MG SVW Cars 1936 -1939

Designed to support and inform owners and enthusiasts of the MG SVW series

Hello and welcome to the MG SVW cars site.

This is for the three types of car in this series. MG VA (1.5 litre), MG SA (2 litre) and MG WA (2.6 litre)

There are around 550 MG SVW series cars left around the world including, tourers, saloons, DHCs, recreations and specials.

The intention here is to provide an online environment for users to share and archive information as well as connect with other owners around the world - all without the need to set up your own website.

It's all free to use - just sign up and you have your own personal page

Remember, you can actively contribute to the content as a member by adding your own story, technical tips and hints, meeting write-ups with photos and videos as well as advertising wanted and for sale items (non-commercial only thanks)

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Mike Temple replied to Mike Temple's discussion MG SVW cars for sale or wanted - private inquiries only please
"M.G. SA project for sale in N.S.W. Chassis no. 1852 built 1937, engine no. QPHG 2125 Original matching number car, complete and dismantled for restoration.  Straight body, no sign of accident damage.  Some rust in sills and panel…"
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Jan 19
Brian Campbell posted a discussion

SA Gearbox

Hi all,I am rebuilding my SA gearbox which in general is quite good, just one noisy bearing and a badly fitted (and damaged) front seal. However the layshaft does not have any thrust washers and has about  2mm end float, is this common or has someone assembled wrong in the past? I have a copy of the green covered "The MG Workshop Manual" that does not show any thrust washers either.See More
Jan 2


MG SVW cars for sale or wanted - private inquiries only please 38 Replies

Started by Mike Temple in MG SVW Cars for sale. Last reply by Mike Temple Feb 14.

SA Gearbox

Started by Brian Campbell in Introduce yourself Jan 2.

Heater and defrost unit

Started by Mike Temple in Modifications and modernisation Apr 15, 2019.

The right lifting jack

Started by Kai in Vehicle Technical tips Feb 19, 2019.

VA Steering wheel

Started by Michael in Vehicle Technical tips Jan 26, 2019.

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VA Tickford history

I have just bought VA2106 and brought it back from USA to restore.

It has been in a large warehouse since 1977, and I have no record of its history from registration in Stirling in 1942 (WG9297) up to 1972.
If anyone can fill in the gaps, I would love to hear from you
Stuart Cleaver

Posted by Stuart Douglas Cleaver on December 19, 2019 at 9:23

SA Charlesworth

Bob Simpson gave me the heads up on a very rare SVW car going to auction tomorrow 24th June. Its a Charlesworth for full restoration at £4-8000k which is cheap. I've only seen one for sale and it was at £68k and there are only 2 in the UK of 5 known worldwide.

Check it out at Bicester Classic sale

Sold for £19,040 and with around £50k pro restoration will be £70k to break even. The new owner will have a wonderful car to use and show, great to see another on the road

Posted by Mike Temple on June 23, 2018 at 6:00

Car inspection - Italy

Does anyone know of someone - amateur or professional - in Italy who could inspect a VA that I am considering purchasing?

Posted by Michael on May 8, 2018 at 19:37 — 1 Comment

VA Saloon or Tickford DHC wanted

I am looking for a good, usable MG VA saloon or Tickford coupe. Ideally, the car should have some originality and history, especially its original registration number and logbook, be roadworthy and capable of being driven home. However, I am flexible, and will consider a car needing some work.

I am prepared to pay a fair price for the right car and have cash ready.

I am an experienced classic car enthusiast, and a member of both the MGCC and MGOCC. My cars are cherished, kept…


Posted by Michael on April 2, 2018 at 13:54 — 2 Comments

VA at Goodwood

Spotted last weekend at the Revival P1080835-2

Rest of the snaps here:

Posted by Nick Salmon on September 15, 2017 at 10:35

Surviving SVW cars

Please take a little time to add your SVW to the list via this form. You can check if your car details are correctly listed by checking the MG SVW Surviving Cars database - I will endeavour to update this on a regular basis, many thanks


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