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Restored rolling chassis, with old but unused 3.50/4.00 tyres on black painted wheels, currently fitted with T-type front axle & Morris rear axle (3’9” track), although the original axles are also with the car and can be refitted prior to sale. The body has had the wood restored some years ago and needs re-skinning of the body sides – the original steel panels are present for rear of tub & scuttle top, although needing minor repairs. New doors have been partly made – ash frames with plywood panels – these need finishing & skinning. New full rear wings are there, but no fronts. Other body parts include the engine undertray, propshaft tunnel and some interior plywood; standard wing stays/headlamp mounts, valences, front apron, spare wheel carrier, original fuel tank. Other items include new/rechromed windscreen stanchions – main parts of frame will need rechroming – then this can be assembled with new glass. Also door locks, strikers & hinges. There is a replacement dash board, and main instruments (rev counter, odometer, ammeter, oil pressure gauge) in restored condition. There are a pair of vinyl covered bucket seats. The original hood & sidescreens are present – probably only suitable as patterns. Hood frame for restoration. Mechanically, the bottom half of the engine is together – it has had the bearings re-metalled, has a Laystall crank, with original con-rods. The cylinder head has been welded to repair cracked/eroded valve seat areas, some machining is needed to finish this. There is an original camshaft, a full set of new rockers, rocker shafts, new head studs, new bronze valve guides, new valves. As far as I am aware, all other parts to assemble the engine. The radiator has been restored (original honeycomb type), the radiator shell and headlight parts have been re-chromed and one reflector re-silvered – the other has been lost. Also, the radiator nosepiece, one reflector and the headlight fittings have been lost (there are the bowls, the rims and one reflector – missing the mounting bases and rim fixings). There is a pair of sidelights in need of restoration, along with a pair of D-tail lights. Other electrical equipment is present (dynamo, cut-out, starter motor – which appear in good order) – bit short of switch-gear – there is a horn button, but I don’t think it is correct. Original steering wheel needs to be restored or replaced (rim is not really attached to spokes and the boss is broken). Car is fitted with original Marles-Weller steering box. Original carbs & manifolds are there, along with a magneto (no distributor). As far as I can see, there is little that is not there – I believe I have all the brake components (and two spare drums), all the various stays and brackets around the engine bay. I have the guarantee plate, together with the original Instruction Book and Preliminary Instruction Folder (containing Instruction Summary card, Oil Charts, Factory Letter and MGCC application form - sadly unused!). Car is registered in my name (on V5C) and I also have the last buff logbook. In short, the car is pretty much complete - all the major bits are there – many restored or usable. The engine needs proper assembly, the cylinder head needs a bit of machining after some welding and then assembly. Then the rest of the car needs to be assembled – one significant area missing is interior.

Price 23,000 GBP

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