1936 MG PB

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    52
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

English title
Chassis n ° PB0540
Engine n° 797APB

- Eligible for the most prestigious events
- Matching numbers
- 479 units produced
- No reserve

Evolution of the J2 model, the MG PB distinguished itself in particular by an engine with 3 bearings and of a bigger displacement, as well as shorter gear ratios than the PA version. This delightful and efficient roadster with an overhead camshaft engine did very well in several prestigious competitions including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 (16th overall) and the Mille Miglia.
Delivered new in England in April 1936 to Dr. D. O. Wharton in the Manchester area, this adorable PB has its original registration book which makes it easy to retrace part of its history. It also has its original registration and is listed in the MG registry. Restored comprehensively between 2011 and 2012, it was bought in Italy by its current owner, who took part in the historic Milles Miglia in 2012. In lovely condition and driving very well, the car was serviced in December 2016, including an overhaul of the carburetors. With the typical British roadster look from the 1930s, the PB originally developed 43bhp from a displacement of 939cc, and being a real lightweight, it performed most impressively. Now eligible in the most important international historical events, this rare car will be a real joy to the gentleman driver, for casual drives as well as racing.