Collection Item

MG M-Type

A low-priced sports car of the late 1920s which saw much racing success.

The M Type Midget was introduced in October 1928 and cost about £185 (equal to about £12,000 today). By 1932 around 3,250 had been produced. The Earl of March and Chris Staniland won the 1931 Double Twelve in one, and Midgets also won the team prize.

This car was first registered on 26 May 1932 but was never raced. Its original owner is not known, but Mr Reginald Hughes purchased it second-hand in 1947 and used the car on many touring holidays of Britain until 1961. He subsequently restored the car and donated it to Brooklands Museum in 1995.

Collection Data

Date Built

Campbell Shed



  • Engine: 847cc OHC 4-cylinder
  • Top Speed: 60mph
  • Manufacturer: MG
  • Model: M Type
  • Origin: Abingdon, Oxfordshire