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1939 MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe / TA2850 Vehicle Information

1939 MG TA photograph

1939 MG TA photograph

1939 MG TA1939 MG TA
Sold for $60,500 at 2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction.
Sold for $132,000 at 2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey.
In 1936, MG introduced the TA and came with hydraulic shock absorbers fitted in both the front and rear. Synchromesh was added to the 2nd through 4th gear, and the hydraulic brakes were added to improve the stopping power.

In total, there were just over 3,000 examples of the TA produced, with about 260 examples fitted with the Tickford Drophead Coupe bodies. These low numbers of coupe bodies was due to the high cost of production. Coachbuilder Sammons of Newport Pagnell was the individual responsible for the Tickford Coupe. In addition to the three-position Tickford top included roll-up windows, full leather interior with carpeting, Bluemel steering wheel, trafficators, and bucket seats.

This particular TA Tickford Drophead Coupe has been given a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. It is painted in dark blue with a dark blue cloth top with folding chromed landau bars. It bears the original Tickford/Sammons badge on the interior and the Sammons-Pagnell inscriptions on the door sills. Inside, the leather seats are light grey and there is light grey carpeting and a wooden dash. The engine has polished aluminum valve cover and dual carburetors. There is a polished wood tool chest with all its original tools.

In 2009, this MG TA was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in Monterey, California presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $70,000-$90,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $132,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010



2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $70,000-USD $90,000 
Sale Price :
USD $132,000

2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $60,000-USD $80,000 
Sale Price :
USD $60,500

1939 MG TA Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 MG TA
Chassis#: 14178430
Sold for USD$6,491
  2016 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1939 MG TA
Chassis#: TA2850
Sold for USD$132,000
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
1939 MG TA image  1939 MG TA image  
1939 MG TA Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: TA2850
Sold for USD$60,500
  2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
1939 MG TA image  1939 MG TA image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 MG TA's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 MG TA - FIA Race CarTA27592016 Silverstone Auctions : The Classic Race Aarhus Auction $40,700 
1939 MG TA 1.3-litre Sports Two-SeaterTA 28172004 Bonhams Collectors Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia $9,000$10,000

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1939 MG TA vehicle thumbnail image  1939 MG TA vehicle thumbnail image  

MG TA Vehicle Profiles
Roadster
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Chassis Num: TA0412
Model Year: 1936
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Model Year: 1937
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Chassis Num: TA1538
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

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Coachbuilder: Tickford
Model Year: 1938
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Model Year: 1938
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Model Year: 1938
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Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: DDK145
Model Year: 1938
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Coachbuilder: Salmon & Sons
Chassis Num: TA/2566
Model Year: 1938
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Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: TA/2736
Model Year: 1938
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Model Year: 1939
Profile
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MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe

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


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