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1938 MG TA Drophead Coupe Vehicle Profile

1938 MG TA photograph

1938 MG TA photograph

1938 MG TA photograph

1938 MG TA photograph

1938 MG TA photograph

1938 MG TA photograph

1938 MG TA photograph

1938 MG TA photograph

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MG or Morris Garages Car Company was founded by Cecil Kimber in 1928. From its early days of building special bodies onto Morris chassis, the company came to epitomize the classic English sports car. The TA became the basis of the T-series to follow and was produced from 1936-1939. Sporting 4-wheel hydraulic brakes, a synchro-mesh transmission was phased in as a running change after the first few months of production. The pushrod 1292cc four-cylinder engine develops 50 horsepower and is based on Morris Ten components. Styling was similar to its predecessor, the P-Type, albeit with longer and wider bodies. Weighing just 1,802 pounds, it offered a top speed of 77 mph.

Just 252 Tickfords were produced making this an extremely rare car. Salmons & Sons of Tickford, England were the manufacturers of the folding top for which the car gets its name. It is unique in that it can be folded in three positions; closed, deVille (partially opened), or fully opened. In addition, the windscreen can be opened to let in air if it becomes uncomfortable inside the car. According to the current owners, the top is fully-lined and fitted with a mechanism that makes folding it effortless. Its heavy and wide-opening doors are mounted on three oversized hinges and features roll-up windows, a feature that would be absent on later MG roadsters. It was restored in 2002 and freshened in 2011.



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1938 MG TA Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(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
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 MG TA's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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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MG TA Vehicle Profiles
Roadster
MG TA Roadster

Chassis Num: TA0412
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
MG TA Roadster

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Roadster
MG TA Roadster

Chassis Num: TA1538
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
MG TA Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Tickford
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Drophead Coupe
MG TA Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Tickford
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Drophead Coupe
MG TA Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Tickford
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Drophead Coupe
MG TA Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: DDK145
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Tickford Drophead Coupe
MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Salmon & Sons
Chassis Num: TA/2566
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
MG TA Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: TA/2736
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History

Tickford Drophead Coupe
MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1939
Profile
Tickford Drophead Coupe
MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: TA2850
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History


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