14/40

A technical overview and history of the 14/40

MG 14/40
Production1927–1929
700 approx
PredecessorMG 14/28
SuccessorMG 18/80
Body styles2-door, 2 and 4 seater open tourer
2 door coupé (Salonette)
4-door saloon
Engine1802 cc four cylinder.
Transmissionthree speed manual
Wheelbase106 inches (2705 mm)
Length150 inches (3810 mm)
The MG 14/40 or 14/40 Mark IV was a car made by the MG Car company and launched in 1927. It was based on the contemporary Morris Oxford and was a development of the MG 14/28 and was built at Edmund Road, Cowley, Oxford where MG had moved in September 1927.It was the first model to carry an MG Octagon badge on its radiator, the previous cars had retained a Morris Oxford badge. The change of name from 14/28 to 14/40 seems mainly to have been a marketing exercise and the reason for the Mark IV is unclear although it has been suggested that it represented the fourth year of production.Externally the cars are very difficult to tell apart. There were some changes to the 14/28 chassis and suspension and the brake servo was deleted.

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MG 14/40

The MG 14/40 or MG 14/40 Mark IV is a sports car that was made by MG and launched in 1927. It was based on the contemporary Morris Oxford flatnose and was a development of the MG 14/28 and was built at Edmund Road, Cowley, Oxford where MG had moved in September 1927.[1] During production it became the first model to carry an MG Octagon badge on its radiator, the previous cars had retained a Morris Oxford badge.[2]

The change of name from 14/28 to 14/40 seems mainly to have been a marketing exercise and the reason for the Mark IV is unclear although it has been suggested that it represented the fourth year of production.[3] Externally the cars are very difficult to tell apart.

There were some changes to the 14/28 chassis and suspension and the brake servo was deleted.[3] Production ended in 1929, after approximately 700 cars had been built.[2]

Open two seater Mark IV 1928
Tourer Mark IV 1929

References

  1. ^ a b c d Green, Malcolm (1997). MG Sports Cars. Godalming, UK: CLB. ISBN 1-85833-606-6.
  2. ^ a b Baldwin, N. (1994). A-Z of Cars of the 1920s. Devon, UK: Bay View Books. ISBN 1-870979-53-2.
  3. ^ a b Allison, Mike (1972). The Magic of MG. London, UK: Dalton Watson. ISBN 0-901564-09-5.

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