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MG: 18/80 Sports Six

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1931. MG 18/80 Mk1 Six Salonette. Reg No: MG 1139.
1931. Reg No. MG 1133.
1930. Reg No. MG 1021.
1930. Reg No. GG 554.
1931. Reg No. GO 12
1931. Reg No. GO 12
1931. Reg No. GO 12
1931. MG 18/80 MkII Six Deluxe. Reg No: GO 12.
1931. MG 18/80 Mk 1. Exhibit at the Heritage Motor Centre.

Note: This is a sub-section of MG

Reg No: MG 1133 is a MkI Speed Model. 2468cc 6-cylinder OHC. 3 speed gear box, top speed 80 mph. 12 inch serv-assisted drum brakes with hand brake on each wheel. Original price was £525. There were approximately 500 MkI models built, but only 30 remain worldwide. There are only 2 others with the original panelled body as shown in the image. The cars original colours were blue and black. It was affectionately nicknamed Alice by early owners after the song 'Alice Blue Gown'.

There are only 25 surviving MkII 18/80's.
Original Prices:
2-seater open Sports: £625
4-seater open Sports: £630
Sportsman Salonette: £660
4 door Saloon: £675
Deluxe Saloon: £699.

Reg No: MG 1021 is a MkII, 2-seater, 2468 cc six cylinder OHC. 3 speed gear box, top speed 74 mph. 14 inch drum brakes with hand brake on each wheel. Original cost was £525.

Reg No: GG 554 is an 18/80 MG Six Saloon, issued on 13th May 1930. 2468 cc, 6 cylinder OHC, 4 speed gear box, 17.7 HP (RAC), top speed 80 mph. 14 inch drum brakes with hand brake all round. Original price was £625. This car was originally registered in Scotland to the Napier family. After WWII it was owned by Morgan Marshall (Bristol), who completed 34 laps of Castle Coombe in it. This car is one of four surviving MkII saloons.

Reg No: GO 12 is a MkII MG Six Deluxe Saloon. Between 1930 and 1932 236 MkII 18/80's were built, but only 50 were the Deluxe Saloon. This is the only intact survivor.

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