14/40 Tourer 1926
There are many stories relating to the formative years of MG with many writers and historians each hoping that they have the definitive account of how MG came about. A known fact is that Cecil Kimber was appointed to the position of General Manager of Morris Garages Limited in 1922 having previously been the sales Manager for just over a year.
MG K1 Magnette 1931
The MG model range was already quite varied in the early thirties, when at the 1932 Motor Show several more interesting models were introduced. The very popular Magna range of MGs was complimented by the addition of what was to be known as the K Series Magnettes. The cars followed on in logical sequence from the successful J types with the K1 and K2 utilising the now familiar and well established conventional MG chassis layout.
MG C-Type Midget 1931
Shortly after its debut at the 1928 Motor Show at Olympia, a sporting version of the little 847 cc 'M' type Midget was produced specifically to compete in the Brooklands Double Twelve endurance race. It was because racing was indulged in by private individuals quite successfully, using fairly standard production cars, that Cecil Kimber decided to channel efforts into a small competitions department at Abingdon.
MG D-Type Midget 1931
The D Type Midget was in production from the latter part of 1931 to mid 1932 and was derived from the first of the MG Midget range, the M type that commenced production in late 1928. The M type was undoubtedly the first of a long line of MG's that were to make the MG sports car so popular throughout the world and it is impossible to overestimate the importance of this little car in establishing the marque and associating it with affordable and exciting sports car motoring.
MG F1 Magna 1931
In 1928 Cecil Kimber introduced an affordable sports car known as the M type Midget. It was simple, inexpensive yet proved highly successful in motor sport with its 8 horsepower 847cc Wolseley based engine. The Midget had comparable performance to the larger 14/40 and 18/ 80 models and at less than half the price of a 14/ 40 soon accounted for more than 50% of the total sales in the year following its introduction.
MG F1 Magna Salonette 1931
Launched at the latter end of 1931 in readiness for the 1932 model year were two entirely new MG models. "Motor" magazine dated September 8th 1931, billed the 12-70 h.p. Magna Six as the most interesting one, with the smaller 4 cylinder, 847 cc D type running a close second. Originally designated as the Magna Six, the car soon became known more commonly as the F type Magna and was first available in two versions either as an open four seater priced at £250 or as our feature car this month shows, a very attractive Foursome Coupe which sold for £289.
MG TA Midget 1936
In 1935, Nuffield sold the MG Car Company to Morris Motors and it was this rationalisation that lost MG its autonomy. Cecil Kimber was instructed that Abingdon was to return far higher profits and as a result the racing programme ceased with immediate effect. He was also informed that production of the Wolseley based overhead cam engines was to stop as part of the rationalisation programme which meant that building of the PA/PB and Magnette models would end.
MG YB Saloon 1951
It was in the spring of 1947 that the 11/4 litre MG saloons started to leave the factory gates at Abingdon, better known as the Y series cars, they were often thought of as the MG version of the Morris Eight series E four door saloon. It is true that the MG was based on the Morris 8 which provided the basic body shell pressings, however the power unit was sourced from the Morris 10 series M car. The prototype Y type was originally constructed in 1939 and at this stage the MG was expected to be known as the MG Ten to be launched at the 1940 Motor Show.
MG Midget 1275cc 1961
The MG Midget car revived the Midget moniker first seen with MG M Type Midget of the late 1920’s. It was based upon the successful Austin Healey (Frog Eye) Sprite but with significant body changes and similar Sprite versions continued alongside until 1971. During it’s life significant changes occurred including engine capacities rising from 948cc to 1493cc, with the most prolific being the 1275cc engined versions.
MG Midget 1500cc 1961
The MG Midget car revived the Midget moniker first seen with MG M Type Midget of the late 1920’s. It was based upon the successful Austin Healey (Frog Eye) Sprite but with significant body changes and similar Sprite versions continued alongside to 1971. During it’s life significant changes occurred including engine capacities rising from 948cc to 1493cc, with the most controversial being the 1500.
MGZR 105 & MG Express Van 2001
The MGZR was been the UK’s top selling small sporting hatchback car for a considerable period, due to it being a very sporting and economical package, fully in the MG tradition. Created from the under rated Rover 25, the ZR 105 has appealed to a very wide audience, and specifically for the cost and fashion conscious younger market. Available with a range of petrol engines starting with the 103ps K series, rising through the 117Ps 120 models, to the range topping 160ps VVC ZR160.
MG Rover ZS Saloon 2001
The MG Rover ZS range was created from the under rated Rover 45 range and unexpectedly the MG ZS180 was clearly the model that displayed the strongest MG characteristics or all the new MG saloons. This is why this model was chosen to be the base for the very competitive ZS race car that has been campaigned in the British Touring Car Championship with surprising success in view of the age and the low budget.
MG ZT & ZTT 2001
The MG ZT saloon and ZTT tourer ranges were announced in 2001 and were significant developments from the award winning and only then two year old Rover 75 ranges. The MG versions featured very sporting suspension, uprated brakes, individual engine specs, sporting gearing together with bespoke exterior and interior treatments to generate a true MG and individual character. This very comprehensively separated them from the Rover 75 range.
MG6 GT sports fastback was the first all-new MG in the UK for 16 years when introduced to the UK market in 2011. MG6 was designed by the UK based design and engineering teams at SAIC’s design centre and the SMTC technical centre based at the MG Birmingham site (Longbridge) where final assembly of the MG6 GT was also located for the UK models.
MG GS 2016
The MG GS, which has been designed and engineered in Longbridge, Birmingham, has been developed to make it drive and handle like an MG should. The chassis has been tuned to deliver agility and great handling, making the driver feel confident when they take on the most challenging of roads.
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