type have a 4 cylinder overhead camshaft engine with a capacity of
847cc. It went into production in 1929 having been introduced to
the public at the 1928 London Motor Show. The car is based largely
on the Morris Minor, sharing the same chassis layout, engine and
running gear. Top speed is about impressive 65 mph.
race result was an unqualified success for the little 12/12 M
type, finishing 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th in their class behind
two Riley Nines, and 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th overall, as
well as carrying off the overall Team Prize. The fastest M type
covered 1,445.63 miles in the 24 hours and the slowest 1,385.31
miles giving an average speed for all the cars between 60.23 and
57.72mph. The MG factory, incorporated the new valve timing into
the production cars and marketed a ‘Double Twelve M Type’
which is a replica of the successful Brooklands cars. The 12/12
Replicas were built between August and December 1930 and cost
their owners £245, which was a considerable increase over
the £185 of a standard M type.MG
18/80 have an 80-bhp 2468-cc (69 x 110 mm) six-cylinder OHC engine
with twin SU carburettors. It was designed entirely by MG, rather
than based on a modified Morris chassis like the Company's smaller
models. Mk I models (from late 1928) had a three-speed gearbox, Mk
II models (from 1929) have a four-speed gearbox, improved brakes,
sturdier chassis, etc.
Midget M (R. C. Murton-Neale / Jack Hicks) at Le Mans.
Rallye Monte Carlo, No. 139, F. Mortimer Montgomery, MG Midget 847 cc, start from Land's End, 73rd.