Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1939
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Tan
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

MG added the all-new 1 1/2 liter VA to their range at the 1936 London Motor Show, cataloging three body styles, a four-door saloon, a four seat tourer and the Tickford folding head foursome (drophead coupé), the latter coachwork manufactured by Salmons & Sons Ltd. of Newport Pagnell. The 1,548cc, overhead valve engine was fed by twin SU carburetors and generated a useful 54bhp, driving through a four-speed gearbox, combining to give the car lively performance and good fuel economy.

This is an example of the 'folding head foursome', a handsome style intrinsically British in its design, and offering the options of a completely lowered top, an entirely closed car or a half-way house, of the driving seats being in the open and the passengers sheltered. It was a style much favored in the U.K. and frequently visible on Jaguars, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and other marques in the immediate pre-war years.

The car resided in its former ownership for 26 years and approximatel