M Type 2737

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Current owner:  Ryan Thompson, Victoria

MMM No: 2858

Information: Built in 1931 as a fabric 2-seat roadster for the home market.

Original timber frame and Rexine covering survives under recent vinyl recover.


This car was discovered in a shed in London in 1993 and is in very original condition having covered a comparatively low mileage due to its long time in storage.

Bought in the UK by Barry Bahnisch and imported to Australia in 1993.

Barry partially restored the car and returned it to the road in the 1990s carrying S.A. reg. no. VMR 694.

The car received a more thorough restoration and was displayed at the first Pre-war Register biennial rally at Beechworth in 2005, reregistered S.A. BB 561X.

Unfortunately some years later the engine suffered a broken crankshaft but with Barry’s health declining the family decided to auction his extensive vehicle collection.  The auction was conducted by Bennetts in South Australia in January 2016.  M2737 was sold with the engine dismantled and with a known broken crankshaft.

Bought by Ryan Thompson the engine was fully rebuilt using a new crankshaft.  Displayed at M.G.C.C.V. Concours 2018.

  • Listing ID: 1760
  • Midget: M Type
  • Chassis Number: M2737
  • Year of Production: 1931
  • Previous Owners: Barry Bahnisch, SA
  • Current Owner: Ryan Thompson
  • Original Engine Number: 2506A
  • Current Engine Number: 2506A
  • Date Acquired: 2016
Contact details

Victoria,Australia,All Locations