the classics of history of the
automobile. In the first pertinent meeting to this design, he declares
its direction: " We got to make a perfect product". The care to details
was extraordinary. The finishing of the chasis, had made the MP Lafer one
of the best ones of the world, in this type of carriage, the double chassis
(giving to a great robustness and security).
adding a Volkswagen motor, air-cooled. Many specialists are unanimous when
considering MP LAFER better than the MG even in beauty terms. In 1974 its
manufacture series is initiated. The distinction and the good taste of
this classic call attention from famous purchasers - to have a Lafer meant
prestige, class. Such success of the new carriage that some countries of
Europe and U.S.A. had soon treated to import 1000 units to USA of a total
of 4300 produced during the 16 years of its manufacture - another record
of production time.
the basic premise that guided the design all had that to be fulfilled -
to construct the new carriage, to the only style based on the MG, what
great options did not leave it to dare in the creation of new models. Exactly
thus, it more develops a new model provided of chrome plating and simplified
lines, destined to a younger public.
new carriage made to remember the Exalibur or Clenet. Some people had incorporated
the MP Lafer to its style of life, identifying it as the proprietor, parading
for streets and roads of Brazil for pleasure and people love to see it