Arnolt 237

Available Info for Arnolt 237




XPAG/TD2/23491 (XPAG/TD2/23491 in the MG factory Guaratee Plate Records, but 23496 on all Arnolt ledgers and on reproduction Arnolt plate on car, reproduced in Ponder auction catalog. Engine 23496 was originally fitted to car TD22988, so 23491 is probably correct).


Bertone Convertible 4406


state unknown

country unknown

Paint Color

Post OPffice Red 253-438

Upholstery Color

Red VM 3086



Optional Extras

Originally supplied with painted wire wheels; now with chrome Borrani wire wheels and a Judson supercharger

Ownership History

Listed for sale in Ponder Auction, September, 2022, lot 3193, estimated at $130-150,000. Sold for $176,000.

ex Clive DeCarle, England, ex Samuel A. Fuller, Travessa do Despacho 17, 1150-123 Lisbon, Portugal. Gene Ponder, Marshall,TX.

Additional Information

MG produced this as a Left-Hand drive TD with Export to North America specifications (EXLNA), on 10 December, 1952. The Vessel ledgers show that Arnolt convertible 237 was shipped on the SS Kollfynn with convertibles 233, 234 and 235, and coupes 226, 227, 228, 229, 230 and 231, received in Chicago via the Great Lakes on July 21, 1953. Sold to James R. Thomas on 9 Sept., 1953, invoice 1158. Extensively restored, with non-original features such as padded dashboard.

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