1962 MG 1100

FIA papers historic saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Registration Number: TBA Chassis Number: TBA
Introduced in 1962 the MG 1100 became the first small MG sports saloon, the start of a line of front wheel drive MG saloons that would continue (albeit with a break in between) until the late 1980’s, in some ways the MG 1100 could also be seen as the Grandparent to today’s front wheel drive "Hot Hatches”.
The MG 1100 used the usual BMC 1100 bodyshell, this time featuring an enlarged MG grille which dwarfed the front grilles on all other 1100 saloons. Mechanically the MG 1100 used the same set-up as the rest of the range; it did however share the twin carbs and three branch manifold with its sporting sister model, the Riley (1100) Kestrel. The twin carb MG 1100 produced a sprightly 55bhp, enough power to turn this small car into an entertaining sports saloon.
This charming MG 1100 has been built to an impressive race specification. A significant amount of time has been put into this car with the necessary upgrades required for com