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)

The company which runs this site, Ning charge me an annual fee. If you feel that you would like to make a contribution to the running of this site, please feel free to donate any amount you see appropriate. Every little helps

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david ginsberg left a comment for Georg Reisch
"Hi welcome to the group."
May 18
Georg Reisch is now a member of MG SVW Cars 1936 -1939
May 18
Mike Temple replied to Mike Temple's discussion MG SVW cars for sale or wanted - private inquiries only please
"This must be the cheapest VA Tickford DHC for sale for a while at £25,000. It would need to recommissioning as it has been unused for 5 years, and was part of a private collection. Contact Tom Hardman in Yorkshire for further…"
Apr 29
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Heater and defrost unit

For those of you who have driven their SVWs in the cold with the top down, it can be a little chilly. I am sure some of you have already sourced heating units from other vehicles and it would be useful for you to share the details with pictures, if possible.If you are looking for a ready-made solution, the Vintage Air heater and defrost unit may be a helpful solution.…See More
Apr 15


MG SVW cars for sale or wanted - private inquiries only please 37 Replies

Started by Mike Temple in MG SVW Cars for sale. Last reply by Mike Temple Apr 29.

Heater and defrost unit

Started by Mike Temple in Modifications and modernisation Apr 15.

VA Steering wheel

Started by Michael in Vehicle Technical tips Jan 26.

Which oil for the VA 5 Replies

Started by Kai in Website technical tips. Last reply by Kai Oct 14, 2018.

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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

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

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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MG SA Mini High Torque Starter Motor to Replace Original Lucas M418G 255615

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