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Tickford is a name given to the custom coachwork of Salmon and Sons of Newport Pagnel, Buckinghamshire, England. About 300 TA Tickfords were built and there are an estimated 35 in the United States. After the MG TA chassis, firewall and fenders were completed at the Abington factory, the car was driven down to the Salmon and Sons shop. Craftsmen there attached a custom Tickford body, interior and top. The cars were equipped with a patented three position folding top, which is referred to as a drophead. Because of the clever top, the roll-up windows and a fixed windshield, the cars offered the convenience and protection of a hard top, with the thrills and excitement of an open car.

The TA carries a 1,292cc four-cylinder engine, producing 50 horsepower. They sold for 750 pounds, more than twice as much as a new Chevrolet.

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1938 MG TA Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the MG TA

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 MG TA Roadster
Sold for USD$31,350
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1938 MG Midget TA Tickford Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: TA 2654
Sold for USD$38,089
  2019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1938 MG TA
Sold for USD$27,000
  2017 H & H Auctions - Duxford Motor Car Auction
 
1938 MG TA
Sold for USD$23,264
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1938 MG TA Roadster
Sold for USD$36,300
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1938 MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe by Salmons & Sons
Chassis#: TA/2736
Sold for USD$85,250
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
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1938 MG TA 'Tickford' Drophead Coupe by Salmons & Sons
Chassis#: TA/2566
Sold for USD$77,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
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1938 MG TA Drophead Coupe by Tickford
Chassis#: 2736
Sold for USD$115,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
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1938 MG Midget TA Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: TA 2610
Sold for USD$26,723
  2013 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1938 MG TA Roadster
Chassis#: TA2475
Sold for USD$41,614
  2012 Aalholm Automobile Collection
 
1938 MG TA Drophead Coupe by Tickford
Chassis#: 2736
Sold for USD$112,750
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
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1938 MG TA
Chassis#: TC1440
Sold for USD$22,230
  2009 Bonhams - Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano
 
1938 MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: TA2926
Sold for USD$49,725
  2008 Bonhams - The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
 
1938 MG TA Tickford ThreePosition Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 2678
Sold for USD$117,700
  2007 RM Auctions The Ponder Collection
 
1938 MG TA Roadster
Chassis#: TA1801
Sold for USD$18,700
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1938 MG TA Tickford Roadster
Sold for USD$70,400
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

MG TAs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1938 MG TA's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe by Salmons & SonsTA29482022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection $100,000$140,000
1938 MG TA Tickford Drophead CoupeTA26782019 Mecum : Monterey$80,000$100,000$130,000
1938 MG TA Police CarTA 20952016 Historics at Brookland $24,000$28,000

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1938 MG TA Profiles

1938 MG TA vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: DDK145
1938 MG TA vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
1938 MG TA vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: TA/2736
1938 MG TA vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
1938 MG TA vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
1938 MG TA vehicle information
Tickford Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Salmon & Sons
Chassis #: TA/2566