April 2011 – 1929 18/80 Speed Model


Originally a saloon, but now wearing a genuine Speed Model body from another car, there are only about 6-8 cars in the UK with this body fitted. It’s quite a monster to drive but great fun.

Restored around 1985-1990, Mike Allison did a lot of work on it, although the spares situation is very poor.

Owner: John Venables
Make/model: 18/80 Speed Model
Month/year of manufacture: 1929
Colour: Black
Engine size/type :2600cc OHC
BHP: 60?
Top speed: 80mph
Gearbox type: 3 speed crash box
Area: Oxford
Date purchased: 2008
Pet name of car: “Black Beauty”

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We're pleased to announce that the AWC's traditional Octagonal Events Calendar for 2019 has been uploaded to www.mgabingdon.org.uk/resources/awc-octagonal-calendar/

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What is it about MG that makes it far more than just a car to its owners? Here's the first episode of our 5 part series, #MadeInAbingdon, where two young owners talk about the love for their MGs. #ArtOfMotoring
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Our Car of The Month for December is Adrian Bennett's immaculate Oxford Blue 1995 RV8.

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The Abingdon Works Centre were honoured to be asked to attend the launch of Abingdon’s Poppy Festival, along with some red MGs, on a chilly Saturday 27th October.

More about the day, along with some photos at www.mgabingdon.org.uk/galleries/2018-events/abingdon-poppy-festival/
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