The MG N-Type, which was developed from the existing K-Type and L-Type, was the last of the overhead-cam MGs and was only produced between 1934 and 1936. Although it carried over some components from the earlier cars, it did have one important distinguishing feature - an all-new frame that was far more advanced than the outgoing version. While the older models wore a simple ladder-type frame, the N-Type’s frame was narrower overall, tapered from back to front, and the rubber-mounted body was supported on outriggers rather than bolted directly to the frame. This new design allowed for more flexibility in suspension design and layout as well as better handling and comfort. The NA was powered by the modified KD-series six-cylinder engine. A tiny gem of an engine, this overhead-cam inline-six displaced just 1,271cc, but thanks to some modifications to block and head, as well as a pair of S.U. carburetors, it produced a healthy 56 horsepower at 5500 rpm. With a four-speed gearbox, this was enough to push the little MG to a respectable 80mph, and allow for comfortable 50-60 mph cruising. As was standard practice the MG Works, the N-type was sent into competition duty and enjoyed a fair bit of success on the open-road circuits of the day. Three body styles were available from the factory, a classic two-seat roadster, a four seat touring car or the rare, coachbuilt Airline coupe. Only in production from 1934-1936, the pretty and characterful MG NA is a rare sight in any configuration, as only 745 N-type examples were built in total.
The 1934 MG NA presented here is a charming example wearing the desirable 2-seat roadster body style. Restored to a very good standard and using sparingly since, this rare and attractive MG is sure to delight. Its two tone paint highlights the cars unique coach work and elegant styling. The interior has been professionally retrimmed in black leather with black carpets and door panels and the car wears a black canvas folding top. It is nicely equipped with a banjo steering wheel, Lucas King of the Road headlamps, Lucas horn, Lucas fog lamp, and painted wire wheels with chrome knock-offs. Subtle touches such as the recurring theme of the MG Octagon on the instrument bezels, shifter gate and cam cover just serve to add to the charm of this delightful little motorcar. The windscreen even folds down if you wish.
Peppy performance from the 1.3 liter inline six, beautiful period style, and exceptional rarity make this MG NA a wonderful opportunity for someone seeking the thrills of pre-war motoring in a small, approachable package, as well as being a fine example for the veteran MG enthusiast looking for a high quality car that is a bit out of the ordinary.
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