MG 14/40

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MG 14/40
MHV MG 14-40 saloon 1927.jpg
early two-door four-seater saloon
displaying Morris on the top of the radiator and
MG on the honeycomb
Overview
Manufacturer MG
Production 1927–1929
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door, 2 and 4 seater open tourer
2 door coupé (Salonette)
4-door saloon[1]
Powertrain
Engine 1802 cc four cylinder, side valve.
Transmission three speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 106 inches (2705 mm)[1]
Length 150 inches (3810 mm)[1]
Chronology
Predecessor MG 14/28
Successor MG 18/80

The MG 14/40 or MG 14/40 Mark IV is a sports car that was made by MG and launched in 1927. It was based on the contemporary Morris Oxford flatnose and was a development of the MG 14/28 and was built at Edmund Road, Cowley, Oxford where MG had moved in September 1927.[1] During production it became the first model to carry an MG Octagon badge on its radiator, the previous cars had retained a Morris Oxford badge.[2]

The change of name from 14/28 to 14/40 seems mainly to have been a marketing exercise and the reason for the Mark IV is unclear although it has been suggested that it represented the fourth year of production.[3] Externally the cars are very difficult to tell apart.

There were some changes to the 14/28 chassis and suspension and the brake servo was deleted.[3] Production ended in 1929, after approximately 700 cars had been built.[2]

Open two seater Mark IV 1928
Tourer Mark IV 1929

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Green, Malcolm (1997). MG Sports Cars. Godalming, UK: CLB. ISBN 1-85833-606-6. 
  2. ^ a b Baldwin, N. (1994). A-Z of Cars of the 1920s. Devon, UK: Bay View Books. ISBN 1-870979-53-2. 
  3. ^ a b Allison, Mike (1972). The Magic of MG. London, UK: Dalton Watson. ISBN 0-901564-09-5. 

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