1937 MG VA

1937 MG VA

1937 MG VA

The MG VA was built alongside the larger SA and WA series from 1937 to 1939 and offered as the 1.5 Litre model.

The VA sold for £280 to £350 and was distinguished by its 108-inch wheelbase which was the smallest in the range.

It was sold with a variant of the Morris TPBG engine with twin SU carburetors. This was attached for a four-speed manual that had synchromesh on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

MG produced just over 2400 examples of VA. The range of factory bodies included a a four-door saloon produced by Morris but other styles by Tickford and Salmons & Sons were much more expensive and elaborate.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production 2407
engine Morris TPBG Inline-4
fuel feed Twin SU Carburetors
displacement 1548 cc / 94.46 in³
power 40.3 kw / 54 bhp @ 4500 rpm
specific output 34.88 bhp per litre
body / frame Body over Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 19-Inch Wire
f suspension Solid Axle
r suspension Live Axle
transmission 4-Speed Manual

Auction Sales History

1937 MG VA Charlesworth Tourer VA/0549T – sold for $31,900 Current ownership for eight decades. Well maintained and delightfully presented. Good example of a rare pre-war MG. Very usable car with great road manners.
Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2015 by Bonhams

1939 MG VA Tickford Drophead Coupe VA2550 – sold for $66,000
Restored about ten years ago by Hal Motorworks in Burlington, Ontario, this MG VA is nicely presented in red with a tan top and interior. Having covered very little mileage since restoration, it remains fresh in all respects and has been given a recent service. The VA offers the panache of an open tourer with the comfort of a closed car and the ability to change from one to the other with ease. This car is ready to tour in any kind of weather.
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Auction Source: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions