29th Nov, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 110

1934 MG N-Type Magnette
One owner since 1968 & recent professional body and mechanical overhaul

Sold for £33,500

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: XG 3009
Chassis No: NA0638
MOT: Exempt

  • Owned by the vendor since 1968 and only being sold due to ill-health
  • Subject to an extensive 'body off' renovation by Chisbon Restoration and only 200 miles since
  • Reputedly 1 of only 176 NA Two-Seaters

Introduced in 1934, the MG N-Type Magnette was notable for its use of a tapered chassis frame (the side members being wider at the rear than the front) and Silentbloc bushes on which the bodywork was mounted. Powered by a 1271cc OHC straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the initial NA derivative was a brisk performer. The two- and four-seater tourer designs produced by the factory proved popular with their distinctive swept-tails and partially recessed spare wheels but customers could also opt for more bespoke creations from the likes of Carbodies and Allingham. Of the 738 MG N-Type Magnettes built, just 176 are understood to have been NA Two-Seaters.

First registered in Middlesborough on 29th December 1934 (or so its ‘XG 3009’ number plate would imply), chassis NA 0638 survived WW2 and had migrated to Devon some two decades later. An accompanying continuation buff logbook records the MG being sold by Rays Motors of 123 Sidwell St, Exeter to local man Mr Lush during 1957 and changing hands twice more before entering the current ownership in 1968. Used and enjoyed for a number of years, the NA Magnette was subsequently tucked away in the vendor’s garage until the decision was made to entrust it to Chisbon Restorations of Essex for an extensive restoration. A protracted affair, the work took some twelve years to complete. Driven approximately 200 miles since then, the two-seater was again taken off the road around three year ago due to its long term keeper’s ill health. Unfortunately, it appears that he will never be comfortable behind the wheel again and so the decision has been taken in consultation with his family to offer it to market. Finished in two-tone Red (Tartan over Crimson) with Red leather upholstery, ‘XG 3009’ remains highly presentable. Starting readily during our recent photography session, the MG idled happily but would doubtless benefit from a thorough service and some recommissioning following its recent inactivity. A true Post-Vintage thoroughbred, this rare and handsome NA Magnette is surely deserving of another long-term custodian.

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Gomersall
07484 082430


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023

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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am

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