1933 MG K1 / K3 Magnette Conversion ***Coming Soon***


Coming soon to Oldtimer Australia is a STUNNING 1933 MG K1 / K3 Magnette Conversion.

This particular car started its life as an MG K1 saloon that was finished black with a green interior. It was delivered to Duthrie & Sons, Montrose, Angus, Scotland on the 6th of November 1933. The car was then sold to the first owner on the 11th of November of the same year. The first recorded UK road registration was SR8731.

By 2000 the chassis was shortened from 10’ to 7’ and then the car was bought by a Melbourne based collector.

Between 2002-2008 the car underwent a complete refurbishment by highly regarded vintage car specialists Historic and Vintage Restorations (HVR) in Melbourne.

The engine saw a new block, crank, rods, pistons and crankshaft. The cylinder head had new valves, springs, inlet manifold and a new exhaust. The supercharger, water pump, generator and starter were completely rebuilt. The car features a close ratio preselector gearbox.

The chassis was rebuilt to K3 specifications with cruciform cross member, reinvited and painted. The suspension has a split steering axle, retempered springs, new bushes & shackles, refurbished dampers, extra rear shockers, rebuilt & respoked wheels and rebuilt 13” aluminium drum brakes with hydraulics.

The new body was built out of lightweight aluminium, with new guards, rebuilt original lights and instruments, new loom, aero screens, re-built original screens and wipers. The car has an original K3 (K3004) radiator and radiator cowl. The interior was reupholstered in red leather and the car painted in the most stunning shade of magenta. The car looks black in the photos, but it is a very dark, deep purple (magenta).

The car was displayed at Motorclassica in Melbourne in 2019.


  • An accurate, MG K1-based conversion mirroring one of the most successful sports cars of the 1930s.
  • Powered by a supercharged, overhead-camshaft, inline, six-cylinder engine paired with a preselector gearbox.
  • Built by renowned vintage car specialists, HVR in Melbourne.
  • Ideal for vintage races, rallies, hill climbs, and other thrilling events worldwide.

Price $329,950


  • $329,950
  • MG K1 / K3 Magnette Conversion
  • 1933
  • Convertible
  • Preselector Gearbox
  • N/A
  • 1,087cc

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