National Geographic : 1963 Jul
Either way you look at it, the MG Sports Sedan is a startling new entry on the American scene. Not just a new car-but a new concept, this dignified little giant offers up an amazing amount of exciting automotive features. For example... Up front there's a power plant that boasts the sporting ancestry of the world's most competitive engine theMGengine....1098ccdis placement . .. dual carburetion . .. 4-speed stickshift . . . crunchproof synchromesh gear box ... speeds inexcessof80mph. . . While in the back, there's a lug gage compartment that provides 91/2 cubic feet of space. Plus a bathtub-sized, 3 passenger back seat with curved side windows for maximum shoulder room and an enormous rear window for maxi mum visibility. (80% of this car's length is devoted to 5 passengers and luggage because the engine is set crosswise instead of lengthwise). Still-the MG Sports Sedan is a true sports car. A car that corners like a cat and hugs the road like a leech. A car with aircraft type disc brakes up front for safer, surer stops. A car with front wheel drive for incredible stability, even in the teeth of a gale on the snakiest of curves. A car so competitive that, at any given time, it is a racing thoroughbred. Yet it is a car so tame, so domesti cated, that anyone can drive it and still reap 24 to 30 mpg. A car so easily handled that it can glide through big city traffic, sniff out the tiniest of parking spaces and slide into it like a coin in a slot. Which now brings us to the MG Sports Sedan's revolutionary new fluid suspension system . . . an amazing achievement (especially in a small car) that eliminates the need for springs and shock ab sorbers, yet impressively delivers a creamy-soft ride . . . a ride that flattens hills, anticipates bumps and humbles rocky roads. There are other aspects of the MG Sports Sedan's personality that bear your looking into but that defy the limited space this page has to offer. Suffice it to say that here is the first truly new automobile in many a year. A family automobile that economically combines sports car flair with limousine comfort. A car that can be expertly serviced through over 1,000 dealers in the U.S. and Canada. A car that is an elegant little rascal, bigger on the inside than it appears on the out side. A car that is at your MG Deal er now-and costs nothing to try. MG SPORTS SEDAN $1898°* *Suggested retail price New York P.O. E . includes: turn signal; windscreen washer; spare wheel; tool kit;ash traylight. (heater and white-walls optional) PRODUCT OFTHEBRITISHMOTORCORPORATION, LTD.,MAKERS OF MG,AUSTINHEALEY,SPRITE,MORRISAND AUSTINCARS FOR OVERSEASDELIVERYINFORMATION,WRITE: BMC. DEPT. G-3, 734 GRAND AVENUE, RIDGEFIELD, N. J.