1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 303
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports
Registration no. OJ 4081 Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678

Sold for £ 40,000 (US$ 50,372) inc. premium
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports
Registration no. OJ 4081
Chassis no. F1430
Engine no. 1678

Footnotes

  • General Manager of Oxford-based Morris Garages, Cecil Kimber brought sports car motoring within the financial reach of the man in the street with a succession of affordable MGs. These were, naturally enough, based on existing Morris models, arguably the most famous and certainly the most influential being the Midget, the first version of which appeared in 1928 at the London Motor Show. The first - M-Type - Midget was based on modified Morris Minor running gear and used the latter's 847cc single-overhead-camshaft four-cylinder engine. It was its delightful two-seater body that set the little MG apart from its humbler progenitor though. Manufactured by Carbodies of Coventry, it was narrow, light in weight and adorned by a most attractive boat tail. The latter feature was missing from the four-seater D-Type Midget that arrived in 1931, replaced by a sloping back with accommodation for a spare wheel. Broadly similar to the D-Type and introduced at the same was the six-cylinder F-Type Magna that, like its equally new four-cylinder stablemate, used a development of the under-slung chassis first seen on the racing C-Type Midget, but of longer wheelbase. Wolseley, also owned by William Morris, had been responsible for the Minor engine, and it was this unit in 12hp, 1,271cc, six-cylinder form that powered the Magna. The latter looked every inch a proper MG but possessed greater refinement than the fours thanks to its smoother, torquier and relatively vibration-free six-cylinder engine. Introduced in 1932, the F2 version boasted 12” brakes (replacing the original 8” drums) and Midget two-seater coachwork, while the mechanically similar F3 was a four-seater tourer.
    This F2 Magna was purchased via Bramley in May 2003 having previously belonged to Brian and Elizabeth Wigg, who restored it during the 1990s. One of 14 survivors out of a total of 41 F2s built, the car has enjoyed only six owners from new, including the current vendor, and was originally red with matching upholstery. We are advised that it has been kept garaged, used sparingly and is running well, although the engine would benefit from tuning. A missing speedometer drive (inner) cable is the only fault notified. Finished in black with matching interior, ‘OJ 4081’ is comes complete with full windscreen and is offered with history, restoration bills, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5.
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
1932 MG F2 Magna Sports  Chassis no. F1430 Engine no. 1678
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.