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MG J2 supercharged '33

€ 99.950

Reference ch4222
Make MG
Model J2 supercharged '33
Type cabrio
Construction year 1933
KM 0
Cilinder displacement 847
Gears manual
Steering right hand drive
Price € 99.950

The MG J-type is a sports car that was produced from 1932 to 1934. This 2-door sports car used an updated version of the engine  used in the 1928 Morris minor and Wolseley 10.  This engine had previously fitted in the MG M-Type Midget of 1929 to 1932, driving the rear wheels through a four-speed non-synchromes gearbox.  Most cars were open two-seaters, but a closed salonette version of the J1 was also made, and some chassis were supplied to external coachbuilders. The open cars can be distinguished from the M type by having cut-away tops to the doors.

The J2, a road-going two-seater, was the commonest car in the range. Early models had cycle wings, which were replaced in 1933 by the full-length type typical of all sports MGs until the 1950s TF.. The overhead camshaft is driven by a vertical shaft through bevel gears, which also forms the armature of the dynamo. Thus any oil leak from the cambox seal goes into the dynamo brushgear, presenting a fire hazard.

Rather than hydraulic brakes the car has Bowden cables to each drum. Although requiring no more pedal force than any other non-power-assisted drum brake if they are well maintained, the drums themselves are small, and even in-period it was a common modification to replace them with larger drums from later models.

  •  Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 325 (128)
  • Width : cm (in): 131 (51.5)
  • Height : cm (in):
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 218 (86)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 45 (091)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-four 847 cc (52 cu in) supercharged, front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : 2 SU carburettors
  • Gearbox : 4-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • RHD
  • Maximum power : 36 hp at 5500 rpm
  • Maximum torque :
  • Maximum speed : 134 km/h (83 mph)
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