Lot 166

Arizona 2020

1937 MG SA Saloon


$67,200 USD | Sold

United States | Phoenix, Arizona



Chassis No.
SA 2248
  • One of 2,739 SAs produced from 1936 to 1939
  • Includes copy of the MG Guarantee Certificate
  • Photo-documented restoration, including extensive records and receipts
  • Factory sliding sunroof and stunning interior wood inlays

Much like Porsche, MG built its reputation through an instantly recognizable style as well as winning laurels at the highest levels of international sports car racing. Many notable cars followed, including the SA-Type in 1936. It could be supplied as a saloon or tourer, with many leaving the company as a rolling chassis to be sent to select coachbuilders for custom bodies. These were not sports cars despite being equipped with 2,288 cc and later 2,322 cc, 75 hp six-cylinder engines. Some 2,739 were produced from 1936 to 1939.

Finished in Washington Blue and Silver Metallic, this four-speed example received a comprehensive restoration over a period of seven years, completed seven years ago. The photo-documented restoration is backed by extensive records and receipts which are available on file. A factory sliding sunroof and properly painted wire wheels are included, and an upgrade to 12-volt electrics was completed for more secure operation. The interior is swathed in butter-soft leather and features stunning wood inlays and garnish moldings which have been beautifully refinished. The instrument gauges were sent to England to be properly redone.

Since restoration, the car has received little use but has been occasionally shown and driven and regularly maintained. The car received an SVW Vintage Class 1st award at the MG GOF Midwest in 2012 and was awarded Best in Class honors at the 2015 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance as well as additional prizes at the Milwaukee Concours in 2016 and 2017. A copy of the MG Guarantee Certificate from the MG Car Club is included, along with luggage, a sales brochure, and a shop manual.