15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 49
 

1937 MG TA
Older restoration

Sold for £16,875

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: XSV 409
Chassis No: TA 1794
MOT: Exempt

Please Note: The Registration is XSV 409 and not SXV 409 as printed.

  • Benefits from a VW steering box conversion
  • An older restoration
  • Used regularly on club events in recent years

The first of the famous MG T-series line, the TA was introduced in 1936. Larger, faster and more comfortable than its PB predecessor, the newcomer was powered by an MPJG 1292cc OHV engine that developed some 50bhp @ 4,800rpm. Allied to four-speed manual transmission, it endowed the two-seater with a nigh-on 80mph top speed. Traditionalists may have decried the adoption of a less exotic powerplant, insulating rubber engine mounts and - after a while - synchromesh on 3rd and 4th gears but the TA had accounted for 3,003 sales by the time production ceased in 1939.

This 1937 MG TA was owned by the late vendor for just over 20 years. Believed to have been restored to a ‘high standard’ in the late 1980s/early 1990s, there is not much history before the late 1990s as the MG was exported to America with the current owner at the time. Repatriated to the UK in the late 1990s. It was purchased by a Mr Wilkinson who, in turn, carried out some light restoration in his ownership. Mr. Wilkinson then sold the MG TA to a dealer, subsequently being purchased by the later vendor in 2002 (receipt on file).

Used on many MG rallies in recent ownership, the car was always maintained to a high standard and benefits from a VW steering box conversion. There is a file full of receipts for work carried out and correspondence with MG specialists. Workshop manuals and handbooks accompany the car, as well as the current V5C. The car had not been started since the owner's passing, but the battery was always on a trickle charge. It was disconnected on the day the photographs were taken and it started straight up and once it was warm settled to a nice idle with good oil pressure. It drove well, and all lights etc. worked at the time of consignment. A charming, mellowed and ready to use MG TA.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Davis
mike.davis@handh.co.uk
07718 584217

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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