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MG SA Tickford Drophead Coupe

Lot No

117

Make

MG

Model

SA Tickford Drophead Coupe

Year

1939

Vehicle Registration

Un-Reg

Chassis Number

SA/2896

Engine Number

T.B.A.

CC

2322

Body Colour

Grey

MOT Expiry

Exempt

Estimate

£24000 - 26000*

Details

As a result of MG's sale to Morris Motors in 1935, rationalisation was the company's priority during 1935, and all new models shared as many parts as possible with other members of the burgeoning Nuffield Organisation. First off the stocks was the all-new 2 Litre (subsequently dubbed the SA). It was a large car by MG standards that was only available as a four-door Saloon at launch, but subsequently offered in Tourer and Tickford Drophead Coupe guise as well. Power came from a tuned version of the straight-six Morris QPHG OHV engine, initially in 2288cc form but later enlarged to 2322cc - the 75bhp output was sufficient to endow the MG with a top speed of up to 85mph.

This right-hand drive SA Tickford 3 position Cabriolet was manufactured in 1939 and we are informed that the engine, gearbox and axles are all 'part' restored and the frame plus body are in 'good' shape finished in primer with the work taking place in the 1980's before 'SA2896' was dry stored. Offered for sale by its long-term keeper the MG is offered with its import paperwork. A rewarding and interesting project.

* All hammer prices are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)

Date
29/03/2017

Location
Imperial War Museum Duxford