MG 1933

Great Britain

J-type Midget
J1 (4 cyl, 847 cc, 36 bhp; wb: 7' 2'') - end of prod. in July - 262 open four-seat and 117 Salonette were built.
J2 (4 cyl, 847 cc, 36 bhp; wb: 7' 2'')
J3 (4 cyl, 746 cc, 70 bhp; wb: 7' 2'') – end of prod.. 22 open two-seat were built from November 1932 to July 1933.
J4 (4 cyl, 746 cc, 70 bhp; wb: 7' 2'') - 9 were built between March and July with racing bodies.
K-type Magnette
K1 (wb: 9' 0'')
K3 (wb: 7' 10'')
K2 (wb: 7' 10'') * March
L-type Magna – new model
L1 (6 cyl, 1086 cc, 41 bhp; wb: 7' 10'') – from January
L2 (6 cyl, 1086 cc, 41 bhp; wb: 7' 10'') – from March till November 90 two-seat were built.
18/80 – end of prod.. Some 750 were built with various open and closed body styles. 


K3 Magnette w 1933 roku rozgromił konkurentów w wielu słynnych wyścigach takich jak np. Mille Miglia i Tourist Trophy. K3 Magnette napędzane było 6-cylindrowym silnikiem 1100, dzięki sprężarce, uzyskującym moc 120 KM.

MG Magna L-type is developed from the 1931-32 Magna F-type. Engine is 41-bhp six-cylinder 1086-cc OHC unit with twin SU carburettors. Gearbox is four-speed.
MG Magnette K1 has Wilson patent pre-selector self-changing gearbox and is available in chassis, pilarless saloon and tourer form. The K2 has a conventional gearbox and sold in chassis form and as a two-seater. The K1 has 9 ft wheelbase, K2 and K3 7 ft 10 in.
MG K3 is racing version of the Magnette K-series (winner of 1933 Ulster TT). It has a two-seater racing body with flat tail and slab tank. Engine is a supercharged 1086-cc (57 x 71 mm) OHC six-cylinder, developing 120 bhp at 6500 rpm. Gearbox is four-speed pre-selector type.

The J4 is designated the race car of the series and has the same engine and ENV gearbox of the C type but fitted with a fully counterbalanced crankshaft, a front mounted supercharger and a door-less version of the J2 body. The J3 retains the standard two-seat body but has a supercharged 750cc engine, similar to the J4 but without a fully counterbalanced crankshaft. A ‘J5’ was planned, representing an un-supercharged version of the J4, but this car never went into production.

MG introduced a cheaper L-type model as a direct replaced for the F type. The new engine variant known as the KC is a cheaper production version having two carburettors and conventional coil ignition as well as other small changes. The engine is installed in a chassis almost identical to an F type but with the now standard Wolseley four-speed gearbox and twin-plate clutch. The Magna is available as a four-seat tourer, known as the L1, or a two-seat sports car, known as an L2. Both body styles has flowing ‘swept’ wings and short running boards.

K-type engines: KA (6 cyl, 1086 cc, 39 bhp) fitted to the ‘pillarless’ saloons on a long wheelbase chassis, KB (6 cyl, 1086 cc, 41 bhp) on four-seat tourers with the same long wheelbase and to the two-seat sports cars, built on a short wheel base version. The long wheelbase cars, both tourers and saloons are known as K1, the short wheelbase version are K2. K2 on the short wheel base chassis have K3 engine (6 cyl, 1086 cc, 120 bhp).


J-type Midget





K-type Magnette

K1 Magnette

K1 Magnette Pillarless Saloon

K1 Magnette model '34


K2 Magnette

K3 Magnette



L-type Magna

MG Magna L-Type






  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
France 17.06.193324h Le Mans 4 3 1 41 Ford / Baumer Midget J4 6th (1st up to 750)



J3 Midget


Pierwsze (Nuvolari) i drugie (Hamilton) miejsce w Tourist Trophy (GB).

Magnette is winning Tourist Trophy.

Magnette Mille Miglia class and team winner.

Magnette at Mille Miglia

Midget J4 C (John Ludovic Ford / Maurice Baumer) won its class at 24h Le Mans.



  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
21-25.01.1933 Rallye Monte Carlo 5 4 3 98 Lacroze / Belgrave   14th
          55 Platt Midget 32nd
          98 Wright   64th

W.T. Platt's MG Midget started from John o'Groats and finished 32nd.


#79 G.W.J.H. Wright's MG 


„Magic Midget”