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1938-1939 MG WA specifications


This was MG’s worthy attempt to move in on the luxury sports saloon market exploited by SS Jaguar. The war intervened before that many had been built. Available in saloon or Tickford-bodied drophead coupé, there are still roughly 25 survivors of each model worldwide. They turned out to be better appointed than the equivalent SS-Jaguars with lots of wood, leather and MG logos, and have better steering and road manners. Usually snapped up quickly when they come up for sale, add 20% to the prices given for one of those Tickford dropheads.

Production

  • Production:
    370
  • Price at launch:
    £442
  • Price (excellent)
    £50,000
  • Price (good):
    £40,000
  • Price (average):
    £30,000
  • Price (project):
    £10,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    13.5secs
  • Top speed:
    91.0mph
  • Power:
    96.0bhp
  • Torque:
    0.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    17.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and nut
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4928mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3124mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Weight:
    1232kgs

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