Essential MG tells the full story of this well loved sports car from its early days, covering developments in style, increases in power, and its history in racing and speed trials. The first MG cars were produced in Oxford, England, in 1924. The car was instantly appealing, with a cheekiness of spirit that would characterize the marque all of its life, winning the hearts of millions around the globe, not least in the United States. The price was as attractive as the styling and the performance. It was cheap and it was fun, quintessential MG traits.The same styling trends had influenced the shaping of the VA. as the SA, and since the two cars had evolved more or ... Major competition came from Riley, Triumph and SS-Jaguar (whosel J^-liter had a side-valve engine until late 193aquot;aquot;), but it was not long before the VA was matching all these cars, sale for sale. ... VA owners, if not SA owners, liked that very much. ... been fitted to the T-Type sports car, and super-tuned versions of I. aquot;aquot;-liter were sometimes used in a#39;worksa#39; trials cars.
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