A Pictorial Glimpse at MG Motor Cars Through the Years
Morris Garages (MG Cars) is a previous British sports car maker established in 1924, the founder of the MG brand. In May 2000, The
MG brand, alongside the Rover brand to the MG Rover group, when BMW 'broke up' the Rover Group. This course of action saw the return of MG identifications on sportier Rover-based autos, and a revised MG TF, announced in 2002. Although, all production stopped in April 2005 when MG Rover went into bankruptcy.
MG Rover assets were purchased by Chinese carmaker Nanjing Automobile in July 2005 themselves' were acquired by
SAIC in December 2007
The 1924 MG 14/28 was the fist model which comprised of a new sporting body mounted on on a
Morris Oxford chassis. This model was produced through several redesigns to the Morris. The first auto which can be depicted as a new MG, as opposed to an altered Morris was the 1928 MG 18/80 which had its own designed chassis and the first typical vertical MG grille. In 1929, a smaller auto was produced being the first of a long line of Midgets beginning with the M-Type based upon a 1928 Morris Minor chassis.
In 1936, MG presented the TA which was fitted in both the front and rear with hydraulic shock absorbers.
was added to the second through fourth gear, and the hydraulic brakes were added to enhance stopping power
MG made a name for itself during the early days of global car racing. Starting before and proceeding after World War II, MG created a line of autos known as the T-Series Midgets which, were exported around the world, with greater success than anticipated. Included were the MG TC, MG TD, and MG TF, models all of which were based upon the pre-war MG TB, and redesigned with each successive version.
MG discontinued its Y-Type cantinas and pre-war designs and in 1955 released the MGA. The MGB was announced in 1962 to fulfill demand for a more comfortable and modern sports car. The fixed head coupe (FHC) followed the MGB GT in 1955. With continual redesigns, for the most part to comply with progressively stringent United States safety and emissions standards, the MGB was manufactured until 1980. From 1967 to 1969 a fleeting model called the MGC was built. The MGC was based on the MGB body, although with a larger and, heavier six-cylinder motor, and worse handling to some degree. In 1961, MG began manufacturing the MG Midget. The Midget was a re-badged and marginally restyled second-generation Austin-Healey Sprite. The 1974 MGB was the last model produced with chrome bumpers. The 1974½ featured black rubber bumpers that some asserted ruined the lines of the car, all over new United States safety regulations;
In 1973, the MGB GT V8 was released with the ex-Buick Rover V8 engine and was manufactured until 1976. Likewise with the MGB, the Midget design was as often changed until the Abingdon factory shut down in October 1980 and the remainder of the line was made. The badge was additionally applied to renditions of BMC cantinas including the BMC ADO16, which was produced as a Riley, yet with the MG pitched as somewhat more "sporty".
1924 MG 14/28
1936 MG TA
1936 MG WA
1947 MG Y Type
1948 MG TC
1950 MG TD
1961 MGA 1600
1973 MGB GT V8
1973 MG Midget
1974 MGB Roadster
2000 MG TF
2012 MG 350
2014 MG EV Concept
2015 MG GS
2016 MG BGT Concept
MG (Morris Garages) Motor Cars Through the Years
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