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 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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However, if you choose not to contribute, membership will still continue to be free.

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Useful Links

SVW Register

SVW Spares (Debbie Sole)
MG Cars
MRM Engine specialists
MG Octogan Car club
MG Octogan Car club
MGSVW Yahoo group

Bas de Voogd's website

VA 08645 Blog
MG Cars US
MG SVW list of surviving cars
Enter your own car details here
MG History
MG ebay auction watch
T Types on eBay
Oznium LEDs

EZ Electric Power Steering

Electric motor/dynamo rewinds UK

Electrical systems on MGs

SVW register list of tech articles

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Latest Activity

Bob Simpson commented on Tomas Hill's blog post My new project arrives home at last
"Hello Tomas, The switch in the headlining is correct & is for the interior lamp in the centre of the roof."
Jun 15
DOUCHET Bernard updated their profile
Jun 10
DOUCHET Bernard is now a member of MG SVW Cars 1936 -1939
Jun 10
Tony Slattery replied to Tony Slattery's discussion Friction Discs in the SA Crakshaft Damper
"Well after a bit more cleaning and parts inspection, I managed to work this one out. There are two discs, either side of the two damper plates, which are held apart by the four springs. One friction disk works against the drive dog plate, and the…"
Jun 8


Friction Discs in the SA Crakshaft Damper 1 Reply

Started by Tony Slattery in Vehicle Technical tips. Last reply by Tony Slattery Jun 8.

petrol oils switch

Started by jan groeneveld in Vehicle Technical tips Aug 14, 2017.

MG VA Cars 1937 - 1939 .. The Survivors 2 Replies

Started by Mike Temple in MG VA cars 1937 - 1939 .. The Survivors. Last reply by jan groeneveld Jul 29, 2017.

oil leak va 1938

Started by jan groeneveld in Vehicle Technical tips Jul 29, 2017.

VA Semaphores 2 Replies

Started by Nick Salmon in Vehicle Technical tips. Last reply by Nick Salmon Apr 16, 2017.

Blog Posts

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

My new project arrives home at last

Hello everyone

My new project, a 1936 MG SA, has arrived home and now I have a huge number of questions.

My first aim is to make it safe.  The car hasn't been on the road since 1971 and the brakes need a complete overhaul and a complete new wiring loom.

Does anybody live in the South-West?  I live in Cornwall and would appreciate viewing an SA for comparision.

I have been looking at new tyres and wonder whether anyone has any…


Posted by Tomas Hill on August 6, 2017 at 8:26 — 2 Comments

Looking for information on SA woodwork

For the restoration of my SA Tickford I am looking for information about the woodwork at the lower rear of the body section below the boot. Attached phot shows the area I am talking about. I would like to see phots of a complete car if possible. Regards, Don

Posted by Donald Walker on June 10, 2017 at 8:22

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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