MG L MAGNA
Salonette, Continental coupé, open 2-seater, open 4-seater.
Ho hum. MG were obviously trying to confuse all and sundry with their L Magna and K series Magnettes in the early thirties. The L-type used the new MG Wolseley Hornet based unit with cross-flow cylinder head, twin SU carbs and in this case coil ignition. All this was installed in a chassis with the K series wheelbase of 94 3/16ins but with a narrower track at 42ins. A four-speed crash 'box was used, the 12ins brakes were from the J2 and the car was able to top 75mph. The L2 was the two-seater and very attractive, the L1 four-seater transformed in appearance from the F-type thanks to swept wings, cutaway doors and a flared scuttle. The Continental coupé was an oddity, closely resembling some of the closed Bugattis, and it didn't sell.