IOTW no.377

By April 12, 2017IOTW

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IOM Midget

MG Midget DG 2327 was first registered in Gloucestershire in mid-1931. It had a two-tone colour scheme with wings a lighter colour than that of the body. It looks to be a fabric skinned version which by mid-1931 remained the most popular body covering outselling the metal clad car by a ratio of 5-1. As can be seen this car carries its spare wheel on its tail no doubt to free-up boot space for the luggage carried by the pipe-smoking driver and photographer. This image was taken in the late summer of 1932 and is one of a sequence of 20+ all taken on the Isle of Man, mainly in and around Douglas at that time. The photos were presumably taken to illustrate an as yet undiscovered article for The Autocar. (LAT plate E3926)

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