Arnolt 218

Arnolt 218 was the prototype roadster displayed at the 1952 Turin Automobile Show.

The whereabouts of this prototype or its survival are unknown.

Available Info for Arnolt 218






Bertone Convertible 4401


state unknown

country unknown

Paint Color


Upholstery Color



Factory steel

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Optional Extras

ASD list #2 shows this car was supplied with a radio. This c ar and car 219 show early, prototype bumpers.

Ownership History

Prototype roadster, exhibited at the 1952 Salone dell'Automobile di Torino - survival or location unknown.

Wayne VanDyne (also variously written in Arnolt records as Van Dine or Van Dyne; unlikely to be Van Dire as on list #1, or VanDire, as on lists 2&3)

Additional Information

MG produced this as an Export Left-Hand drive TD (unlike others, NOT specifically for Export to North America), on 7 September, 1951 According to Arnolt's Vessel Lists, this convertible arrived in Chicago on the SS Exton in July, 1952 with prototype coupe 219, and was sold to Wayne VanDyne on 12/1/54, invoice 1787. (For different spellings of name, see entry ). Illustrated on the cover of Motorsport Magazine, April, 1953. The two (possibly three?) prototypes are identifiable by the body crease that kicks up on the rear fender, while production cars kick up 2/3rds of the way down the door.

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