Lot 223 - 1936 MG PB

Lot 223 - 1936 MG PB

Lot 223 - 1936 MG PB

Lot Number 223
Registration DPF 509
Chassis Number PB0631
Engine Number 859APB
Odometer reading 13,872 miles
Result Sold - £20,720
  • One of just 99 four-seat tourers
  • Fitted with Marshall Supercharger
  • Three class wins in the RAC 1000 Mile Trial

The MG P-type is a sports car that was produced from 1934 to 1936. This two-door sports car used an updated version of the Wolseley Motors-design and made overhead camshaft crossflow engine, previously fitted in the J-type Midget of 1932 to 1934, driving the rear wheels through a four-speed non-synchromesh gearbox.

The PB produced from 1935 had a bigger 939 cc engine made by enlarging the bore from 57 to 60 mm and this increased the output to 43 bhp. Externally the versions are very similar, the main difference being the radiator grille, where the PA has a honeycomb and the PB has vertical slats. The other obvious difference is in the design and material of the standard dashboard. Just 526 examples of the PB were produced and in 1936 a supercharged MG PB driven by Andrew Hutchinson won the Limerick Grand Prix.

First registered on 6th of February 1936 this PB is one of just 99 four-seat tourers manufactured by MG. The present owner purchased the car some nine years ago in 2014 and imported the vehicle back to the UK from Denmark, where it was exhibited in the Egeskov Classic Museum for over 12 years.

Listed on the Triple M register – PB0631 /MMM867, since 2014 this example has been used regularly on regularity rallies (10) and charity tours (3) in the UK and Europe. Competitive results include three class wins in the RAC 1000 Mile Trial in 2015, 2016 and 2018 and overall winner of the Historic Endurance Rally Association (HERO) Summer Trial in 2019.

In the last nine years over £40,000 has been spent on servicing and upgrades, much of this with pre-war MG specialist Andy King. Work done includes servicing and annual MoT’s since 2017, and cylinder head and engine rebuilds including fitment of a Marshall type supercharger and a water pump, both options in 1936. Other additions include a mohair tonneau cover and hood, plus side screens, and running boards. An electric fan was fitted with conversion to waterless coolant. Additional work included a new clutch, an electric master switch and prop shaft fitment of Brantz sensor.

The history file includes invoices and MoT records from 2014, a current V5 and history from 1972 to 1984 including details of the restoration/rebuild completed in 1977 by a recent secretary of the Triple-M Register.

Offered with the MG Workshop Manual (M Type), an original MG Owner Instruction Manual (P and PB Series), and miscellaneous spares including starting handle, contactless petrol pump, 16-inch steering wheel, original fitment twin carburetors and inlet manifold, supercharger belts, ignition components and two aero screens (un-used).

This is a rare, usable, and well-maintained example of the PB with a clear indication of the competitive nature of the car borne out by its results over the past decade.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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