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O/T - Lovely 1933 MG K2 Supercharged Magnette at auction

Posted by ThomasH84 
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Thomas Horsley
Woolton, England, United Kingdom   gbr

I noticed this lovely - and rare - MG for sale at auction this week in the national press today. I thought I'd share it with you all. I wish I had (a) a garage and (b) around £60,000 to spend... The car looks lovely and it has genuine 'rallying history' too (+ a Scottish connection!)

Take a look (with pics):

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&screen=lotdetailsNoFlash&iSaleItemNo=4465312&iSaleNo=17263&iSaleSectionNo=3

Let me know if anyone buys it, so I can have a ride smiling smiley

Brgds,

Tom
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Mike The Wiz Barnes
STL, MO, USA   usa
1969 MG MGB GT
1971 MG MGB GT "Blueberry"
1979 MG MGB "PopTop"
2000 Ford Ranger SC4x4
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor

Very nice!



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1971 MGBGT, overdrive, Limey relay and fuse kits, Rick Ingram struts all round, Jeff Schlemmer points distributor, mgccars.com alternator, Basil Adams camshaft and side cover, Eurospec tail lights, 1976 dashboard and console, 1999 Chevy cavalier seats, GM heater motor and fan with Ford 3 speed controller, Ford Merkur/Sierra parcel shelf, cruise control.

1979 B, Olds 215 engine with 1996 Landrover heads, Carter AFB, Camaro T5 gearbox, Limey relay kit, Rick Ingram struts all round, mgccars alternator, Jeff Schlemmer distributor with Petronix, Eurospec tail lights, cruise control, 99 Pontiac Sunfire seats.

1969 MGBGT, Miata seats, late centre console, apart from that it's stock!
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Owen Frankland
Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, United Kingdom   gbr
1937 MG TA "Numbum"
1971 MG MGB GT "The Bruise"
2002 MG ZR

I know the car well. It belongs to a friend of mine.

It's every bit as good as it's described. See my website for more details.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2009 11:45AM by oily-hands.
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Thomas Horsley
Woolton, England, United Kingdom   gbr

Well, it was featured in a video in the online edition of the Independent today.

http://www.independent.co.uk/video/show/?play=/News/Rare%20MG%20goes%20under%20the%20hammer (fast forward to -50 seconds)
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LaVerne Downey
Fruita, Colorado, USA   usa
1952 MG TD
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB

Think I'd prefer mine to look like this.

Carb doesn't look right. Looks like its off an MGB.
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LaVerne Downey
Fruita, Colorado, USA   usa
1952 MG TD
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB

Another shot

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George Herschell Avatar
Webster, NY, USA   usa
1966 MG MGB

The racing version is nice but I think the K-2 in full body trim with history is just as
rare as the racing version.
My only wish is that would have been done in BRG. Now let me get this figured out. 60,00
pounds equates to about $120,000. Add shipping, insurance, and delivery fees and it does
become quite pricey. But if it should turn up in my garage or driveway I certainly wouldn't send it back.

George Herschell
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Rich McKie
Steveston, B.C., Canada   can
1997 MG MGF "VVC"

It's a bargain compared to the original K3 that went for 321,000. Pounds Sterling at the H&H auction in September. :eyepop:
Steve S Avatar
Lost in the California mountains, USA   usa
1925 Ford Model T
1939 Ford V8
1949 MG TC
1953 MG Y-Type Saloon
1958 MG MGA   → more

The K3 wasn't even a completely original one. It was built from a scrapped frame with spare parts. Real in the sense that it is all K3 parts, but was not assembled by the factory. The serial number has been changed to reflect that. Most K3s you see are K1 and K2 models rebuilt and re-bodied to K3 specification.




