1934 MG K

Factory Team Car Only Factory K3 lightweight chassis

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Cream/Brown
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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