1936 MG VA Saloon - Significant History- Olympia Motor Show Car
Introduced for 1937, the VA series - or One and a Half Litre as it was officially known, was to be the replacement for the NB Series Magnette. Powered by a twin carburettor version of the Wolseley 12/48 engine, the MG VA was available in Tourer, Saloon and Drop Head Coupe versions.
Presented for sale here is an historically interesting MG - this car bears chassis number VA 0251 and was the first ever example of the VA Saloon produced. the car was exhibited at the 1936 Olympia Motor Show and was also used by the factory for many publicity photographs and by the press for road test reports. During this period the factory fitted the registration number ABL 999 and a photograph of the car bearing this registration is included.
There are several features which are unique to this vehicle and did not appear on production models – two notable features being the fitment of twin spare wheels and the inclusion of the special ‘Octagon’ type Lucas side-lamps, which had appeared on the MMM series MGs previously.
The car was discovered by a former owner in 1980 and subsequently exported to Holland where it underwent a meticulous restoration over the next ten years.
During the Winter of 2008/2009, the original 1936 engine was rebuilt and together with the correct gearbox were refitted to the car.
This MG VA was to return to the UK in August 2008 and with the help of the MG Car Club, the original 1936 registration number was returned to the car.
Today the car presents in very good order – a testimony to the quality of the restoration. There are many delightful period features and the original toolkit, workshop manual and various spares are also supplied. The original leather upholstery remains in extremely good condition and the whole interior exudes a delightul Art Deco ambiance.
The car comes with extensive history and period information along with photographic records of the rescue and subsequent restoration.
Early viewing is recommended. (Please note these photos were taken as she arrived today - she will be preapared this week).
For initial enquries please call us on details below19 or details below45
1968 MG C GT – £22,500
This MG C GT is a great taste of the 60’s and is a perfect example of why these cars are so desired in today’s market. Due to low sales, a short production time and for being a very controversial vehicle, the MG C has attracted attention for most of its lifespan.
This is my MGA MK1 1956 ROADSTER restoration project, it is in London and has come from the good old USA and is a restoration project ...it has fibreglass wings which I guess are for making it lighter, alloy bonnet and alloys doors and an alloy boot lid all on aluminium skins and steel frame, wrong .....
MGB Roadster V8 rebuild using a new Heritage bodyshell, to be prepared to individual specification so you can control the exterior colour to the interior trim. Fitted with a rover 3.5 V8 unit fully reconditioned and will be mated to a new 5 speed mazda gearbox. 4 pot brake system with uprated discs .....
MGB GT 3.5 V8 with new 5 speed gearbox. Fully prepared to individual specification using an original refurbished bodyshell, completely rebuilt 3.5 V8 engine along with a new 5 speed gearbox and fitted with uprated brakes and new Bilstein front suspension and uprated back axle. Exterior colour and interior .....
This is a unique opportunity to purchase the original
Hewitt Brothers of Manchester MG V8 Roadster, The Super "B"
Reg 966 LDT
This lightweight MG was built in 1992 and shown at the Manchester Motor Show in 1993.
Sporting 9" Revolution Wheels with concealed nuts and wide spats and side skirts , this .....
Based on a Alabamha rust free shell that has been chemicaly cleaned and painted with red oxide on the underside, originally going to be silver but sill in etch primer. Comes with 80% of the parts to finish including a reconditioned engine with piper stump puller cam a 4 barrel Holly and manifold. All .....
Hello and welcome fellow classic car enthusiasts.
I’ve been in business working with classic cars for over 30 years. Mostly, my experience is with classic British sports cars from the 1950s onwards, such as MG, Aston Martin, Jaguar, AC, Austin Healey, Triumph, Morgan, but over the years I’ve .....
MGCGT 1969 G/reg
This car is just nearing completion of a full renovation.
The car has been off the road since about 1992. I have a full history of the renovation listing parts and body panels.
The car has had a full bare metal repaint as can be seen in the pictures.
The Renovation is much .....
MGTF 2003/03, Metalic Silver, 74,000 miles only, 135 BHP engine & 5-speed gearbox.
The all important Multi Layer head gasket, Timing Belt, Thermostat, & Water Pump just fitted.
Full service History, Plus old MOT's.
Not the cheapest in the market place, but well worth a look
Please Call Peter .....