October 11th 2015 Premier Automobile Sale
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/10/2015
The MG “C” type Midget was a dominate European racing success in the early 1930’s, following on the heals of the Factory’s prior competition model “M.” Offered is an exact recreation of the rare and priceless original built by David Cooksey, who possesses decades of experience in maintaining, restoring and building pre war MGs, especially C types. He is one of the most well known and respected names in the field and his knowledge is second to none. He has owned and raced a genuine C type since the 1970’s.The car was built on a J type chassis (J0316) , which was shortened and totally rebuilt with bolted construction, as opposed to the riveted construction of a J type, to the EXACT C TYPE SPEC. It was for all intense and purposes, a new C type chassis.The engine is built to 1931/32 C type supercharged specification. The block is new and is the correct 750cc. The crankcase, front gear case and many other parts are new. It was built for racing applications. The engine has an AA type head per the early C types. The supercharger, built by David Cooksey, is a front mounted (as original), vane type with separate oil tank. It is extremely robust and reliable and has given no problems to date.The gearbox is the correct ENV cross tube, 4 speed, straight cut box found on the original cars. These gearboxes are very rare and very expensive. The cross tube enables the unit to be bolted to the chassis side rails thus enabling the rear engine mounting to be dispensed with. The engine and gearbox are supported at 3 points on the chassis thereby removing the stresses inherent in the earlier design. Most C type replicas, even if they deploy an ENV box rarely use the correct cross tube version.A complete new frame was built for the car. This was clad in a new aluminum body fabricated by Mr. Cooksey. The paintwork is superb and color scheme of black and green true to the original. The dashboard houses an absolutely correct array of gauges and switches including the Hobson gauges for fuel and oil levels. The clock keeps perfect time as it has been converted to battery operation. Other instruments include ammeter, oil temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, supercharger pressure gauge, water temp gauge, and oil temp gauge and very large rev counter. Twin fuel pumps are fitted, with one acting as a reserve. Car includes correct full tonneau cover and the exhaust is to Brooklands pattern and original Brooklands screens are also fitted. Simply put, this is as close to owning an original C type Midget as can be possibly found. It is correct in every way and can be used as a truly exhilarating road car or equally suitable for vintage racing events.All build information and specifications are present with car. There is no way you could replicate this car’s authenticity for the reserve price of this historic British racing car.- 750 cc supercharged engine- Complete hand built and fabricated to exacting standard- Ready to drive or compete in vintage events- Concours quality- Exact to original in every way
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $27,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $49,500.00
Estimate: $110,000 - $130,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
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