The Triple M series of MG’s all belong to a family of models that commenced with the 1929 MG Midget and continued through to the mid-thirties via a long string of four and six cylinder OHC engined cars that forged the marques identity.
OD 6791 is a 1933 MG J3 Midget, the J3 being a supercharged 746 cc version of the famous J2 while using a similar engine to its predecessor, the Montlhery C Type. This one was originally ordered by a Miss E.V. Watson who competed extensively in the car during the thirties and was the last of the 22 examples of the model to be built. A little internet research indicates that the car has been sold at least twice in the last twenty years. However, the undated photo seen above is from the LAT archive and has a caption that reveals that it may have also been sold by the Brooks auction house at ‘Motorfair’, the name given to the Earls Court London Motor Show in October 1991. (LATphotoscan – courtesy of Motorsport Images)