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MG Model 'M' Midget

1932, Campbell Shed, On long term display

4 cylinder single overhead camshaft engine of 847cc capacity, giving around 20bhp. Maximum speed c.60 m.p.h.

The M Type Midget was introduced at the Motor Show in October 1928 and cost about £185 (equal to about £6,100 today). By the time the model was phased out in 1932 around 3,250 had been produced.

In 1930 the MG factory entered a team of modified M Types in the Brooklands Double Twelve Hour Race and they won the Team prize.

This car was first registered on 26th May 1932 but was never adapted for racing. Its original owner is not known, but Mr Reginald Hughes purchased it second hand on 15th March 1947 from a dealer in East Sheen and used the car on many touring holidays of Britain until 1961. Mr Hughes has since carried out extensive restoration work and first exhibited it at Brooklands Museum in 1995.

Brooklands Museum Collection. Donated by Mr R. Hughes