1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3064 Engine no. XPAGD54892

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Lot 611
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster
Registration no. PO 7233 Chassis no. J3064 Engine no. XPAGD54892

£ 20,000 - 25,000
US$ 27,000 - 34,000
Withdrawn
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster
Registration no. PO 7233
Chassis no. J3064
Engine no. XPAGD54892

Footnotes

  • Derived from the first Midget - the M type - and introduced for 1933, the two-seater J2 established the classic MG look which would characterise the Abingdon marque's sports cars into the 1950s. With its deeply cutaway doors, fold-flat windscreen and fixed cycle-type mudguards, it revealed its race-bred pedigree in every line and set the British sports car fashion for many years. This new Midget was given the factory designation 'J2' and it was announced simultaneously that a new 'super-sports' J3 model and a racing J4 would quickly follow. The Midget's 847cc, overhead-camshaft, Wolseley-derived engine was coupled to a four-speed gearbox and housed in a simple chassis frame featuring half-elliptic springing all round and cable-operated 8"-diameter brakes. Thus equipped, the lightweight J2 possessed exemplary handling and steering by the standards of the day, and was good for 65mph. Today the model is one of the most sought after of pre-war MG sports cars.
    This particular J2 Midget was delivered new to West Sussex Police and while owned by them was maintained by the MG Car Company. There are bills on file dating from August 1933 onwards including two for changes of engine (in September 1934 and February 1935!), the original being numbered '1869AJ'. Little else is known of the car's subsequent history until its acquisition circa 1960 by John Beavon, who rebuilt it using an MG TC engine and running gear while retaining the original J2 chassis. Bevan fitted 'PO 7233' with a body of his own construction and used the car for trials, winning the Six Counties Trials Championship in the 1980s. Some years later the J2 was featured on the front cover of the MG Octagon Car Club magazine (December 1990 edition) pictured at the Holker Hall Lakes Weekend. The Midget subsequently remained garaged until its acquisition by the current vendor in 2010. Re-commissioning included an engine rebuild (100 miles ago), suspension overhaul, new 16" wheels and an interior re-trim by Moto-Build (bill for £581 on file). MoT'd and taxed to July 2013, the car runs and drives without fault and is ready for MCC trials, MG circuit events and the new MG Specials class, plus a wide variety of other speed and road events. Described as in generally very good condition, this unique MG special is offered with Swansea V5C document.

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1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3064 Engine no. XPAGD54892
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3064 Engine no. XPAGD54892
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3064 Engine no. XPAGD54892
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3064 Engine no. XPAGD54892
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