Auto Monday – MG

MG Cars is a former British sports car manufacturer, which was founded in 1924, the creator of the MG brand. MG is best known for its two-seat open sports cars, but MG also produced saloons and coupes. More recently, the MG marque has also been used on sportier versions of other models belonging to the parent company.

The MG marque was in continuous use (barring the years of the Second World War) for 56 years after its inception. Production of predominantly two-seater sports cars was concentrated at a factory in Abingdon, some 10 miles south of Oxford, England. In the autumn of 1980, however, the Abingdon factory closed and MGB production ceased. (Source)

MGs are still produced today under the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. but things will never be the same for the venerable MG roadster.

MGs used to be plentiful years ago and usually owned and driven by, in my opinion, intellectual sophisticates all wearing tweed and sporting caps such as at right.

The MG remains a part of automotive history and in the memories of those envious college kids who never had one.

There’s a nice MG gallery coming up next.

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1949 MG TC Roadster Race Car (Barrett-Jackson)

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2 Responses to Auto Monday – MG

  1. fretwalker says:

    So there you sit in Morris,IL, and not even mention that MG stands for Morris Garages! Tsk.

    Bit o’ trivia… the series jumped from the MG-TD to the TF. The body design for the never-produced TE was eventually used for the Austin-Healey 100-4. That’s one car from my youth I really wish I could have back, along with the ’59 MG-A!

  2. fcgrabo says:

    Someone knows more than the average Wikipedia.

    MG = MANLY Garage. Ahem.

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