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Current owner: Morgan Family, Victoria.
MMM No: 78.
Information: Guarantee plate issued 7/12/32. Standard 2-seat body, painted green, registered JB 1047. Retained by Works and used for Class H record attempts at Montlhery 1932 and then Le Mans 24 hour race in 1933.
7/12/32: Guarantee plate issued.
18-19/12/32: International Class H record attempts at Montlhery, France. Drives G. Eyston, T. Wisdom and A. Denly.
1000 miles ss 69.19 mph, 2000 kms ss 69.95 mph, 24 hrs ss 70.61 mph.
17-18/6/33: ACO Le Mans 24 hour race, France drivers G. Hendy and H.D. Parker and survived until the 20th hour, 125 laps.
1933: Bought by Tom Hollingrake, M.G. Company employee for 120 pounds.
1934: Sold for 250 pounds to Louis Dreyfus for Le Mans – DNS.
Resold to Hollingrake for 150 pounds.
1/9/34: owner Jack Wisdom, Putney.
22/12/34: Imported into Australia by Aldridge and Martin, Melbourne. Registered, 193 219.
Early ’35: sold to Derry George, Melbourne.
19/10/35: LCCA Petrol Consumption Test, driver D. George, 1st Section 3.
15/12/35: LCCA Mountain Rally, driver D. George.
29/2/36: LCCA 24 hour rally, driver D. George, crashed finishing upside down in the Tambo River.
1/12/36: Traded on J3763 with Stan Edwards.
20/6/37: 750cc Car Club Mystery Rally, driver Stan Edwards. 1st.
2-3/10/37: VSCC Rally, Cowes, driver S. Edwards.
3/4/38: The Sun Annual Motor Tour and Rally, driver S. Edwards.
16/9/38: owner Bob Hollingshead.
1945: Reregistered Vic DC 259.
6/46: Greensborough Hillclimb, driver R. Hollingshead, DNF.
26/1/47: LCC Ballarat Races, driver R. Hollingshead.
2/11/47: LCCA Rob Roy Hillclimb, driver R. Hollingshead 2nd 1100cc.
1948: Four local Victorian events, driver R. Hollingshead.
1949: Two local Victorian events, driver R. Hollingshead.
1952 or 53: owner Len Phillips, Frankston, Vic.
1958 or 59: owner Peter Beasley, Vic.
Early ’60s: owner John Passmore, Vic.
1966: owner Pip Bucknell, Qld.
1967: owner Rod Hiley, Abingdon Motors Qld. Full restoration begun.
9/87: owner Wal Magilton, Vic. Reg CH 0568 Club Permit.
Was used extensively by Wal Magilton and son Matthew in a wide range of events including Observed Section Trials at which it has been particularly successful.
5/16: sold to Morgan Family, Vic.
2019: shipped to UK to tour the UK and Europe attending Historic Montlhery, visited Le Mans museum, was stored at Kimber House between visits.