Clay Johnston
Mt. Olive, MS, USA   usa
1972 MG MGB

VERY nice example.
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Owen Frankland
Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, United Kingdom   gbr
1937 MG TA "Numbum"
1971 MG MGB GT "The Bruise"
2002 MG ZR

In reply to a post by George Herschell The racing version is nice but I think the K-2 in full body trim with history is just as
rare as the racing version.
My only wish is that would have been done in BRG. Now let me get this figured out. 60,00
pounds equates to about $120,000. Add shipping, insurance, and delivery fees and it does
become quite pricey. But if it should turn up in my garage or driveway I certainly wouldn't send it back.

George Herschell

At todays rates £60,000 is only $100,301. You could save on shipping costs by leaving it with me. I'd look after it and drive it properly. You could visit whenever youi wanted. grinning smiley



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Rick Ingram
Saint Joseph, Illinois, USA   usa
1968 MG MGC
1969 MG MGC
1972 MG MGB "Mallard"
1974 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion
1978 MG MGB

In reply to a post by Steve S The K3 wasn't even a completely original one. It was built from a scrapped frame with spare parts. Real in the sense that it is all K3 parts, but was not assembled by the factory. The serial number has been changed to reflect that. Most K3s you see are K1 and K2 models rebuilt and re-bodied to K3 specification.

Kinda like an MGB/GT V8 I know of...... smiling smiley



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Jeff Schlemmer
Minnesota, USA   usa
George Herschell Avatar
Webster, NY, USA   usa
1966 MG MGB

Owen,

If only that were possible. If I could afford the $100,000 I'd come over and "hand carry" it back
somehow. Or ride in the container with it. Or better yet if money were no object I'd have it flown
over here. That was done with a good many cars on the "Around the World rallye a few years go.
We got to see the cars when they came through our area, and I fololwed their progress every day on
the internet and could only be amazed at what it took to run that event.

George Herschell
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Owen Frankland
Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, United Kingdom   gbr
1937 MG TA "Numbum"
1971 MG MGB GT "The Bruise"
2002 MG ZR

George, I wish I could afford it too.

It really is an amazing car and the sound of that blown straight six is out of this world.

I'd love to do some of the things that folk with money can do but not only has the UK economy tanked, my economy has tanked as well. grinning smiley



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Take the time to understand what a part does and how it does it, then you'll have a better understanding of how to fix it when it goes wrong. Beats the scattergun approach every time.

Ignition testing made easy.

Making your MGB handbrake work

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Life with an MG TA and an MGB GT in the UK.
George Herschell Avatar
Webster, NY, USA   usa
1966 MG MGB

Owen,

I know what you maean about the sound of the engine. I had the good fortune to ride with Bob Herlin
in his K-3 many years ago. That was the ex Whitney Sstraight car that is now owned by Peter Best I believe.
It was in New Hampshire and the sound echoiing through the hills of New Hampshire was enough to make
a grown man cry.
Here is the drawing I did of that car.

George Herschell

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Mark Lambert
San Francisco Bay Area, USA   usa

So I'm not a K-series expert, but the description says the car doesn't have the original motor. Wouldn't that be a Big Deal when you're asking $100K for the car, or is it considered acceptable to switch out motors for cars of that era?
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Owen Frankland
Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, United Kingdom   gbr
1937 MG TA "Numbum"
1971 MG MGB GT "The Bruise"
2002 MG ZR

That's a stunning picture, George. You have real talent.

Mark. There will be very few cars of that era with the original engines still in them. Many were used in competition and engines failed pretty quickly and would be replaced with a later, better engine.

Also some of these cars were actually donors of engines to the racing boys and when found years later for restoration there wouldn't be an engine there.

It's accepted as long as the engine is of the correct type. The engine in the K2 is of the correct type and accepted by the VSCC and FIA.



Member of The International Society of Luddites (Unrepentant Chapter).

Take the time to understand what a part does and how it does it, then you'll have a better understanding of how to fix it when it goes wrong. Beats the scattergun approach every time.

Ignition testing made easy.

Making your MGB handbrake work

My You Tube Channel

Life with an MG TA and an MGB GT in the UK.
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