1939 MG VA Tickford Drophead Coupe, Long Termed Owned. Extremely Rare.
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: VA Drophead
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1939
- Mileage: 15000
- VIN: VA2000S
- Color: Red
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1939 MG VA Drophead
Produced 2 1/2 years. Est. 551 produced. Extremely rare. Lots of patina. Engine 4 cylinder 1548 cc, overhead valves, twin semi-downdraft carbs coupled to 4 speed gearbox with remote gear change, 19" wheels were fitted, shod with 5.00x19 inch crossply tires. MGVA 3 roof positions: fully closed, fully open, or with just front seats occupants exposed. Engine has counterbalanced crankshaft, a new-type dry plate clutch. Luvax hydralic shock absorbers and the "Jackall" built-in jacking system.
My father, Robert C. Earl, imported this car from England in 1968. His sister, who lived in England at the time, located the car and arranged for its shipment to my father in Malibu, California, USA. The car was stored in my father's garage at his home in Malibu for nearly 30 years. During this time, he and his wife used the car for occasional pleasure drives and trips to nearby auto shows. I have included a picture of them during a "red carpet" showing at the Queen Mary Ship Tour and Museum.
After his wife's passing in 1999, my father relocated to Bellingham, Washington, USA and brought the car with him. He kept the car in a heated storage unit and continued using the car for occasional pleasure drives and trips to nearby auto shows. He had the canvas replaced locally during his time in Bellingham. He and a buddy had the car trailered to an auto show at Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada. As my father aged, I became his driver for the MG. We shared many memorable local drives together.
My father passed away in 2007 and left the car to me in his will. At this time, I brought the car to my home just outside Bellingham. I've stored it since then in a garage on my property. I use the car for occasional local drives and trips to nearby auto shows. To make the car safer to drive, I replaced some of the drum brake components a few years ago.
The decision to sell the car has taken me a long time to make. I find that I'm not using the car as much as I have in the past. While the car holds wonderful memories for me, I hope someone else will enjoy the car as much as my family has.
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