1937 MG VA Four Seat Tourer - excellent condition (1937)




1937 MG VA Four Seat Tourer - excellent condition
Previously sold by us 34 years ago
Ownership history dating back to 1941
Restored to an excellent standard with the work completed around 2006 - concours award winner
Introduced in 1937 the VA Series - or One and a Half Litre as it was officially known, was to be the replacement for the NB Series Magnette. Powered by a twin carburettor version of the Wolseley 12/48 engine, the MG VA was available in Tourer, Saloon and Drop Head Coupe versions.
These larger MGs are well suited to continental and longer distance touring and events and offer ample accommodation.
The smallest of the MG ‘SVW’ range, the VA, or One and a Half Litre, to give it the full title, was first shown at the 1936 Motor Show. It was effectively the replacement for the previous NB Series Magnette and was very much like a scaled down version of the recently introduced 2 Litre, or SA model.
As with the larger model, the new VA was available as a saloon, drophead coupe, or a four-seat tourer. Powered by a twin carburettor version of the 1548cc Wolseley 12/48 engine, the VA Tourer was capable of 75 mph and with the windscreen folded flat, and was found to achieve 81 mph when road tested by ‘The Light Car’ magazine, who enthused over the impressive specification as well as the performance.
In total 2407 VA models were produced in the three coachwork styles, before production ceased with the outbreak of war.
This MG VA Tourer is extremely smart being finished in a shade of red very close to the original, she also has superb leather upholstery following a high-quality restoration which was complete around 2005/6.
The engine was rebuilt using a later block and the clutch converted to a dry unit as with the later models. There is a report in the MGCC archives of a new body tub being used during the restoration this being supplied by SVW Services. She has a new quality hood and side screens and a full tonneau cover.
In summary, a very comfortable and capable sporting Tourer – ready to enjoy have a look at the video on our website.
For initial enquiries and to arrange your appointment to view, please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945

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  • Year: 1937
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red

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Robin Lawton

Hants, United Kingdom

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