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Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
  Lot 68
 

1939 MG TB

Sold for £47,250

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: MXS 907
Chassis No: TB 0464
MOT: Exempt

  • 1 of just 379 examples made and the rarest of the T-type's
  • Mille Miglia eligible and Fiva registered
  • Subject to an extensive mechanical overhaul in 2019

In 1936 MG launched the TA. A successor to PB Midget, it was the first of the larger ‘T Series’, with power from an overhead-cam engine. May 1939 saw the launch of the TB, which appeared identical but boasted an entirely new ‘XPAG’ engine. It’s 1250cc had a shorter stroke, a higher rev ceiling and an increased maximum power output increased to 54.4bhp at 5,200rpm, lending itself to performance tuning. The introduction of production for the war effort brought MG car production to a temporary close in September 1939. Just a mere 379 TBs had been produced, making the model by far the rarest of the ‘T Series’ Midgets.

1 of just 379 examples made and an example of the MG TB, the rarest of the T series MGs. Finished with Black paintwork and trimmed in Red leather, ‘MXS907’ is fitted with period correct with Jaeger chronometric instruments in the dashboard and was subject to an older restoration some 20 years ago. A bit of a TV star, MXS907 was driven by Guy Martin in the Channel 4 programme, ‘Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain’. The factory original 1250cc engine is still in the car and ‘MXS907’ still retains many correct features such as the auto lube system, fuel reserve switch and TB air-inlet manifold. In 2019 the car was subject to an extensive mechanical overhaul. The body was removed in order to have the chassis fully restored, due to the chassis being encased in underseal by the previous owner. Purchased from a widow, MXS907’s documents were promised, however, they were not passed on and it was placed on an age-related plate. It is Mille Miglia eligible and is also FIVA registered. The vendor currently grades the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, transmission, gearbox and trim as ‘very good’ with the paintwork as ‘good’.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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