<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763

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Lot 53
1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE

Sold for US$ 74,800 inc. premium
1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE
Coachwork by Tickford

Chassis no. CH SA 1513
Engine no. QPHG 1763

2,062cc OHV 6- Cylinder engine
Twin SU-Carburetors
75bhp at 4,200rpm
Four speed manual transmission
Four wheel Lockheed hydraulic brakes
Independent front and solid axle rear suspension

*Rarely seen "Big" MG
*Attractive Tickford coachwork
*Lots of Style and quality at a reasonable price point
*Finely restored and presented



THE MG SA

Launched at the 1935 Motor Show, the SA represented a new departure for MG. The first all-new model to be introduced since the company's acquisition by Morris Motors, it was considerably larger than any previous MG and caused a certain amount of consternation amongst enthusiasts who feared an abandonment of virtues embodied by the marque's nimble sports cars. They need not have worried, for although based on the Wolseley Super Six and aimed at the luxury car market, the SA received sufficient input from MG founder and designer Cecil Kimber to transform it into a car worthy of the famous octagon badge. Originally of 2,026cc, the overhead-valve Wolseley six had been enlarged to 2,288cc by the time SA production commenced and was further stretched to 2,322cc in 1937. With 75bhp propelling a car weighing around a ton-and-a-half, acceleration was necessarily leisurely; nevertheless, the SA could cruise comfortably at 60-70mph and had a genuine top speed approaching 85mph. A Tickford-bodied drophead coupé and Charlesworth-bodied open tourer completed the range. By the time production ceased in 1939, 2,738 SAs of all types had left the factory.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered from a prominent private collection, this finely presented MG SA has been subject to a recent two-year restoration. Expertly finished in an attractive black and burgundy that compliments the MG's long, flowing lines, the interior has been beautifully trimmed in burgundy hides with lavish woodwork and door panel details. The instrument cluster is striking and just as finely restored as the rest of the car.

The engine bay is equally as tidy with the handsome six-cylinder engine well turned out. The beauty is not skin deep – the car starts and drives as well as it looks. Close examination leaves little doubt of the quality of this restoration.

These MGs are an excellent value. With elegant, stately looks and good performance, they are a fraction of the price of the Jaguar or Bentley equivalents. Example as beautifully restored as this one are seldom seen on the market and this one is highly recommended.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car is titled with chassis number SA1513 and as a 1937.
Contacts
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
<B>1938 MG SA DROP HEAD COUPE<BR />Coachwork by Tickford<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CH SA 1513<BR />Engine no. QPHG 1763
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