1939 MG TA
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 3
Year : 1939
Engine Size : 1292cc
Colour : Primrose
Registration No. : YXG 811
Chassis No. : # 14178430
Engine No. : MPJG2871
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


As the vendor of this Primrose-coloured right-hand drive TA rightly notes, very few examples of the model remain unrestored these days. This apparently still unmolested one was repatriated from Arizona in 2010, since when it has been retained in dry storage. The vendor informs us that the body and chassis are rust-free but that the body's wooden framework is in need of some attention. Evidently 'YXG 811' is almost 100 percent complete and apparently 'starts and drives nicely', and the vendor sums up the MG's current condition as follows: engine and transmission 'good', bodywork and paintwork 'average', and interior trim and electrical equipment 'poor'. He feels the TA's restoration 'will be straightforward and the MG will make a beautiful car when it's done'. A perfect project for the Winter nights ahead. Introduced in 1936, the TA Midget remained virtually unchanged throughout its four years of production, during which 3,003 examples were manufactured.