MG SVW Cars 1936 -1939

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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

Added by Mike Temple on June 23, 2018 at 6:00 — No Comments

Car inspection - Italy

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

Added 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…


Added 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:

Added by Nick Salmon on September 15, 2017 at 10:35 — No Comments

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…


Added 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

Added by Donald Walker on June 10, 2017 at 8:22 — No Comments

Two SAs for auction

There are two SAs coming up for sale at the H&H Duxford auction on March 29th.



Added by Nick Salmon on March 19, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

VA Tourer Restorer in Pennsylvania

I have been talking to a chap in PA USA, who is restoring a VA Tourer - it is a car on the survivors list !.

Is there anyone else in that part of the world with a VA Tourer he can look at for "getting it right" on his car ?.

I will encourage him to join our little group here.

Thanks in anticipation,


Added by Tony Slattery on January 23, 2017 at 2:02 — 1 Comment

SA starter problems - broken bellhousing

Hi further to my post on the SA starter,  it looks to me that the problem sa's  have with the breaking of the bellhousing may well be down to the fact that the bellhousing Is fairly thin cast alloy coupled with that true pig of a starter which due to its length and weight exerts considerable force on the susceptible area, in fact I'm convinced of this ! 

I at first considered repair of my starter on which the nosecone had broken up and exited through the side of the bellhousing, this…


Added by george melvin on January 6, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Merry Christmas

Added by Nick Salmon on December 22, 2016 at 14:15 — 1 Comment

SVW Spares Under New Management - official statement

I spoke to Tim Smith yesterday and he has sent me this official update for you all to have a read

'SVW Spares the specialist restoration, service and spares provider for MG SA, VA & WA 1930’s motor cars has been sold to John Harris, himself an MG enthusiast

Peter Radcliffe the founder and general manager for the last 25 plus years will remain with the business on a part time and consultancy basis meaning Peter’s experience, expertise and enthusiasm will remain on call to…


Added by Mike Temple on December 1, 2016 at 17:03 — No Comments

SVW Spares - a company update

There has been a flurry of comments, many negative, on the Yahoo groups SVW forum recently concerning the change of ownership of the…


Added by Mike Temple on November 24, 2016 at 13:33 — 1 Comment

SA 1937

hi  I am having to manufacture a new nosecone for the starter on my 1937 SA  the unit cost comes down considerably if I can manufacture a few of them so if there is anyone out there who is interested please get in touch  thanks  G Melvin

Added by george melvin on October 12, 2016 at 11:55 — 2 Comments

Seeking information about VA Saloon ((VA0447)) Reg CVB 481

I purchased this 1937 VA in June 2016 from a dealer in Kent.

Previous owners were an Edward Braclik (who had the car in 2014/16) and Peter Harper (who had her for I think about 7 or 8 year until about 2014 and with whom I am in contact) - then nothing known until 1945 to 1954 when it was in Surrey with four different owners in the period. Unfortunately I don't have the original buff logbook, only a replacement from 1946 on.

If anyone can fill in any gaps or has any other info…


Added by Nick Salmon on October 3, 2016 at 10:16 — No Comments

Last minute reprieve

Well, we are still here.

It seems Ning have received many negative responses to their cancellation plans for the Ning mini site that they have 'rolled back' their decision to shut us down.

I'm not holding my breath, though as they seem to be hell bent on alienating most of the community networks at the expense of making a profit. For many of the pro sites, their fees have just doubled, so it seems a period of uncertainty.

I have written to them asking how long this…


Added by Mike Temple on October 1, 2016 at 13:35 — No Comments

The end of a good time

Well, thanks to all who responded to my message, I appreciate it. As to the site, well I'm sorry to say that despite looking at many workarounds, it seems that hosting a site costs far too much money for a group of this size.

I am looking at other ways of sharing SVW info and will hopefully get this up and running in the winter (Northern hemisphere), I have managed to save all of the photos you have posted, so that time hasn't been lost but even though I have saved all the forum…


Added by Mike Temple on September 30, 2016 at 6:21 — No Comments

The future of this site

Hi all. Just a quick reminder to check your email inbox and spam folders as I have just sent out a message to all members.

This concerns the changes to the pricing plan for this site from the current low level to $588 a year. So unless any of you have some great ideas, this site will close on 1st October 2016 and all the discussions and photos will be lost.

Sorry to be the purveyor of bad news


Added by Mike Temple on September 1, 2016 at 7:04 — 1 Comment

Back to work

Hello every one i am back on the restauration ,sorry had some problems....see you

Added by Edgar Barrios on April 17, 2016 at 15:10 — No Comments

Crank rear oil seal?

Is there a lip seal conversion suitable for a VA to replace a worn out 'Scroll Seal'.

There has been one available for the XPAG engines for some years.

Will this fit the TPBG or is there something similar out there, does anyone know?

Many thanks…


Added by Charlie Plain-Jones on January 4, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

MG SA 1937

Looking for Left and right rear hub and 2 half shafts ,new or at lest 90%.

MG SA 1937

Please mail me.



Added by Meijers Jos on November 28, 2015 at 16:03 — No Comments

For sale

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