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1933 MG K2 Magnette

A rare car indeed, and without doubt the most sought-after of all the road going MGs, and with FIA papers.

The perfect car for all major UK & European events.

Model Type
MG K2 Magnette
Style
2-seat sports
Year
1933
Registration No.
GS 4113 (ORIG.)
Engine No.
537 AKD
Chassis No.
K2008

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The K2 was by far the rarest of the road going MGs, just 20 being sold by the factory over the period 1933-34.   Many complaints arrived at Abingdon complaining the car was underpowered for its weight, but very few had their  1086cc KB engine changed for the  much more powerful KD 1271cc engine.      It is pleasing to note that this was one of them, receiving its KD engine in 1934 (552AKD)  

The K2 shared its 7ft. 2in. chassis with the famous K3 racing car, sporting the wider 4ft. track with larger hubs and wheels, huge 13in. diameter brakes with electron drums, split track rod steering, but a manual gearbox to reduce the powerloss of the preselect option. 

K2008 resided  in the Shepstones Garage in Bristol for many, many years, unloved and gradually bowing to the weather. The records clearly show it had been rescued by 1986 and considerable work was done on the car particularily by John Northcott (a well known Bentley enthusiast).  It finally ended up in the right hands, those of Baynton Jones in Shaftesbury,  who rebuilt the car, and is chiefly as you see it today.   (Full photographic story of the rebuild accompanies the huge history file).  It was here that the nose mounted supercharger was fitted to another fully rebuilt 1271cc KD engine (537AKD)  to  give it real performance,  at first a Volumex and now a new Marshall 85 for originality, significantly increasing the BHP and speeds through the gears .  A top speed of 85mph is comfortably achievable.

A full set of raised bevel edged K series instruments covers the veneered wood dash complete with correct switches, panels and 'divers helmet' dashlamps.        The chromework is very good, and magnificently shows off the fold-down windscreen, and the unique bar- mounted Lucas headlamps,  together with octagonal side lamps and their tell-tale rear red dots.   

 The car is finished in Carmine Red with contrasting red carpeting and very fine Collingburn leather work.   The panelling displays the 'Sunburst' pattern continued onto the 'N' series MGs,   and the large comfortable bucket seats have individually piped flutes, a trade mark of the 'K' type interiors.   Full weather gear completes this  roomy, handsome car.

(Sorry, no photo, the correct front s/c apron IS with the car).

For those wishing to enter the many exotic rallies worlwide, European vintage car events or participate here at home with the VSCC or MGCC, this car does have full FIA papers,  DVLA pperwork, original buff log books and detailed rebuild and invoice files to complete a super package.       

It is the dream of many to own an MG K2. Performance with practicality .    They rarely come to the market being so few in number, and even in this changing market,  they hold their value like a real K3 does.

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