MG TA 1939

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Lot No: 65
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1939 MG TA 1,328 (Not Warranted) £20,000 BUY IT NOW


In Brief:

  • A great ‘original feel’ example of a pre war MG
  • Offered in desirable ‘Maroon’
  • Original UK RHD car
  • Comes with plenty of documentation
  • One of just 3,003 TA examples manufactured

On the Surface: We are delighted to be able to offer this 1939 MG TA Sports which was acquired by The Vendor in 2021. Imported back into the UK in 2010, the car had previously crossed the Atlantic to the United States. It’s pre war Maroon coachwork is complemented by a rich history, making it an exciting prospect for any MG enthusiast or collector. This MG TA Sports has also been issued an age-correct registration plate, verified by ‘The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain’.

Maintenance: Impeccable care has been taken to ensure the longevity and performance of this MG. The documented history reveals a comprehensive maintenance record, with invoices totalling between £4,500 and £5,000. Noteworthy is a detailed invoice from January 2022, amounting to £2,644.53, covering investigations in to the car’s running state, labour and the replacement of components such as the master cylinder, spark plugs, rotor arms, rear wheel cylinders, brake pedal push rod, and a rocker cover gasket.

History: This MG TA Sports carries a captivating narrative, having been brought back to its home country after a stint in the United States. The inclusion of a letter from ‘The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain’ further solidifies its historical significance, affirming that a period correct registration plate in relation to it’s date of manufacture was issued to it upon its return to the UK. The importation process is also documented, with the freight invoice from May 2010, totalling £2,703.65.

The Model: The 1939 MG TA Sports is one car that represents the era of pre-war British motoring.

The TA Midget was brought in during 1936 to replace the PB. It was an evolution of the previous model, however, it was 3 inches wider in its track at 45 inches and 7 inches longer in it’s wheelbase at 94 inches.

Sale Insight: The decision to part ways with this MG TA Sports comes from The Vendor, who, having purchased the car during the pandemic, has seen limited usage. This presents a unique opportunity for a new owner to appreciate and cherish the classic charm of this well maintained TA.

Lot No. 65
Auction 25th April 2024 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make MG
Vehicle Model TA
Year of Manufacture 1939
Mileage 1,328 (Not Warranted)
Registration 879XUX
Date first Registered 01/10/2010 (UK)
Chassis Number TA2639
Engine Number UNKNOWN
Estimated Sale Price £20,000 BUY IT NOW

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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