1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941
Lot 521
1934 MG Midget PA Tourer
£30,000 - 40,000
US$ 39,000 - 51,000

Lot Details
1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941 1934 MG Midget PA Tourer  Chassis no. PA0941
1934 MG Midget PA Tourer
Registration no. CKE 70
Chassis no. PA0941
*Matching numbers
*Original registration
*Restored in the 2000s
*Good history file

Footnotes

  • 'This latest model is a marked improvement in all respects over its forbears,' reported The Autocar magazine after road-testing the new P-Type Midget in November 1934. A replacement for the successful J2 Midget, the PA followed the general lines of its predecessor but was equipped with a new and more robust version of MG's 847cc, four-cylinder, overhead-camshaft engine benefiting from a cross-flow cylinder head; stronger, three-bearing crankshaft; and better lubrication. Chassis alterations, many resulting from competition experience, included a longer wheelbase, strengthened transmission, and 12"-diameter (up from 8") brakes. MG's advertising claimed that 'In all there are over one hundred new and improved features'. Top speed was in the region of 75mph.

    Built in two- and four-seater variants, the PA in the latter form was the last Midget to offer sports car motoring for enthusiasts with a family. Some 2,000 PAs were produced between 1934 and 1935 when the model was superseded by the relatively short-lived PB. The classical lines of the traditional MG sports car continued on the successor 'T' series, and today these wonderful little cars, whose lines and driving characteristics are so redolent of pre-war days, remain highly sought after by enthusiasts.

    This particular four-seater PA Midget was acquired in 1950 by motor sports journalist, Arthur Day, who owned it for over 30 years. Subsequently sold to an American collector (in the 1980s), the car was then treated to ongoing restoration until circa 2000. Since then it has benefited from a 'last nut and bolt' rebuild, which included a new timber body frame, a bare-metal re-spray, and overhauls of the brakes, starter motor, and Marles-Weller steering mechanism. A photographic record of the restoration is available, and the car also comes with a good history file containing previous-owner correspondence, shipping documents, old MoTs, etc.

    The enthusiast vendor purchased the Midget at a UK auction in 2010, since when it has formed part of his private collection and been carefully maintained by his own mechanic. Benefiting from a recent rebuild of the dynamo, the car is currently running and driving very sweetly. A delightful post-Vintage thoroughbred touring car.
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