Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 7 December 2010
The P type Midget was launched in March 1934 as the replacement for the J2. It was the last in the original Cecil Kimber mold and shared similarities with previous Magnas and Magnettes. With good reports in the motoring press it was no surprise that the car sold well, with serious production starting at the end of January 1934; over two hundred cars a month were coming off the production lines.
The P type was fitted with an all new 847cc engine, with three main bearings supporting the rigid crankshaft, which allowed higher engine revolutions to be employed with safety. An improved Tecalemit oil lubrication and filtering system was a welcome addition to the engine. This system had two filters, one externally and the other was a gauze mesh in the sump, both of which ensured thorough filtering of the oil, thus prolonging the life of the crankshaft and cylinder bores. A "smooth f