1937 MG SA - Owned By Randy Schultz


1937 MG SA: Body by Reinbolt and Christe', of Switzerland. The only one left in the World.

The MG SA was built as a chassis in England in 1937.

A BIG MG?? Before World War II, MG made all sorts of cars; big, small, land speed record cars, racers, and some rather mundane family four-doors. During the Great Depression, there were still some rich folks in Switzerland who could afford fancy cars. (You remember; Swiss Watches, gold, diamonds, neutrality, and Swiss bank accounts.) Also, the Swiss government gave a nice tax break for companies that made a car by importing a chassis and adding a Swiss-made body. A famous maker of Swiss car bodies was Reinbolt and Christe' of Basel, and only nine MG SA chassis were sent to Switzerland to be fitted with their bodies. Sadly, some completed cars went to Germany, obviously not a good place for a British car in Hitler's time. Others have simply faded away. This is the only one that survives.



1961 Metropolitan - Owner Randy Schultz


The Met was built in England in 1960 and is a 1961 model year.

It's a Metropolitan.... Made in England by the same nice folks who made MG, Austin Healey, and Mini Coopers, Mets came to America as Nashes and Hudsons and, later, as their own brand name, "Metropolitan." In the mid 50's and 60's, when American cars were big, heavy, and thirsty, doing things prudently was not much of a virtue.

Any girl whose name was "Prudence" couldn't get a date and a car club (The Metropolitan Club) whose motto was Latin for "Prudent Motoring" should have been about as popular as IRS audits. But Mets caught on. Even if they were two decades ahead of the fuel crunch, they not only didn't HIDE the fact that they had only 4 cylinders, were foreign cars, and only had real seats for two, they ADVERTISED it!

Mechanically, it is very similar to the MGA sports car. That gives it a good head of steam and makes it a good performer in town and on the highway. Its all welded construction has resulted in its being a sturdy and solid little car, even after many happy miles.

My Met is no immobile piece of driveway sculpture. It sees frequent outings and pleasurable miles.