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If glanced at from a distance you could think that this car brand is a misspelled version of the American GM, but you would be mistaken. MG is in fact a 1924 British owned enterprise making their very own models of racing and sports cars. The first versions of the cars were in fact a modified rendition of a Morris chassis with the addition of a two-seater coachwork from Carbodies of Coventry. Soon enough the little garage was not sufficient to answer the growing demands for the cars and the company moved to a bigger location. This was only the first relocation that would occur in the following years as the company kept growing.
In 1928, the company had grown sufficiently to warrant a new plant with its own production line and a business identity completely dissociated with Morris Motors. The company was now known as the M. G. Car Company Limited from March of that year. The development went on until 1929 where the business settled for a spacious plant in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, until the year 1980.
In 1935 the M.G. Car Company Limited, still owned by William Morris, was sold to Morris Motors which was owned by the Nuffield Organization. This change in management opened up a new venture into racing. Then, in 1952, Morris Motors Limited and the Austin Motor Company Limited merged under the British Motor Corporation Limited banner. No longer than ten years later, the MGB model was launched in 1962 with roaring success. The modern lines and attention to details made it a very pleasant ride.
When BMC took over Jaguar in 1966 it changed its name to British Motor Holdings, then it joined Leyland Motor Corporation in 1968. Around the time where the Energy Crisis hit, British Leyland was partially nationalized in order to save the business. In order to cut costs it was decided by the management to close down the Abingdon factory in 1980 where the last MG model produced was the MGB. Along with the plant, the brand name was put to rest for a few years.
The brand name continued to switch hands until it landed in the hands of BMW, which revived it in 1995 with a new MG model, the MG F. The name was once again passed on to British hands in 2000 to form the MG Rover Group. Car production stopped in 2005 when the company had financial difficulties. The MG Rover Group was pickup by the Chinese Nianjin Automobile Group and given back its name of MG Motors. After 16 years, in 2011 the first new MG model came onto the market in China, UK, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica.
Regardless of the year or model of your MG car, it is worthwhile to maintain it with the best quality touch up paint on the market. For this exact purpose, TouchUpDirect has developed a color exact match for your MGB or any other model you might have. Don’t hesitate to use our durable touch up paint to restore your paint finish after an unfortunate rock chip or paint scratch. We also carry professional formats if you are looking for a bigger paint job.