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CC-496081

For Sale: 1938 MG TA
in Houston, Texas

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DriverSource
Driver Source
14750 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079
888-429-4982
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Description
 
This 1938 MG TA 2dr Tickford . It is equipped with a 4 Speed Manual transmission. The vehicle is Blue with a Blue Leather interior. It is offered As-Is, not covered by a warranty. - 1937 MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe Chassis No. 2758 Engine No. MPJG 3027 * Rare Tickford Coachwork by Salmons and Sons, Ltd. * Period Correct older English Restoration * Comes from a world class MG British Car Collection * Desirable Colors Well-equipped with Accessories In 1936, MG introduced the first of its famous T-Series sports cars beginning with the TA. The prewar TA firmly established the stylish look of the typical British sports car with its tall, square radiator, wire wheels, cut-down doors, folding windscreen and rear-mounted slab fuel tank and spare tire. Lower and wider than the previous PB, the two-seat TA proved very popular with its more spacious and comfortable cockpit, good handling characteristics and smoother ride. It is estimated that only a mere 260 MG TA series cars were produced in coachbuilt Tickford DHC form. The Tickford three-position drophead coupe body added elegance to the Midgets chassis, suggestive of a scaled down 31/2 litre Bentley. The chassis of the1937 MG TA presented here was finished at MG on October 10, 1938 and delivered to Salmons and Sons Ltd. of Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire for the fitting of its Tickford body No. 4347 on November 17, 1938. This Salmons job number was stamped on the back of the interior wooden trim pieces, on the back of the hood irons and on an aluminum strip on the toolbox lid all of which remain on TA2758 to this very day, along with all original brass radiator tags and part casting numbers. TA 2758 was finished on the first of December 1938 and later delivered to its first caretaker S. Collins of 506 Eastern Street, Ilford, Essex. Compared to a standard TA, the front sheet metal appears unchanged, while the doors feature flat tops and roll-up windows. Then there is the lovely, padded top. Using functional landau irons, configurable as a coupe, open in Sedanca style, or folded all the way down. Inside, a Tickfords interior is nothing short of opulent-especially when compared to the standard two-seaters. Correct and incredibly complete with original parts, is this uncommon example of the first generation T-Series restored in the United Kingdom some time before its export by an American collector in 2007 from a Mr. Symonds. The gentleman acquired the MG while working overseas and had the MG shipped to the States, where it became a jewel in his impressive British automobile and motorcycle collection throughout the following years. Painted in a favored analogous blue toned design, the dark accents compliment the folding cloth top and matching leather interior, which remain tidy and unsoiled - while the walnut garnish rails are elegantly refinished, as is the dash, with its Jaeger gauges and Bluemel banjo-style steering wheel. A few paint and cosmetic blemishes can only be expected from a nicely matured restoration as this. Other styling features include a push-out windscreen, chrome wire wheels, Lucas road lamps, rear mounted spare as well as a boxed tool compartment. A mechanical inspection of the car confirms all instruments, lights and electrical components are in proper working order including the wipers and trafficators! Driving the Tickford is an absolute joy. The finely tuned carburetors assist the motor with effortless revs to full-power. The transmission has excellent upper gear syncros, both warm and cold. The brakes are receptive and well balanced, and the suspension has a tight and responsive feel. It is easily one of the most receptive and enjoyable TAs we have ever offered. Accompanied by an original hand crank and UK (GVW 756) registration plates, this particular Roadster is an ideal find for the avid MG enthusiast. This rare TA in Tickford form is quite the candidate for many recognized automotive events Worldwide suited for touring or casual show - a great addition to any collection. Note* A TC-Type brass identification plaque was used during the restoration instead of the correct TA plaque. Priced at: $79,750.00 Offers Invited For more information, please contact: sales@driversorce.com Selling Made Simple. We buy classic European American Sports cars! One vehicle entire collections! Finders fees paid!! - Leather Interior Surface - Contact DriverSource Sales Team at 281-497-1000 or sales@driversource.com for more information. - Priced to Sell Contact Jose Romero 281-497-1000 -

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: D882
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$79,750
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Houston, TX
Zip
77079
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
0

Year
1938

VIN
2758

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Blue

Interior Details

Color(s)
Blue

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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