Early Mk1 MG Fake

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Supersonic
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Early Mk1 MG Fake

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-1100-ADO1 ... SwUD5eyXIc

The above is a fairy story and perhaps the current owner has been taken for a ride. The MG 1100 appeared in showrooms in October 1962 and were built during the summer of 1962. GA2S3 is a 2 door saloon chassis number and these were firstly exported overseas. This car in question is a UK post 1965 model in every way.

We have an early MG 1100 here and the features a genuine 1962/3 MG 1100 should have I will list to help people make up their own minds.

1. Washer bottle fitted on front face of radiator
2. Offside inner front wing is pressed flat, battery spaced of wing by three grommets
3. Chassis number is pressed into bonnet slam panel
4. Petrol pump fitted under boot floor on nearside
5. Two piece chrome door window frames with cover plates
6. Cranked gearstick
7. Engine rocker cover has metal oild filler cap
8. Master cylinder caps were metal
9. Boot lid bolts to hinge brackets have only two bolts
10. Boot board brackets on rear bulkhead are later type

I could list many more early features this car has not got.

The seller claims it was reshelled but we see everything original to that shell. It looks like that is a younger car used to reclaim registration mark 588 SFC

Hope this helps somebody.

Alan

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Other 1100 Club members have spotted the following:-

1. Front slam panel has no offset back edge
2. Front inner bulkhead wiring loom grommet and hole is round and should be square
3. Indicator stalk should have no green bulb and have green light above ash tray

Most think it is a complete 100% 1966 built car :)

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I'm sure you are right Alan. A shame. It was a nice story! What's the betting that one day it'll re-appear in a 2door 'shell though? And, a few years after that, it'll be "original" again :| Like quite a few Minis out there :lol:

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Thanks for the heads up!

Just shows that prices are rising a bit for the MG models.
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The very early MG 1100 (1962) had a chrome cranked gearstick. This one I used on my rallycross Mini. These are very hard to find now as they were all used in rally Minis :D

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Positive crankcase ventilation wasn't fitted until 1964

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