Lot C534

Description:

MG K3 Replica Project
Reg. no. t.b.a.
Chassis no. LO428
Engine no. t.b.a.
The racing K3 was part of the K series of Magnette sports cars announced at the London Motor Show in 1932. It was based on the short wheelbase chassis of the two-seater K2 roadster. The K range used an overhead-camshaft six-cylinder engine of 1,087cc in order to be eligible for the perceived highly important 1,100cc class. The Monte Carlo Rally proved a good testing ground for one of the prototypes, the second was prepared for the Mille Miglia. MG entered a team of three cars in the 1933 race, in which it was assumed that an Italian entry would win, and took the top two places, vindicating Cecil Kimber’s decision to build the K3. Sporting pedigree was established.
With original K3s commanding very high prices, and combined with a low survival rate, the result has been a stream of replicas over the years and this is another in the making. The late owner of this partly built project clearly had the vision of the end result, and the quality of the workmanship thus far, has been to the highest of standards. The basis for this project is an L type MG, chassis no. LO428, which carried the registration number ABB 118. Currently on its wheels, the chassis work is mostly complete, the engine although still not assembled, appears rebuilt. The chassis is offered as a kit of parts, currently without any documentation.

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£25,000 - 30,000

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