1934 MG PA/B Roadster / PA/1711 Vehicle Information

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

1934 MG PA/B photograph

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Roadster
Chassis #: PA/1711
Engine #: 1973
Sold for $124,092 (£78,400) at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London.
Sold for $246,400 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This car was 1 of 3 PA/B MG's entered by the factory in the 1935 Le Mans 24 hour race. They were all driven by a team of six woman drivers. This particular car #56 finished first in class with the other 2 cars finishing 2nd and 3rd.

The engine is 497 cc, 4-cylinder with single overhead camshaft and 2 side draft SU carburetors, developing 56 horsepower.

Car #56 serial # 1711, is the only surviving car in Le Mans configuration.

The current owner acquired the car from Sir Fredrick Royston and had a total restoration completed in 1995.

Roadster
Chassis #: PA/1711
Engine #: 1973
Sold for $124,092 (£78,400) at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London.
Sold for $246,400 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This car is one of three MG PA Midgets to be prepared for the LeMans 24 Hours in 1934. Powered by a 934-cc four-cylinder supercharged engine with overhead camshaft, this car was driven by an all-female team of drivers, and finished first out of the three cars on the factory team. It is the only surviving example in the LeMans configuration.
Roadster
Chassis #: PA/1711
Engine #: 1973
Sold for $124,092 (£78,400) at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London.
Sold for $246,400 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
To promote the new P-Series, which had been introduced in 1934, MG built three identical works cars to contest the 1935 Le Mans 24 Hours race. The drivers were a team of women managed by Captain George Eyston, who had raced at Le Mans himself in 1928 and 1929. He also set the world land speed record three times in 1937-1938. The women were accomplished race car drivers as well, including club racing, rallies, hill-climb, and Brooklands history.

The six women drivers were dubbed by the press as 'Eyston's Dancing Daughters.' The three cars were PA #1661 (race number 55) driven by Doreen Evans and Barbara Skinner, PA #1667 (race number 57) driven by Margaret Allan and Colleen Eaton and PA #1711 (race number 56) driven by Joan Richmond and Barbara Simpson.

Each example took approximately 205 hours to complete. They were given cycle-type aluminum fenders, aluminum louvered hoods, an aero screen for the driver, luggage space modified for spare tyres, special door locks, quick filler caps, racing wheels, radiator and headlights fitted with stone guards, double fuel pumps, Q-Type brakes all round and J-Type gearbox ratios. Modifications to the engine included a lightened flywheel, Q-Type racing springs and valves, and polished heads. An air scoop was added to cool the sump.

The three cars performed magnificently as Le Mans, with only one light bulb being changed on the number 55 car. Drama occurred with officials about whether one car had been refueled before the required time, which would have meant disqualification. With the matter resolved, the car finished 24th, 25th, and 26th. This particular example, the number 56 car, finished in first place among the team.

The team's accomplishment at LeMans made them eligible for the Biennial Cup the following year. However, Lord Nuffield soon closed the MG racing department and the strikes in France forced the cancellation of the 1936 Le Mans.

Collier later purchased PA #1667. The location of PA #1661 is not known. This example, PA #1711, became a works hill climb race car, fitted with Marshall superchargers by the factory.

A past owner purchased it from Sir Frederick Royston in 1981, and it was completely restored in 1995.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019


2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $246,400

2015 RM Sotheby's London Auction

Lot was not sold

2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London

Pre-Auction Estimates :
£110,000-£160,000 
Sale Price :
USD $124,092 (£78,400.00)

1934 MG PA/B Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 MG PA/B Le Mans
Chassis#: PA/1711
Sold for USD$246,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1934 MG PA/B image  1934 MG PA/B image  
1934 MG PA
Chassis#: PA01011
Sold for USD$31,534
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1934 MG PA TOURER
Chassis#: PA/0711
Sold for USD$33,000
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1934 MG PA
Chassis#: AWL 692
Sold for USD$34,387
  2016 Coys- Spring Classics 2016
 
1934 MG PA Supercharged Sports
Chassis#: P 0522
Sold for USD$57,942
  2012 Silverstone : Race Retro Classic Car Sale
 
1934 MG PA/B Le Mans Works Racing Car
Chassis#: PA1711
Sold for USD$124,092
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
1934 MG PA/B image  1934 MG PA/B image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1934 MG PA/B's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 MG PAPA09532016 H & H Auctions Donington Park   
1934 MG PA/B Le MansPA/17112015 RM Sotheby's London Auction   
1934 MG PA Four-Seater TourerPA10292014 H & H Auctions Pavilion Gardens   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the MG PA/B1934 Brooklands Racer
Chassis Num: PA-450
Engine Num: 698AP
Chassis information for the MG PA/B1934 Roadster
Chassis Num: PA/1711
Engine Num: 1973
Chassis information for the MG PA Midget1934 Special Speedster
Chassis Num: PA1268
Engine Num: 1554AP
Chassis information for the MG PA1935 Midget
Chassis Num: PA 1627
Chassis information for the MG PA1935 Airline Coupe
Chassis Num: PA0835
Engine Num: 770A135P
Chassis information for the MG PA1935 Midget
Chassis Num: PA2015


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