Arnolt 240

Available Info for Arnolt 240

Chassis

TD23393

Engine

XPAG/TD2/23955 (later had Triumph replacement); had replacement TD when acquired by Brayshaw, who has an XPEG and Shorrock supercharger to replace the original.)

Style

Bertone Convertible 4409

Location

Bay of Plenty

New Zealand

Paint Color

Originally Grecian Grey (Sanders register as Red 253-438, and will be red per Brayshaw)

Upholstery Color

Beige (Sanders register as Grey?)

Wheels

Dunlop

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Optional Extras

Originally supplied with painted wire wheels.

Ownership History

"Rod L Brayshaw, 25d Crosby Lane, Katikati 3063, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Phone 07 549 4250 email to: rod@mgcarco.com

ex Chip Hellie. Ron Thompson provenance list (8/91) adds Wm. McMillin, for sale in Hemmings 7/91, $10,000 - unverified.

Additional Information

MG produced this as a Left-Hand drive TD with Export to North America specifications (EXLNA), on 24 December,1952. The Vessel ledgers show that Arnolt convertible 240 was shipped on the SS Kollbrynn with convertibles 236, 238 and 239, received in Chicago via the Great Lakes on August 4, 1953. The purchaser was Melvin H. Boldt, delivered on January 21, 1954, invoice 13. Boldt (1917-1981) was an important industrial designer from the 50's to the 70's for Bendix, Raytheon and Zenith, where "The success of his firm afforded Boldt a lifestyle of golf, fine cars, and impeccable suits." He also designed various AMI jukeboxes, and the Zenith Transoceanic radio. (For more on Boldt see http://www.industrialdesignhistory.com/book/export/html/45 and https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25521226/chicago-tribune/). Purchased by Brayshaw from a dealer in Oregon.

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