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Reprinted Advertisements

Over the years of production, the MG Car Company had a variety of different advertisements.  These were run in the popular motoring press of the day and many of them are extremely good.  If you have a different advert style that is not featured here and would like to add it to the gallery, please scan it and send it to the webmaster remembering to state, if possible, the publication, and date.

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1955 and beyond

Date unknown Go to the top of the page

Glanfield Lawrence

Date and publication unknown

Glanfield Lawrence

Date and publication unknown

Light Car?

Date unknown 1947?

1947 Go to the top of the page

The Autocar

30 May 1947

Scottish Daily Express

20 June 1947

The Motor

13 August 1947

The Motor

3 December 1947

1948 Go to the top of the page

Dutch advert

approx. 1948

The Motor

21 January 1948

The Australian

Monthly Motor Manual

February 1948

Country Life

27 February 1948

The Motor

13 October 1948

Motor Show 1948

Exact date and publication

unknown probably August 1948

The Motor

3 November 1948

The Motor

10 November 1948

1949 Go to the top of the page

Publication unknown

1949 Advertisement for

J Inskip from a

motor show brochure

Belgian Advert

Source Unknown


Revue Automobile

date unknown 1949?

Export Trader

January / February 1949

The Autocar

20 May 1949

Revue Automobile

4 August 1949

The Autocar

30 September 1949

The Motor

4 May 1949

The Motor

28 December 1949

1950 Go to the top of the page

Australian Women's Weekly

28 January 1950

De Auto, Issue #17

Translation of the advertisement.

The 1 1/4 M.G. Saloon - not without reason

appreciated by expert-motorists for it's style,

grace and sportiness. Economical in

purchase and use. Space, comfort,

equipment and driving quality raise

admiration in the most spoilt motorists.

27 April 1950

Revue Automobile

9 November 1950

British Motor Cars 1950/51

A book by A.H. Lukins

1951 Go to the top of the page

Motor Sport

June 1951

Carteles 1951 Habana Cuba

Translation of the advertisement.

MG: The limousine version of a

sport car of worldwide renown

– the MG 1 1/4 litre offers the emotion

of racing without all the dangers.

It has capacity for four people

with great comfort, and no surprises

in the details of its ingenuity and

qualities for the highway. It is

a car that you will feel proud

to own, and always drive

with pleasure.

19 November 1951


September 19 1951

1952 Go to the top of the page

Source and date unknown

Circa 1952

Source Unknown

Shorrock supercharger


The Motor

21 May 1952

The Motor

21 May 1952

The Motor

21 May 1952

The Illustrated London News

19 July 1952

The Illustrated London News

20 September 1952

The Light Car

September 1952

The Autocar

17 October 1952

The Autocar

24 October 1952

The Illustrated London News

20 December 1952

The Autocar

26 December 1952

1953 Go to the top of the page

Date and publication unknown 1953?

Publication unknown

Dated as 1953


14 January 1953

The Illustrated London News

7 February 1953

The Autocar

10 April 1953

Motor Sport

June 1953


Coronation edition 1953

Subtly different from the June 1953

The Queen,

3 June 1953

The Illustrated London News

6 June 1953

The Illustrated London News

27 June 1953

The Motor

9 September 1953

The Autocar

16 October 1953

1954 Go to the top of the page


15 January 1954

The Motor

26 May 1954

1955 and beyond Go to the top of the page

Practical Motorist and Motor Cyclist

September 1957


28 October 1957

Practical Classics

April 1982

Thoroughbred and Classic Cars

May 1986

Brooks and Bentley

November 2005

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