1933 MG Magna L-Type Supercharged Two-Seater Special

Introduced concurrently with MG’s 1931 D-Type Midget, the six-cylinder F-Type Magna shared a striking resemblance to its four-cylinder counterpart. Both models featured an extension of the under-slung chassis initially showcased on the racing C-Type Midget but with an elongated wheelbase.

While the Magna retained the classic MG appearance, it offered enhanced refinement compared to the four-cylinder versions, courtesy of its smoother, torque-rich, and relatively vibration-free six-cylinder engine. In 1932, the F2 variant made its debut, featuring 12″ brakes (replacing the original 8″ drums) and Midget two-seater coachwork. Meanwhile, the mechanically similar F3 model was a four-seater tourer.

The final iteration of the Magna series, the L-Type, arrived in March 1933. It featured a downsized 1,087cc engine but produced more power (41bhp) thanks to a 12-port, cross-flow cylinder head. The L-Type chassis retained the 12″ brakes and closely resembled the contemporary K-Series Magnette, differing mainly in track width. The L-Type was capable of reaching speeds in the vicinity of 75mph. Production of the L1/L2 Magna concluded in 1934, with a total of 576 units produced.

Source: Bonhams