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Triple M Corner no.333

By May 14, 2024Triple M corner

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.

The MG C Type Montlhery Midget was a direct descendent of the MG M Type Midget of 1929. It came about following the winning of the overall Team Prize achieved by a sextet of privately entered, albeit factory prepared M Types at the Brooklands Double-Twelve race held in the spring of 1930. As a result of this success the MG EX120 (fitted with a 746 cc OHC engine) was developed at Abingdon for a successful record-breaking attempt at the Montlhery circuit near Paris in February 1931. The outcome of this further success was a limited production run of 44 cars based upon the record breaker, resulting in an emphatic triumph at the 1931 running of the Double -Twelve race when 13 C Types took part and ended up occupying the first five places overall. These Motor Sport photographs appear here courtesy of the LAT Collection.

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