National Geographic : 1963 Oct
The driver (right) is Graham Hill, World's Grand Prix Racing Cham pion. To the left sits Graham Hill, English country squire. They're one and the same. But the one car is actually two-a sports car and a family sedan. And therein lies the appeal of the MG Sports Sedan to a man like Graham Hill. As Grand Prix Champion, Graham Hill likes the MG Sports Sedan for its stability on icy slick roads, its refusal to wig-wag in the face of cross-sweeping winds. This trait the Sports Sedan owes to its front wheel drive, where most of the weight is over the driving wheels. Graham Hill, country gentleman, appreciates the MG Sports Sedan's "fluid suspension," a new concept that eliminates springs and shock absorbers - where a permanently sealed-in liquid allows the front wheels to telegraph news of an up coming bump to the rear wheels. The result: a gentle yet firm ride seldom experienced in any automobile. On the open road, the MG Sports Sedan houses one of the world's most competitive engines. This lit tle giant, styled in true British rac ing tradition, does zero to 50 mph in 14 sec. and has a top speed in excess of 80 miles per hour. Yet in big city traffic the MG Sports Sedan parks in a pocket, gets up to 30 mpg, and seats five comfort ably. Service and parts are avail able through over 1,000 dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Dual carburetion... 4-speed stick shift... crunchproof synchromesh gear box... sports car disc & drum combination brakes - all help the MG Sports Sedan flatten hills, cling to the road like a leech and stop on a shilling. The MG Sports Sedan is an amaz ing combination of racing potential, sedan comfort and economical pur chase. A very British thoroughbred that is, all at once, a sporting spirit, a stylish companion ... an elegant rascal. MG SPORTS SEDAN $1898°°* *Suggested retail price NewYork P.O. E . includes: turn signal; windscreen washer; spare wheel; tool kit; ash tray light (heater and whitewalls optional). PRODUCTOFTHE BRITISH MOTORCORPORATION, LTD., MAKERS OF MG, AUSTIN HEALEY, SPRITE, MORRISAND AUSTIN CARS FOR OVERSEASDELIVERY INFORMATION, WRITE: BMC, DEPT. G -4, 734 GRAND AVENUE, RIDGEFIELD, N.J.