1932  MG  M Type

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Lot 76
1932 MG M Type

£ 18,000 - 22,000
US$ 24,000 - 30,000
1932 MG M Type
Odometer reading: tbc
MOT: Exempt



The MG M-type was manufactured from April 1929 to 1932 and was sometimes referred to as the 8/33 or Midget. Launched at the 1928 London Motor Show when sales of the larger MG saloons began to falter due to the economic climate, the small car brought MG ownership to a new sector of the market and probably saved the company. The M-Type was one of the first genuinely affordable sports cars to be offered by an established manufacturer as opposed to modified versions of factory-built saloon cars and tourers. Early bodies were fabric-covered using a wood frame; this changed to all-steel in 1931. Most cars had bodies made by Carbodies of Coventry and fitted by MG in either open two-seat or closed two-door 'Sportsmans' coupé versions. The M-type had considerable sporting success, both privately and with official teams winning gold medals in the 1929 Land's End Trial and class wins in the 1930 'Double Twelve' race at Brooklands.

The gorgeous M Type offered here was built in 1932, the final year of production, thus the body is all steel. Resplendent in shining black, with contrasting maroon wheels and seats, it was purchased by the Vendor in 2006 to form part of a comprehensive collection of significant examples of the MG marque. As with all his cars the M Type has been meticulously maintained and used regularly. Running a high compression engine, mated to a four speed gearbox makes the MG a highly useable proposition. Driven numerous times to Prescott and Silverstone, it has always provided an exciting and reliable driving experience. Now offered for sale as the Vendor is reducing the size of his collection we are sure this Midget will not disappoint its new owner.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 96 /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: 25 /25
    Body Work: 5
    Paint: 5
    Glass: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Axles: 5
    Suspension: 5
    Brakes: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 20 /20
    Seats: 5
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Trim: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10 /10
    Main components: 5
    Ancillary components: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20 /20
    Starting: 5
    Running: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5
    Mechanical components: 5

    Car History File: 1
1932  MG  M Type
1932  MG  M Type
1932  MG  M Type
1932  MG  M Type
1932  MG  M Type
1932  MG  M Type
1932  MG  M Type
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