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Cecil Kimber, then General Manager for Morris, is credited by most as pioneer of the MG brand after he instigated the manufacture of the Morris Cowley. In 1924 the Morris Oxford would prove valuable as a donor car, used to form the basis of a small series of sporting four-seaters. Sanctioned by William Morris (owner of both Morris Motors and Morris Garages), Kimber's sporty new car would be dubbed the MG Super Sports. Grew out of its premises and moved to Edmund Road, not far from the big Morris factory in Cowley, and then again in 1929 to a disused leather factory at Abingdon.

In 1928 introduced the 18/80 model, this time only the Morris engine remained, the chassis and coachwork entirely MG. Corporate changes in 1935 saw Morris take direct control of both Wolseley and MG, and the Abingdon design department was closed. After World War 2 began the manufacture of the wonderful TC sports-car, it being a very lightly modified TB. Although the TC was produced only in right-hand-drive, it introduced MG to the important US market.

Also see: MG History | The MG Story
MG TC  

MG TC

1945 - 1955
American servicemen stationed in England loved the TC so much that they took them back home with them giving America a taste for European sports cars that it never lost. More >>
MG Y  

MG Y 1¼ Litre

1947 - 1953
Post war cars which offered a little extra in the way of equipment, refinement and construction were bound to develop a keen following, and earn respect; and few could match this quality better than the MG Y 1¼ Litre saloon. More >>
MG Magnette  

MG Magnette

1954 - 1969
Designed by Gerald Palmer (of Jowett Javelin fame), the new MG featured modern Italian influenced styling, and was powered by the then new 1.5 liter (1489cc) B-Series engine. More >>
MG MGA  

MG MGA

1956 - 1961
Seen as the first modern post war MG, the A used much of its inspiration from the Austin A50 saloon. More >>
MG MGB  

MG MGB

1962 - 1980
With sales of more than 500,000 the MGB is arguably one of the most successful sports cars ever. More >>
MG MGC  

MG MGC

1967 - 1969
Some of the very people that had called for more horses to better exploit the MGB chassis were now calling the new iteration a dud. Today more far-sighted enthusiasts appreciate what the car has to offer - they are now extremely valuable and highly collectable. More >>
MG Metro

MG Metro

1982 - 1989
Awakened by the outburst of criticism that greeted their closing of the MG factory, British Leyand revived the name by adding the famous octagon to a high-performance version of the Metro - arguably a highly unlikely donor car for performance aspirations. More >>
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