1932 MG J2

The J Type was produced from 1932 until 1934 and was derived from the first MG Midget, the M-Type and the short-lived D-Type of 1932. William Morris and Cecil Kimber had founded MG in 1924, and its name was derived from Morris Garages, an Oxford dealer of Morris Automobiles, which later produced its own cars wearing designs by Kimber. The J-Type was powered by an updated Wolsely-derived overhead-cam 847cc Morris Minor motor breathing through twin SU carburetors and delivering 36 horsepower. They had a four-speed gearbox, a simple channel section chassis frame, half-elliptic springing all round, an ash frame, beam axle, and cable-operated 8-inch diameter brakes. Most of the MGs were two-seaters and the design would establish the classic MG appearance that would characterize the Abingdon marque's sports cars into the 1950s.

Both the J1 and J2 were powered by the single overhead camshaft 847cc engine. The J2 Midget was offered with either sweeping wings or the more popular cycle-type. 2,083 of the Type J2 two-seater versions were produced between mid-1932 and early 1934. The J1 was a four-seater versions available as a closed salonette. The early versions had cycle wings. The J3 and J4 styles were racing version using a 746 cc engine outfitted with a Powerplus supercharger. The J4 was a light-weight version of the J3.

The MG J Type was the predecessor to the P Type, and then the popular T Series.


by Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2020

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The MG J Type was a two-door sports car produced from 1932 through 1934 and incorporated mechanical components from other marques. The engine was an overhead camshaft unit from the Morris Minor or Wolseley. The chassis was from the D-Type comprised of half elliptic springs and Hartford friction shock absorbers. Both the front and rear axles were rigid. The J1 was a four-seater version available....
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MG, or Morris Garages, has become a name that is synonymous with classic British sports vehicles that are enjoyed throughout the World. Morris Garages began its motoring adventure by tuning Morris cars to higher performance levels. The Morris name was after William Morris, who eventually became Lord Nuffield. The M-Type Midget was developed from the baby Morris Minor during the 1920s, and resulted....
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1932 Vehicle Profiles

1932 MG J2 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: J20987

This is a Vintage MG J2 Sports Car with many years of vintage racing on the East Coast and in the South. The VIN number indicates it is one of the very early cars.....[continue reading]

1932 MG J2 vehicle information

Roadster

The M.G. name evolved out of the combined efforts and success of two men - Cecil Kimber, who was a former competitive motorcycle racer, and William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, who by 1925 was Britain's largest car producer. Together Kimber and Morr....[continue reading]

1932 MG J2 vehicle information

Chassis Num: J2679

When the first MG Midget was introduced in 1929, it was the start of a continuous and recognizable range of MGs which would last until 1955. The Midgets were all built around the same basic design of a channel section chassis frame with semi-elliptic....[continue reading]

1932 MG J2 vehicle information

Roadster

The current owner purchased this car in the early 2000s from the wife of the previous owner, who had passed away and left it stored in a garage. The current owner had the car completely restored to original condition.....[continue reading]

1932 MG J2 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 3184
Engine Num: 0430

In the 1920s, it was common practice to add a bit of tuning and dashing coachwork to an otherwise staid sedan and create a 'sports car.' In 1922, Cecil Kimber began his experimenting, melding tuning and new coachwork to a 1.8-liter Oxford engine, cre....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: J20987 
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Chassis #: J2679 
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Chassis #: 3184 


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