Photo: Fibre glass MG, 1 of 2

Scanned image showing a parked car.
Scanned image showing a parked car.
Details
Object number
BXL : 1126.1
Country
Date
1954

Description

MG fitted with fibre glass car body. This car was built in December 1953 and registered in January 1954. Photo caption: This special body for an MG sports car has been built to private order by W Jacobs & Son Ltd, South Woodford, from Bakelite reinforced plastics. With these materials the body is moulded in two main parts from glass fibres bonded with Bakelite Polyester resins, the resulting product having great impact resistance and also being easily machined to suit individual requirements. It is mounted on a tubular steel frame, usually hinged fore and aft for easy access to the working parts, and is fixed to it by strips of glass fabric bonded with Bakelite resin. This body, which is intended primarily for those who want a special design, is moulded by Necolam Ltd, Blyth Northumberland, and supplied in the unfinished state by RGS Automobile Components Ltd, Winkfield, Berks. Although no effort was made to lighten this, an all-up saving of 2 ½ cwt. over the standard ‘TD’ MG was, in fact, achieved, and a redistribution of weight took place making it equal fore and aft. This item is part of the MoDiP BXL collection.
Designers & Manufacturers
Manufacturer
Manufactured for
BXL

Inscriptions

stamped: "11253" (rear)
Dimensions
Width
201mm
Height
150mm
Method
Material
paper