1933 MG K3 rep.
A post production MG K3 that moves almost into a class of its own.
A meticulous restoration on a genuine factory K series chassis to the highest possible standard.
- Model Type
- MG K3 rep.
- 2-seat sports
- Registration No.
- AGT 464
- Engine No.
- Chassis No.
- K 0302
1933 POST-PRODUCTION MG K3 on chassis No. K0302
Originally, K0302 started life as a 4-seat tourer, but after being found derelict with no bodywork the decision was taken as early as 1983 to convert it to K3 specification. Much work was done before the unfinished car was purchased in 2007 by the current meticulous owner, who set about finishing the project to exacting K3 specification with input from leading mechanical and bodywork engineers putting the finished vehicle in a class almost of its own.
Totally restored chassis with correct specification cross-bracing, 7’ 10½” wheelbase, K3 hubs, wheels and split-track rod steering operated through Adamant steering gear. The engine has been totally restored by SPB Historics with a 1500cc new steel block, long stroke nitrided c/balanced crankshaft, Carrillo pattern rods, forged pistons and a gas flowed big valve cylinder head. (Full spec. sheet readily available). It does what it says on the tin producing an amazing 160bhp on petrol, and plenty of torque making it very tractable to drive. This powerful engine is coupled to a newly geared Wilson pre-select gearbox and supercharged via a 1578cc swept volume Roots type supercharger, fed by a 2¼" vintage pattern SU with twin T4 float bowls. The high ratio 4.3:1 back axle produces 21mph per 1000 revs. in top! (be careful how you tell the wife?). A set of brand new 500 x 19 Blockleys have just been fitted.
The properly proportioned slab-tank bodywork is by Dave Cooksey and is presented with a correctly patterned Brooklands exhaust; very accurate K3 dashboard incl. Hobson Telegauges, Ki-gass pump and hexagonal lever switches, plus aeroscreens AND a full w/screen for those wishing to fit a hood for touring and rallies.
The car is finished in B.R. Green with fluted piped seating and black tonneau cover. Accompanying the car is the full invoice file, MG K3 literature, VSCC buff form, MGCC MMM Register No. confirming its authenticity, and a substantial spares package.
This is the closest you’ll get to an Abingdon-built K3, and whilst it may not have pre-war race history, you are getting the same (or better) driving experience, an ever rising investment, and all for a third of the price of its factory-built cousin.
Come for a test drive, bring your goggles and a change of underwear! Yes, the price includes delivery by covered trailer, and a plastic mug with a pic. of a K3 on it!!