Lot 2121


1930 MG M Type
Reg. no. MG 742
Chassis no. 2045
Engine no. 2050A
Launched at the 1928 London Motor Show when the sales of the larger MG saloons was faltering because of the economic climate, the small car brought MG ownership to a new sector of the market and probably saved the company. Early cars were made in the Cowley factory, but from 1930 production had transferred to Abingdon. Despite relatively low overall performance, the M Type set the template for many of the MGs that followed and it was one of the first genuinely affordable sports cars to be offered by an established manufacturer. The M-type was also the first MG to wear the midget name that would be used on a succession of small sports cars until 1980.
This superb example was bought by its late owner in 2008 from a marque specialist, the invoice for which is in the file, in a partially restored state. Clearly the work carried out has been done to a very high standard and we understand that the owner had only just completed the restoration when he died. There is very little paperwork with the car, only a V5c and some bills relating to the purchase of the car in 2008.

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£20,000 - 25,000

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