MG SA photo

1937 MG SA

History

The MG SA was produced from 1936 through 1939. It was originally known as the 2-liter, but its name was later changed to the SA. During its production lifespan, 2739 examples were produced. The SA was intended to be a sporty model, capable of rivaling other sports cars from marque's such as Bentley.

A prototype car was designed in 1935. The merger between MG and Morris Motors in the same year had development coming to a halt, before a production version was realized. The project resumed a short while later, but the design was not the same. It had become more conservative and practical. Under the hood was a Morris QPHG six-cylinder engine that displaced 2062cc's. The engine was given special tuning which resulted in an increase in displacement to 2322cc. There was a four-speed manual gearbox with synchromesh on the top two ratios. The front was suspended in place by a beam front axle and a conventional live axle. Hydraulically operated Lockheed drum brakes were used to keep the car in the driver's control. Wire wheels could be found on all four corners.

When the car made its debut, it was available with only a few options, such as a Philco radio and an alternate body style. The optional body was a saloon configuration and made by Morris. It had four-doors and traditional MG styling consisting of large chrome plated headlights and traditional grille. There was seating for four with the rear being a bench and the front being individual seats. The trim was made mostly from walnut. The spare tire was carried on the vehicles boot.

As the years progressed, additional options and bodystyles were added. A Tickford drophead coupe body appeared in 1936, which had coachwork by Salmons. An optional four-door tourer was added the following month, in July, with coachwork by Charlesworth.

The successor to the SA was supposed to be the WA. The onset of World War II, and the fact that the WA had been produced alongside the SA since 1938, had the WA being produced for only a short while. The SA sat atop a 123 inch wheelbase and most were in four-door configuration. The biggest export market for the SA proved to be Germany.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007

1937 Vehicle Profiles

1937 MG SA vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford

Chassis Num: SA 2018
Engine Num: QPHG2301

The MG SA was the largest ever designed and made its debut in 1936, initially as a saloon. It was equipped with a Morris-sourced 2.3-liter six-cylinder engine. Within a short period of time, the SA model was offered with coachwork by Charlesworth as ....[continue reading]

1937 MG SA vehicle information

Tourer
Coachwork: Charlesworth

Chassis Num: SA 1407
Engine Num: QPHG1682

On occasion, the MG marque supplied a bare chassis to outside coachbuilders such as Salmons or Charlesworth to receive a custom body. Charlesworth, known for their work on Alvis and Rolls-Royces, was commissioned to create open bodies for 90 SA chass....[continue reading]

Drop Head Coupe by Tickford
Chassis #: SA 2018 
Tourer by Charlesworth
Chassis #: SA 1407 


Concepts by MG



Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3MG
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)

Related Automotive News

VOLKSWAGEN'S NEW TURBO ENGINES AND 2015 GOLF ON DISPLAY AT THE SEMA SHOW

VOLKSWAGEN'S NEW TURBO ENGINES AND 2015 GOLF ON DISPLAY AT THE SEMA SHOW

Tuned Jetta sedans featuring new EA888 turbocharged TSI® engines on display in Las Vegas First North American tuned seventh-generation Golf debuts before market launch in 2014 Las Vegas, NV - With U.S. sales having more than doubled...

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS AUGUST 2013 SALES

- Best-ever August and year-to-date results for Passat and TDI® Clean Diesels Best August and year-to-date for Passat with 10,194 and 76,364 units, respectively Jetta Sedan delivered 13,508 units for the month Tiguan delivered 2,948 units, marking...
Golf R Celebrates Its World Premiere At The Frankfurt Auto Show

Golf R Celebrates Its World Premiere At The Frankfurt Auto Show

Wolfsburg, 2 September 2013 –The most powerful Golf in the range excites with 296 horsepower and a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of just 4.9 seconds. The vehicles distinctive styling also highlights its sporty character. The new Golf R was developed...

MODEL YEAR 2014: MORE EFFICENT, DOWNSIZED ENGINES AND AN EXTENDED R-LINE RANGE HEAD THE CHANGES

New 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine to feature in Jetta, Beetle, and Passat, replacing the 2.5-liter five cylinder. R-Line® range expands to five models. Jetta SE and SEL models are fitted with new 170-horsepower 1.8-liter...

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE TURBO AND JETTA GLI RECEIVE POWER BOOST

- New EA888 Gen 3 engine, produced in Silao, Mexico, makes its U.S. debut - Engine offers 10 hp increase over previous Gen 2 powerplant - Beetle models have a manufacturer estimated fuel economy improvement of up to eight percent on the combined cycle -...
© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.