Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1948
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX

Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00

The MG Midgets originated with the 847 c.c. M-Type in 1928 and progressed to the 939 c.c. PB in 1936, always fitted with an overhead camshaft engine, and with the power output doubling during this period. The TA appeared in July 1936, it kept the slab tank, folding windscreen and cut-away doors which had been popularised by the J2 and its successors, but there were several major changes, which included fitting a 1292 c.c. pushrod overhead valve engine, lengthening the wheelbase by nearly 7", and replacing the cable brakes with hydraulics, which reduced the diameter of the drums from 12" to 9". The cars turned out to be more comfortable and practical than their predecessors, as well as being faster and handling better, tuned versions were soon lapping Brooklands at more than 90 m.p.h. Around 3,000 TAs were m