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  • RefCode: TA1120987
  • Make: MG
  • Model: BULL NOSE SUPER SPORTS SALONETTE. 14/28HP
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,925
  • Mileage (Miles): 96,000
  • Mileage (KM): 154,497
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Currency: GBP

1925 MG Bull Nose Super Sports Salonette. 14/28hp Chassis number: 90553 Registration number: MO 6709 An Historic car; This is the earliest MG in the world to have survived in a complete and unmolested state (except for the one-off, non-production special known as `Old Number One') This car is in fully restored order having been comprehensivley gone through by renowned early MG expert Mr Fred Body. Although both were started and owned by William Morris, Morris Motors Ltd and Morris Garages Ltd operated as separate businesses. Appointed General Manager of the latter in 1922, Cecil Kimber was the concessionaire for Morris Cars in Oxfordshire but also free to retail other marques or indeed try and create his own. The first Morris Garages (MG) cars were special-bodied Morris Cowleys but Kimber soon turned his attention to the more powerful Morris Oxford which was revamped for 1925 with a six-inch longer wheelbase and twelve-inch diameter four-wheel drum brakes. That season's MG Super Sports range comprised two- and four-seater Tourers and an elegant two-door Salonette; all clothed by Carbodies of Coventry. As well as bespoke coachwork, MG 14/28 models differed from their Morris Oxford siblings by way of the following: a raked steering column, lower instrument panel, repositioned throttle pedal (moved from the centre to the right), relocated handbrake, improved suspension (flatter leaf springs, better dampers) and careful polishing and re-assembly of the engine. Road testing a MG 14/28 in October 1925, Motor Sport magazine found it capable of 65mph and far more suited to the needs of a sporting driver. Total Super Sports production for the 1925 model year amounted to just 125 cars of which only six were Salonettes. Considerably more expensive than their open brethren (£475 vs £350), the enclosed boat-tailed 2+2-seaters sported such niceties as a V-shaped four-piece windscreen, oval rear window, glass roof vent, rear tool locker (resembling a fuel tank), marine-inspired scuttle vents, sliding glass side windows and twin side-mounted spare wheels. Painted to a customer's choice they could be trimmed with leather or Bedford Cord. The earliest MG in the world to have survived in a complete and unmolested state (except for the one-off, non-production special known as `Old Number One'), chassis 90553 left the Morris assembly line without coachwork on 8th May 1925. Dispatched to Morris Garages and Carbodies of Coventry thereafter, it was not issued with the Berkshire registration number `MO 6709' until 9th December 1925. Migrating to Wiltshire before WW2, the 14/28 Super Sports was resident in Rettendon, Essex by the 1970s. Acquired by the Sharpe family that same decade, the Salonette was displayed at their Ramsgate Motor Museum until 2005 when Christie's auctioned its contents. After Purchase by famed early MG restorer Mr Fed Body the car was inspected & the wide planks which sit atop the chassis rails and often rot were not only perfectly serviceable but still carried their original body number stamping 3888. The aluminium body panels were similarly well preserved. The engine and gearbox were thoroughly overhauled. The Bullnose radiator carries a badge identifying the car as `The MG Super Sports Morris Oxford'. The instruments and switchgear are all original and the interior beautifully trimmed in Red leather with brocade detailing plus interior lights, roof nets and Morris Garages kick plates etc. Proudly displayed at Silverstone as part of the `MG 90' anniversary celebrations, the 14/28 Super Sports has been very sparingly used since its refurbishment. It starts readily with the engine has yet to be `run in'. The whole car is in immaculate order throughout and could quite happily grace a concours field & win prizes. An utterly charming Vintage saloon in its own right as well as a historically important MG, `MO 6709' recently graced the front cover of `Enjoying MG' magazine (November 2017) and was the subject of six-page article within it. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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  • RefCode: TA1136155
  • Make: MG
  • Model: 18/80 MK I SPEED MODEL
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,930
  • Mileage (Miles): 18,000
  • Mileage (KM): 28,968
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1930 MG 18/80 MK I Speed Model For Sale. Registration: WL 7125 Chassis no: 6630 Engine no: JC10792 Mileage: 17,000 Since Restoration In the mid to late 1920s MG was still very much under the wing of parent company Morris and its owner William, but boss Cecil Kimber was keen to establish it as a completely separate company with unique products, as opposed to modified versions of more mundane Morris machines. The 18/80 MG Six of 1928 was hence the first genuine MG with its bespoke chassis and importantly trademark MG radiator surround. Kimbers marketing chaps made plenty of this fact, stressing it was quite unlike anything on offer from Morris and the only place one could experience the new (almost) 2.5 litre straight six engine. In a move that was the polar opposite of what some would describe as the cynical badge engineering foisted upon MG in the post Second War years, only the very best of materials were employed with huge attention to detail, some of which was invisible once the car was built. The 18/80 was fitted with the 2468cc six cylinder engine derived from the stillborn Morris Light Six unit. Substantially redesigned with a new block and twin horizontal SU carburettors tucked down below the exhaust manifold, its duplex chain driven overhead camshaft helped it to an impressive 60 bhp with bucket loads of torque to match. A cork clutch transferred the engines output to the rear axle via a three speed crash gearbox and torque tube. Bespoke MG front and rear axles were suspended via semi-elliptic springs damped by Mr Hartfods excellent friction units and while early examples utilised Perrot-style brakes, these were later replaced by cables assisted by a Clayton Dewandre Servo resulting in a highly effective system. The Marles frictionless steering gear came in for almost universal acclaim and the relatively large machines handling and road-holding was praised effusively. The end result was a very expensive vehicle (£695 in 1930) and though the headline grabbing MG Midgets won races and broke records left right and centre, the 18/80 was still a quick car. Only some five-hundred made in total, production ended early in 1931, stocks of new examples were still available well into 1934. WL 7125 began life in 1930 wearing saloon coachwork, she was re-bodied in the 50s to the open tourer style you see today. In 2001 under the ownership of John Hart (an aeronautical engineer) a full restoration was undertaken, stripped back down to the bare chassis, every inch was fettled to perfection thus resulting in a truly magnificent car. The Engine has covered a mere 17,000 since the restoration, amounting to 1k a year. She still runs beautifully and pulls a long with an impressive amount of torque. The body is finished in Black and Blue; Black to the wings and fabric body and Blue to the wings, wheels and interior. This is a striking and period correct colour combination that truly stands out in heavy sunshine. The current owner (a friend of Mr Hart) purchased the 18/80 in 2009 and has kept up the highly level of maintenance that was carried out under Mr Harts tenure. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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