The first of the famous T-Series sports cars produced by MG was introduced in 1936. The first was the TA, which spawned a succession of improved postwar models that included the TC, TD and TF. The TA had a stylish look that would define the typical British sports car for years to come. It had a tall, square radiator, wire wheels, cut-down doors, folding windscreen and rear-mounted slab fuel tank and spare tire.
The TA was powered by a 1,292cc engine and fitted with pushrod-actuated overhead valves. Top speed was nearly 80 mph with zero-to-fifty taking 15 seconds.
In the early 2000s, this MG TA was given a complete restoration and has seen little use since that time. The engine is a later-model 1,250cc X.P.A.G. believed to be out of an MG TC.
In 2009, it was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $30,000 and offered without reserve.