Properly Restored Beautiful Prewar 1933 MG J2

Price: US $69,000.00 Item location: Georgetown, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: J2 Roadster
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1933
  • Mileage: 2,069
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 4 cylinder overhead cam
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual 4-speed
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1933 MG Other

This is a 1933 MG J2 swept-wing (fender) car I bought 7 years ago from Great Britain's best known prewar (WWII) MG car sales and parts expert, Barry Walker. I never thought I would be selling my beautiful and very properly restored MG J2, but another dream MG-vehicle necessitates me make some room in garage and budget. This car is a perfectly factory-original, high-quality and reliable restoration. There are several other lower-priced J2s on the market right now, but non of them even come close to the quality and correctness of this car's restoration by Barry Walker. If you want the best, this is the car for you. It is a very solid investment.
Background:The MG J2 is the first car to have the classic MG-look that prevailed throughout the 1930's through all the MG T-type cars into 1955. This look included the slab gas and, cut-away doors, double-hump scuttle over the dash, and of course wire wheels. The prewar MG cars had high-performance over head cam shafts and every car was hand-crafted with a jewel-like details and finish. These cars are so much nicer than the post-war T-types, and a whole lot more valuable - with values and prices constantly increasing every year. What a great investment!
This car (J4388) is mentioned in Mike Hawke's book ("How They Ran"), where this car had been used in 1934 racing and sporting trials, and it still carries its original registration (license) number OC 5633. Car comes with a large file of original documents (some shown in last photo), including the UK Vehicle Registration Book (Log Book R.F. 60), and all subsequent registration documents which will effect smooth re-entry to the UK if needed. Also, included in the car's document files are letters from previous owners with photographs, and copy of the original build sheet. Car has a clear Texas title, and a copy of the original Instruction Manual for the MG (J-series) 1933.

About this car:This car is very special, because it was built near the end of the two year 1932-33 MG-J2 production of approximately 2000 cars. As a result, it sports the original (and rarely seen on an MG-J2) swept-wing mudguards (front fenders on this side of "The Pond"), which were introduced July, 1933 with J3438. The swept-wings were retained for most subsequent models (P-type, TA, TB and all that followed), except for so-called "sports" and racing applications. The MG T-types commonly seen in the USA have swept-wing mudguards, and this J2 looks like a smaller and prettier MG TC. Other features about this car that make it special are the shapes of the fenders, especially the rear fenders/mudguards. They have a flair - that gives the car a somewhat art-deco look (as shown in several photos) in the style of many high-end French cars of the period.
I have owned this car since late 2010, and it is thoroughly and properly "run in," and a 100% perfectly reliable car. Everything works, even the clock. I have fixed all the minor problems/oversights that typically occur with a freshly restored car. The starts every time, runs very smoothly and is quiet. The clutch and gear-box is a joy to use, and shifting this car's non-synchromesh gear box is very easy and smooth (no grinding).
Barry Walker's original Ad description of this 100% correctly-restored car reads as follows:"A near concours rebuild of the rare swept-wing J2. A proper rebuild by a long-time MG CC member (engineer) who has taken his time and knowledge and put them into building a that would be hard to fault, and truly one of the best I've seen in a long time. A painstaking, accurate rebuild of the much rarer swept-wing J2. Specifications, detailing, numbers, colors and old & new documentation are all correct, and the car is nicely run in with the usual teething bugs ironed out. The car is furnished in Raven Black with Collingburn dark red seats & upholstery, full roof & half tonneau. A beautiful restoration that should be viewed at the earliest opportunity." Note:I flew over to England and saw the car at Barry Walker's show room, andimmediatelyfell inlove withit.
The car leather interior is absolutely gorgeous - both color and texture. Fitment is 100% perfect. I installed 5 new proper outer-laced wheels and 19" x 4.5" Blockley tires shipped straight from MWS International Ltd., UK in 2014. Note: vehicle comes with full weather gear - new black canvas top and half-tonneau, and a set of original side curtains.
This MG J2 has its original overhead-cam 4 cylinder engine, which was professionally rebuilt during the UK restoration. All numbers match 100%. The 1930's MG engines were built in 4 and 6 cylinder versions, and the larger-engine cars were for Magna and Magnette models, which today are far more expensive than the 4-cylinder cars. You can as much fun, if not more in this cars as in the very expensive 6-cylinder models. And, in my opinion, this 2-seat roadster car looks much nicer than the larger 4-seat cars.
Other information:If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me by email, phone (see last photo) or through Ebay.
Of course, the buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. However, the seller will assist in any non-financial way he can (e.g. making sure car is ready and prepared for shipment).
Finally, in order to help overseas buyers, I can rent a trailer and take the car to the Houston port (200 miles from here) for shipping. The buyer is responsible for my out-of-pocket expenses (trailer rental and fuel costs) and must make all the arrangements with shippers and notify me of where to deliver the vehicle. We can discuss this by phone (713-855-7512), or email