MG SA Tickford Drophead Coupe
With its overhead valve six-cylinder engine, top speed exceeding 80 mph and long wheelbase, the MG SA was introduced to great acclaim in 1936. While MG usually supplied chassis to English coachbuilders, ten examples were shipped to J.H. Keller’s Sportcar AG of Zürich.
Although referred to as a body by Keller, the importer actually subcontracted the work to Reinbolt and Christe of Basel, who enjoyed an excellent reputation for their bodies that blended contemporary French and German cues. Just one such original car is known to have survived.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
78 bhp, 2,322 cc overhead-valve inline six-cylinder engine, dual SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, solid front axle and live rear axle with front and rear semi-elliptic springs, and four-wheel Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 123"
Source: RM Auctions
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