1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067

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Lot 525
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster

Sold for £ 28,750 (US$ 36,370) inc. premium
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster
Registration no. XJ 6721
Chassis no. J3067
*Traditional MG sports car
*Restored in the mid-2000s
*Present ownership since 2014
*Eligible for MG Car Club and MG Owners Club events

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.

    Delivered new to coachbuilder-turned-motor-dealer Cockshoot's in Manchester, this particular J2 Midget was fully restored approximately ten years ago and has been in dry storage ever since. The previous owner purchased the MG in 2005 and completed the restoration, which included an engine rebuild using parts supplied by Barry Walker MG (bills on file). A major service was carried out in November 2013 by Ian McPherson & Sons, Manchester and then in 2014 the Midget was purchased by the current owner, who has used and maintained it since then. The history file contains copy correspondence (1933-1935) from the MG Car Co concerning replacement of the cylinder head; a copy of the original guarantee card; an original MG 1932 sales brochure; a copy parts catalogue; sundry restoration invoices; and a V5C document.

    A very tidy example, running and driving well, this J2 Midget is ready for MG Car Club and MG Owners Club events, plus a wide variety of other speed and road competitions.
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1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster  Chassis no. J3067
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