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Chassis number K3025

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Basics
     
Chassisnumber K3025 Body colour
Body type Current not recorded. "1934 when new. Trim colour
Body number MG / Carbodies / Condition
Status Active Last recorded change of owner 30 November 1988
Type / Model K3-types Register number MMM 2632
       
Engines
 
Engine number Type    
624AK
Original
 
       



Pictures Descriptions  

July 1975

Before restoration was carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960, the car wore this Jensen body which had been fitted in 1937 for W.E.C. Watkinson.

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay). Mike Allison says: "This is Charles E.C. Martin, a gentleman English racing driver of the immediate pre-war era. He bought a K3 new in 1934, and joined forces with Roy Eccles, who also bought one, and they shared expenses and drives during 1934. A friend of mine at the factory, Ernie Frazier, was their mechanic, and whenever they shared a drive, it was not always recorded which of the two cars was used! Later they bought an ERA, and sold the M.G.s, while Roy transferred his allegiance to his Rapier, known as the Eccles Rapier, built up, by Ernie, from spares sold off when the Rapier concern collapsed ... this used the last Rapier chassis. In 1962 (just before I went to work at Abingdon) Martin came and drove his old car, and this picture was taken by Stuart Seager."

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay). Mike Allison says: "This is Charles E.C. Martin, a gentleman English racing driver of the immediate pre-war era. He bought a K3 new in 1934, and joined forces with Roy Eccles, who also bought one, and they shared expenses and drives during 1934. A friend of mine at the factory, Ernie Frazier, was their mechanic, and whenever they shared a drive, it was not always recorded which of the two cars was used! Later they bought an ERA, and sold the M.G.s, while Roy transferred his allegiance to his Rapier, known as the Eccles Rapier, built up, by Ernie, from spares sold off when the Rapier concern collapsed ... this used the last Rapier chassis. In 1962 (just before I went to work at Abingdon) Martin came and drove his old car, and this picture was taken by Stuart Seager."

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Before restoration was carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960, the car wore this Jensen body which had been fitted in 1937 for W.E.C. Watkinson. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

Restoration carried out at the M.G. works in Abingdon, ca. 1960. ('68margo' collection on eBay)

'The Little Car Show, August 12, 2020' on Facebook: "TBT: Jeff and Bruce Qvale are pictured in this Bill Brooks photo from the 1961 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. That's their dad's car they're in, an MG Magnette K-3 - a supercharged 1100cc short chassis racing car from the early 1930s. Dad was Kjell Qvale a Bay Area auto importer and racing enthusiast who came up with the idea of the Concours as something to accompany sports car races he was running at Pebble Beach in the 1950s. The Magnette is a true Little Car treasure- only 33 were made, few remain - so if this one happens to be on the West Coast somewhere, and if the Pebble Beach show is sort of "been there, done that" for its owners, there's still time to enter The Little Car Show, August 17, 2016! Entry form is here: http://marinamotorsports.org/events/"

 


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