1934 PA MG 4 Seater Tourer
Sale price: $47,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 28.10.2015
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
It retains the original firewall-mounted pipe lubrication system. brand new Historic & Vintage water pump. large radiator fan (a good hot-weather vehicle!) and reconditioned (and rewound) generator. oil pump. ignition switch. odometer/trip meter. clock and oil pressure gauge. all originals. A Bosch (VW) distributor is fitted and recurved to PA specs. Full workshop manual provided.
It has the deluxe dashboard with mechanical clock. oil temperature gauge and grab handle. One dash light has been broken and repaired. It is a car designed for touring although still very much a sports car in appearance. If adults were to be put in the back it would definitely need an extra leaf in the rear springs. as this was a 4-seater problem from the outset. It also has its original 3-spoke standard pre-war issue steering wheel. and a cheap optional 13" one with mount to be substituted for the more portly driver such as myself. The rear seat is great for luggage and avoids having to fit a rack. The body type is B 252 and original body number 210/591. I believe the car left the factory red originally.
The white metal bearings seized. and during disassembly it was found that the original block and head were a bit sad after 75 years. so brand new ones were acquired from England. It is now at 60 mm bore x 83 mm stroke. i. e. PB specifications (939 cc). and the new block is designed to be opened out to 62 mm if necessary. It has new pistons. new rods and new Mini shell bearings fitted to mains and big ends. It also has hardened valve seats fitted to the new head to allow the use of unleaded fuel without additives. and new rocker gear. The twin SU carburettors have also been fully reconditioned with new bushed shaft and kits. The flywheel has been lightened and a new ring gear fitted. The engine is now running like the proverbial Swiss watch! A lot of this work was done by Crankshaft Rebuilders and finished by Historic & Vintage Restorations. It has an excellent 2/hand windscreen frame I bought from the UK and has new glazing and new wind protector rubber at the bottom. This new screen has all been squared up. with virtually unnoticeable 3 mm spacers to level and centre it to the car. It has had a new quick-release filler cap assembly fitted as the old dog-bone one was lost on a trip.
Gearbox is in excellent condition and with practice can be changed without excessive (or any) crunching - the lightening of the flywheel helps with this. The front of the crankshaft is fitted with a pulley so that an engine side-mounted supercharger can be fitted. The Toyota SC12 is an ideally sized and acceptable Roots blower for pre-war MGs. I can provide one if desired and I get the right price.
All 5 tyres are original triple block pattern 4. 00 x 19 Classicos in very good condition (now named Blockley Tyres). Full new weather gear is provided. built as per original on the original frame. and it even has the flap on the driver's side for giving hand signals with the side curtain on. and includes roof. 4 side curtains and a 3-piece tonneau cover. of which I somehow seem to have misplaced the driver's portion. This will be replaced once I am certain it is permanently lost! I have only ever had the hood up once driving. preferring the open air! It also has modern flashing indicators fitted. and the original arm indicators still work. although the left could do with a new lens and the right needs repositioning to avoid sticking. I never use them so didn't bother.
A new battery is installed. and that has extended terminal wires built into the rear seat riser for easy charging when the car is not in use. This saves having to remove the rear seat to access the battery for charging. The original coil voltage regulator was a bit iffy so has been replaced with a specially designed electronic one. a common practice for better reliability. This can't be seen under the firewall mounted regulator/fuse box cover. The engine photo shows the new H&VR water pump. A new breather was fitted to the block also.
The differential has a new crown wheel and pinion. and I have had it serviced fully with all new bearings and lock washers. as well as new wheel bearings. lock washers and seals. Also a new solid state electronic fuel pump and large Ryco in-line filter has been fitted near the reserve tank outlet. This runs fuel through the deactivated original SU pump (unreliable) to the twin SU carbies so it still looks authentic. There is a spare distributor with drive dog fitted for a quick change-over. I carried these on board along with basic tools. copper hammer. jack. and fire extinguisher. Two correct Tecalemit oilers also go with the car - one to carry on a trip (smaller) and larger one for full servicing in the garage. The original Tecalemit oil filter mount has long been replaced with an early specially designed replacement to take a modern screw-in filter.
It has had aero screens fitted. but these were removed before I bought it. The holes now have brass screws in them so aero screens can be refitted. but I never saw the point - it's not a true sports car as much as a tourer. and is ideal for long leisurely trips away. not howling around a track or up a hill! All original parts replaced from the engine and elsewhere will go with the car if desired. I am selling because even though not a heavy car. I find it awkward to get in and out of having a bad back and both shoulders and a knee replaced due to arthritis.
Obviously. a car can't be posted. but eBay does not have any other option for international exposure. Please treat my estimates of postage for what they are - ridiculous. and contact me about pick-up. trucking or international shipping by shipping container or air freight. If sold internationally. I can put the buyer in touch with a very good international shipper that specialises in cars. I used them to import the car from England without a scratch for a very reasonable price. Sale point is Eltham. Victoria. and all expenses from here are to be borne by the purchaser.
For payment I would prefer direct bank deposit or certified bank cheque. Feel free to contact me for further information about the car (I'll have forgotten something!). and for confirmation of the condition please feel free to contact Historic & Vintage Restorations in Cottage Street. Blackburn. Victoria 3130. Australia. Terms can be arranged. Genuine enquiries only please. Will take NEAREST ACCEPTABLE OFFER.
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