May 2013 – 1925 MG Super Sports

History

First registered in Bucks in 1925, it belonged to a succession of doctors in the same family (the Young family) who lived in Old Basing, Hanpshire and worked at Winchester Hospital. At the outbreak of WW2, the then owner joined the Army Medical Corps based in Aldershot, where the owner’s address is given in the log book as “Officers’ Mess, Aldershot”.

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At some stage, either during or soon after the war, most of the coachwork was removed and the car was converted for agricultural use as a hay cutter.

When the current owner acquired it in 1992, it was very dilapidated and still had the chain sprockets, which drove the hay mowers, attached to the rear hubs! The current owner restored the car over a period of 11 years.

Owner: Chris Keevill
Make/model: M.G. Super Sports 4-seater
Month/year of manufacture: Chassis built and tested 8th January 1925. Despatched from the factory 12th January 1925. Registered 9th February 1925
Colour: Dark blue/Aluminium
Engine size/type: 1802cc 4 cylinder sidevalve, 13.9 RAC HP
BHP: Approximately 40bhp
Top Speed: 65
Gearbox type: 3-speed & reverse, no syncromesh
Area: Near Wokingham, Berks
Date purchased: 1992

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