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1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE

Sale price: £24,700.00 make an offer

Car location: Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: TOP CONDITION, WELL KNOWN IN THE MG WORLD.
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: MG
Year: 1938
Type: convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Blue
Mileage: 13,350
Seats: 4
Engine: 1,548
Transmission: manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE for sale

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  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE
  •  1938 MG VA TICKFORD DROP HEAD COUPE, CHERISHED TROPHY WINNER, VSCC ELIGIBLE

KEN PEARSON CAR CONSULTANT OFFERS THIS LOVELY MG VA TICKFORD 2 POSITION DROPHEAD COUPE ON BEHALF OF THE OWNER WHO IS THE REGISTERED KEEPER ON THE V5C REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE.
RESTORED 1989/1995 BY MARQUE SPECIALIST PETER RATCLIFFE. OF S. V. W. SPARES. WELL MAINTAINED AND CHERISHED BY THE PRESENT AND PREVIOUS OWNER. THE VA IS IN SHOW WINNING CONDITION. IN JUNE 2013 IT WAS ADJUDGED "BEST IN SHOW" AT THE MG CAR CLUB "CHESHIRE GATHERING" HELD AT TATTON PARK.
SPECIFICATION
MG VA ONE AND A HALF LITRE DROPHEAD COUPE BY TICKFORD WITH EXCELLENT LEGROOM FOR FOUR PEOPLE. PAINTED IN OXFORD BLUE/CAMBRIDGE BLUE WITH BLUE LEATHER SEATS. COCKPIT ACCESS IS GOOD.
NEW TONNEAU COVER.
1548 cc ( REG DOC SHOWS 1584 cc ! ) 4 CYLINDER OHV ENGINE. 54 BHP. 70 MPH. 55MPH CRUISING.
FOUR SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX WITH SYNCHROMESH ON SECOND. THIRD AND TOP GEARS.
FULL PERIOD TOOL KIT FITTED IN BOOT LID. ORIGINAL JACK. WHEEL BRACE AND BRASS HAND PUMP FITTED ON BULKHEAD. FACTORY INSTRUCTION MANUAL



CONDITION GUIDE
BENEFITTING FROM A 3065 HOUR / £37775 RESTORATION BY S. V. W. SPARES BETWEEN 1989 AND 1995. WITH DETAILED REPAIRS AND COSTINGS. THE MG HAS HAD RECENT MAINTAINENCE INCLUDING:ROAD WHEELS OVERHAULED. 5 NEW BLOCKLEY TYRES AND TUBES. STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEMNEW TONNEAU COVER. RADIATOR AND BRAKE REPAIRS.
THE ODOMETER SHOWS 13350 MILES WHICH IS THE MILEAGE COVERED SINCE THE RESTORATION. PREVIOUS MOT TEST CERTIFICATES.
ORIGINAL ENGINE. CHASSIS AND BODY. CONFIRMED BY A COPY OF THE OLD BROWN LOG BOOK FROM THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY COUNCIL AND FACTORY BUILD INFORMATION. (THE CURRENT V5C SHOWS 1584cc AS ABOVE. SIMPLE TO HAVE AMENDED BY THE NEW OWNER).
FILE OF NEWSPAPER. MAGAZINE  AND S. V. W REGISTER ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHS
HISTORY FILE WITH DETAILED RESTORATION INFORMATION. PREVIOUS OWNER CORRESPONDENCE AND MAINTAINENCE INVOICES.
UPON INSPECTION THE VA WAS WITHOUT COSMETIC FAULT. PANEL FIT AND FINISH EXCELLENT AND THE INTERIOR TRIM IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH A LOVELY LIGHT PATINATION OF USE.
THE ENGINE STARTED PROMPTLY. WAS QUIET IN OPERATION AND HAS A NICELY DETAILED ENGINE BAY.
THE OWNER CONFIRMS THAT THE CAR DRIVES WELL WITH A COMFORTABLE 55/60 MPH CRUISE. INDEED HE HAS COMPLETED SEVERAL CONTINENTAL TOURS INCLUDING A TRIP TO LE MANS.
THE MOST DEMANDING MG ENTHUSIAST WOULD HAVE DIFFICULTY IN FINDING FAULT WITH THIS CAR.
THIS IS A MOST ATTRACTIVE CAR TO BEHOLD AND WOULD EASILY FIND FILM AND TELEVISION WORK.
WITH THE MARKET FOR  QUALITY OPEN PRE-WAR CARS WITH PROVENANCE RISING QUICKLY THIS CAR WOULD BE A SOUND INVESTMENT.
THE VA IN ORIGINAL CONDITION IS ACCEPTED BY THE VINTAGE SPORTS-CAR CLUB AS A POST VINTAGE THOROUGHBRED ( PVT ) AND SUBJECT TO APPLICATION WOULD BE IDEAL FOR ROAD RALLIES AND TOURS.
A CAR TO BE PROUD OF.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
THIS IS A SALE ON BEHALF OF THE PRIVATE OWNER TO WHOM ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE REMITTED. PAYMENT WILL BE BY INTER BANK TRANSFER IN FULL EITHER BEFORE. OR ON COLLECTION USING A LOCAL BRANCH OF YOUR BANK DURING BANKING HOURS.
VIEWING IS ESSENTIAL. CONTACT ME ON 01335 350499 OR 07716 123788. 9am TO 9pm.  THE CAR CAN BE VIEWED NEAR ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE.
OVERSEAS BUYERS ARE WELCOME BUT PLEASE CONTACT ME AND CONFIRM THE THAT YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE DESCRIPTION AND CONDITION GUIDE. MANCHESTER. BIRMINGHAM AND EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORTS ARE ONE HOURS TRAVEL AWAY. I CAN ORGANISE TAXI COLLECTION.
THE MG IS OFFERED IN A 10 DAY AUCTION THUS ALLOWING PLENTY OF TIME FOR VIEWING. THERE IS A SENSIBLE RESERVE PRICE. THE AUCTION WILL NOT BE ENDED EARLY TO BE FAIR TO ALL BIDDERS. THERE IS NO "BUY IT NOW" PRICE AS IT DIFFICULT TO FORECAST THE FINAL VALUE OF THIS FINE CAR.
I CAN DELIVER BY ROAD. LOCALLY MYSELF. DISTANCE BY CONTRACTOR. SUBJECT TO A QUOTATION.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE BIDDING!
KEN PEARSON - CONNECTING PEOPLE AND MOTORCARS FOR 50 YEARS. SPECIALIST IN MANAGED PRIVATE SALES
01335 35049907716 123788


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