1937 MG-SA or MG 2-Litre is a gorgeous and sporty saloon produced by MG from 1936 to 1939. Planned as a performance saloon to rival the Jaguar SS and even Bentley. This brand-new car was a shock to MG followers and the world with its huge proportions compared to any previous MG cars. The SA model was aimed at the larger luxury car market and intended to be a prestige model that would enhance the Company image and move away from the plain and somewhat basic sports cars that had made MG famous. The tuned six cylinder, 2322cc engine was quite a tall engine and had twin SU carburetors with horizontally mounted dashpots to keep the bonnet line as low as possible. Mated to the power plant was a four-speed transmission with synchromesh gears connected to a live rear axle. Other features were the “Jackall”, jacking system mounted directly to the chassis, wire wheels and hydraulic drum brakes. Car No. SA2248 was bought new on the 19thday of November 1937. An extensive frame-off restoration was completed on this example and since, it has been a consistent event winner with best of show and best in class. To enhance this a bit more, a 12-volt conversion was performed along with the shock absorber upgrade. The exterior is finished in Washington blue with Rolls Royce Silver paint and complimented with rich blue leather upholstery and spectacular wood work. Technical specifications… Engine Type: Water cooled in line Number of cylinders: 6 Bore and Stroke: 69.5mm x 102mm Capacity: 2322cc Valve operation: Pushrod overhead valve. Compression ratio: approx 6.5:1 Carburation: Twin direct downdraught horizontal SU’s Power output: 75.3 bhp at 4,300 rpm Clutch: Wet cork Gearbox: Manual 4 speed part synchro. Chassis: Twin side members with cross members. Wheelbase: 123? Track: 4? 5? front and rear Suspension: Front; half elliptic springs with beam axle Rear; half elliptic springs, live axle Brakes: Lockwood hydraulic front and rear with 12? drums Performance: Maximum speed: 85 mph, Cruising speed of 70mph plus Fuel consumption: approx 17 mpg Price in 1936: Ł415 Number Built: 2738 (includes saloon, open tourer and Tickford) *RECENT PRICE REDUCTION* This car has received an industry leading 200-point inspection and is being offered at Valenti Classics in Milwaukee, WI. Trades and reasonable offers welcome. Financing and warranty information available upon request.
|Exterior Color:||Washington Blue with Rolls Royce Silver|
|Interior Color:||Blue Leather|
|Engine Size:||2322cc 2L|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
Back in 1961 my father worked at Nickey Chevrolet and purchased a brand new Corvette. Ever since he sold this car, like many of us he yearned to have another one some day. A few years had past, now I am in the picture and 16 years old. We found this 1961 Corvette that was in need of restoration and thought it would be fun to do a father & son project. We trailered the Corvette back to our house and started the restoration. Once completed the car was shown at the Chevy Vettefest Nationals where it was awarded a Gold Spinner. The feedback we received was incredible. After this experience we restored more cars and took them on rallies, to shows and then we found our cars being invited to National shows to be exhibited and judged. We had people offering to purchase our cars from us and others were requesting us to restore their cars for them. We eventually gave in and sold the 1961 Corvette only to find and restore another. The proud new owner still drives and enjoys this car to date. We do get a chance to see it on occasion. After multiple experiences like this we took the leap and started our business (Valenti Classics, Inc.). It's hard to believe that our hobby has turned into a multimillion dollar International business and has been going strong for 16 years. Don and I (Steve Valenti) established the company and opened the doors in 1990 but our passion for cars started way before then. It began back in the 1950's for Don and then in the 1970's for me. Valenti Classics is one of a few true full service dealerships in the nation. With our amazing staff and that many years of combined experience we are able to seek out and offer others only the highest quality collector cars. Each car is hand picked and then taken directly to our service/restoration shop. There it undergoes a complete and thorough safety inspection. All of the service items are brought up to date and every single detail, from the mechanical components to the cosmetics are addressed. Our objective is to deliver a quality car that you can get in, turn the key and start cruising. We have a wide variety of inventory at Valenti Classics including classic, antique, muscle, and special interest cars. With approximately 40 cars on hand you are sure to find something you can't live without. If you don't see exactly what you want we also offer a nationwide car locator service. When you are looking for that dream car, whether it is your first one or an addition to your collection, we know you are making a significant investment. There are many things to take into consideration while searching for a car. Let us give you the advantage of our experience by assisting with the entire process. Drive your Dream, Steve Valenti