1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432

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Lot 121
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater
Registration no. ARH 701 Chassis no. L0432

Sold for £ 74,250 (US$ 102,127) inc. premium
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater
Registration no. ARH 701
Chassis no. L0432
Odometer reading: N/A
MOT Expiry: N/A

*MG L1 K3 project car
*Dry stored in a barn since 1978
*Extensive history file


Replacing the MG F-Type, the MG L-Type was launched in 1933 and is seen as one of the best pre-war MGs. The K3 edition of the L1 was effectively the racing variant, and featured the same 1,087cc straight-six engine as the standard car, but with the addition of a supercharger. Early cars initially used a Powerplus supercharger, however in later cars this was replaced by a Marshall unit.

This 1933 two-seater car was previously restored by an enthusiast between March 1960 and July 1965, however the car has been in storage since 1978. The car comes with an extensive history file, and is offered with a current V5C, quantity of expired MOTs from the 1960s and 70s, buff logbook, MG instruction manual, and a parts list. Photographs are also included in the history file, including images of the late vendor competing at Silverstone. The car is registered with the MMM Register.

The car is fitted with a Marshall supercharger, a 4-speed manual crash box, and 13" Electron drum brakes. Sadly the engine currently does not run, as when climbing the Prescott Hill Climb in 1978, the engine ran a big end bearing. The car has been stored in a barn ever since. An excellent example that presents a stunning opportunity to rebuild a highly effective, supercharged, two-seat, pre-war motorcar.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 41/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 12/25
    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 2
    Glass: 2
    Paint: 2
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 8/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
    Headlining: 2
    Seats: 2
    Trim: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 8/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 1
    Starting: 1
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 8/20
    Axles: 2
    Brakes: 2
    Gearbox/Clutch: 2
    Suspension: 2

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2/10
    Ancillary components: 1
    Main components: 1

    Car History File: 3
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1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
1935 MG L1 'K3 Special' Two-Seater  Chassis no. L0432
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