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1938 MG SA

Chassis number: SA/2427     Engine number: QPHG2202


Originally supplied by Graham & Roberts of Carlisle & Cockermouth this delightful MG Saloon is once again offered for sale in Cumbria. The car was originally registered CRM 945 on 29th March 1938, sold to a Mr Edwards of Portinscale. Whilst the car has been meticulously maintained over recent years it has never been subject to a full restoration and so retains a huge amount of charm that would normally by wiped away by the enthusiastic restorer.


The car has also been subject to several discrete improvements, including twin leading shoe brakes and telescopic shock absorbers. To make the car more suited to long distance touring additional lights, flashing indicators and reserve fuel pumps have been fitted - all work carried out such that it could be easily undone.


The engine has been overhauled during the last 2 years with less than 500 miles completed since. New white metal bearings were made by JEL Bearings of York ( The exhaust manifolds have been coated by Zircotec (

The bodywork is in excellent conduction, the duo tone blue emphasising the magnificent lines of these car. All interior woodwork is excellent, and a real work of art. The seat leather is beautifully cracked and has aged remarkably well with only the front passenger seat base having been re-covered. The headlining and carpets are in excellent condition, as is all the interior and exterior brightwork.


The chassis and drivetrain are truly perfect, everything from pipes to wiring loom is in wonderful condition, clean and easily accessible.


There is an interesting history file included with the car with photos from de-mob days (clearly showing the bald tyres and appropriately attired owner). In 1974 the car was on the other side of the Atlantic and now carries a Guernsey license number. Well travelled? I think so. It is also included in the book "MG: The Sports Car Supreme" by Joseph Wherry.


Finally, for the wild at heart, the MG SA is now eligible to run in the Mille Miglia, a report of the original entry can be found here:


For more photographs please go to:


For detailed information on the MG SA see these 2 sites: