1934 MG K

Factory Team Car Only Factory K3 lightweight chassis

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1934
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Cream/Brown
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Registration Number: 1934 MG Chassis Number: K3-026
It was in the winter of 1932 that two K3 prototypes took shape in the racing department at the Abingdon factory, both utilising supercharged 1100cc engines on specially made chassis upon which were mounted modified C-type racing bodies. One of the cars was entered in the Monte Carlo Rally and it proved to be the fastest car on the Mont des Mules hillclimb section, breaking the class record easily. The other car, accompanied by Reg Jackson and a team of drivers, went to Italy to make an entry in the Mille Miglia. This was a grueling 1000 mile race on public roads which had always been dominated by home teams such as Maserati. The prototype was pushed to the limit around sections of the Mille Miglia course on a reconnaissance mission prior to the event; with the intention to show up any weaknesses in the car, and