A 1930 MG M-Type “Double Twelve” Brooklands-Spec Race Car …. Now Sold

This impeccably restored Double Twelve is as beautiful underneath as it is on top. It started life as a standard specification MG Midget, which has been restored and upgraded to full Double Twelve Brooklands specification. The restoration which has been completed from the chassis up features a fully rebuilt engine to race specification by Barry Foster, incorporating a Phoenix crankshaft, Carrillo conrods Cosworth pistons, eliptical valve/tappets, large valves, heavy valve springs, Double Twelve high lift camshaft and other racing modifications.

The engine has recently been fully set up by Sigma Engineering on their rolling road. The chassis has been fully restored with all running gear seeing a similar level of preparation, the three speed gearbox has been fully rebuilt and is activated by a D type style remote, which gives short, sharp changes.

Upgraded 12 volt electrics with refurbished starter motor and dynamo. New honeycomb radiator core. All components refurbished to a very high standard or replaced with new.

The interior has been fully re-trimmed in Apple Green leather. All of the instruments have been fully restored, the Double Twelve body work in cloth and aluminium has been re-created and is in as new condition. All of this painstaking work has been executed to a high standard and has now created a car which is at a standard much higher than MG would have produced in period.

The last owner advises that the engine will require further running in to obtain its full potential, but is pulling very well at present, offering exhilarating performance with good oil pressure, revs freely to 5.000 r.p.m. Eligible for VSCC post vintage events, this handsome M-Type offers an excellent opportunity to purchase a vintage sports car at a fraction of the cost a similar car would invariably cost to create today. V5C, MOT and tax exempt. Comes with History file containing old cardboard logbook and restoration invoices from Marque Specialists.

Formerly on the market at £38,000, it is now priced to sell at £29,995.

For more on this very special car, call or text John on 07909 231414

Located in Lytham St Annes, Lancs, Delivery arranged at £1/pr mile (one way only charged)

Technical History

Introduced at the 1928 Olympia Motor Show, the M-Type was a small two seat fabric covered boat tail sports car based on the contemporary Morris Minor. The Cecil Kimber inspired sports car was initially produced at Cowley, with sales proving very successful production moving to Abingdon, when the factory moved there in 1929. M-Types found success in racing with the works team being awarded the Double Twelve team prize at Brooklands in 1930. MG capitalised on its Brooklands success producing 30 Double Twelve replicas which featured many of the team car modifications including narrow bodywork, deeper cut away doors and engine improvements. Original factory-built Double Twelves are of course now virtually priceless.