1953 Arnolt -MG COUPE 

1953 Arnolt-MG COUPE

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MG Arnolt Coupe Bertone only 67 have been built.



On private collection during a long time, machine number engine and frame





At the beginning of the 50s, Stanley Arnolt, passionate about motor racing, abandoned the manufacture of marine engines and devoted himself to the resale of English cars. He founded S.H. Arnolt Inc and became the main importer of MG, Riley and Morris in the American Midwest. He later also became a Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Aston-Martin dealer. In 1952, during a visit to the Turin Motor Show, he fell in love with a coupe and a convertible presented by the Italian coachbuilder Bertone. Made on the chassis of the small MG TD, their innovative lines are the fruit of the collaboration of Giovanni Bertone, Nuccio Bertone and Franco Scaglione. Very interested, Arnolt negotiates an exclusive contract for these models. Bertone establishments, in financial difficulty, cannot do without such a windfall. The American importer plans to build 200 models: 100 coupes and 100 convertibles. The chassis fitted with their engines from the MG factory in Abingdon were sent to Genoa by boat and then transited to Turin by truck. The steel body with aluminum sashes was welded to the frame and not bolted as was done at MG. The cars were then shipped by boat to the United States and then transported to Chicago for final assembly. The car could thus receive optional Borrani spoke rims or a Motorola radio. The Arnolt MG is equipped with the 1250cc XPAG engine developing 54 horsepower from the TD, some examples will receive an optional Shorrock compressor. Unfortunately, production will not reach 200 units as the MG factory will stop supplying the chassis. In the end, 102 cars will be manufactured between 1953 and 1954: 67 coupes and 36 convertibles.



The copy we are presenting bears the number 315, it was put into circulation in 1953 in the United States. It was fully restored in the early 2000s when it was owned by an American living in Phoenix, Arizona. Its body has been repainted in its original old english white color and the interior has been restored to its original connolly red color. This very elegant color combination gives this car a most seductive look.



Our Arnolt was imported to France in the early 2000s and is today in good overall condition. At the mechanical level, the car starts straight away and its handling is very simple. Extremely rare model on the European market, there are believed to be very few survivors today. Between English mechanics and Italian style of the 50s, this superb coupÚ has all the arguments to seduce you. According to the Arnolt Register, this car would not wear its original color.

Reference Number 643233

as of 7/29/2021

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Car 1953 Arnolt -MG COUPE
Registration FR 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 5.966 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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