1925 MG 14/28 Bullnose Supersports Salonette

Owner: The Labora Collection

Built in 1925, this MG 14/28 Bullnose is not only one of just eight extant examples of the model, but it is also the sole car known to survive with special salonette coachwork created by Carbodies of Coventry. It’s also one of the earliest MGs still in existence, and is the oldest MG still wearing its original bodywork. Powered by a 1.8-litre sidevalve inline-four engine, it still had enough oomph to whisk its occupants to 65mph when new.

First registered in Berkshire, the Bullnose later spent time in Wiltshire and Essex, and it was displayed at the Ramsgate Motor Museum from the 1970s until 2005.

After being acquired by marque expert Fred Body, it was comprehensively restored, but with an eye on retaining such special and unusual features as marine scuttle vents and under-scuttle tool storage. The body was largely intact, with only the driver’s door pillar requiring attention – the original body stampings remain visible and present.

The dashboard is all original, with the instruments and switch panels exactly as they were when this milestone MG was first delivered, 99 years ago. It joined the Labora Collection in 2021, and is the perfect representation of this treasured British marque that celebrates its centenary in 2024.

Power: 40bhp | Top speed: 65mph | 0-60mph: N/A