Midget cam site
The previous advanced overhead-cam inline-four engine was by then not in use by any other production car so it was replaced by the MPJG OHV unit from the Wolseley 10, but with twin SU carburettors, modified camshaft and manifolding.
A bench-type seat was fitted with storage space behind.
The soft top could be used in three positions, fully open, closed or open just over the seats.
Wind-up windows were fitted to the higher topped doors making the car more weathertight and individual bucket seats used in the fully carpeted interior.
The T-type was capable of reaching almost 80 mph (130 km/h) in standard tune with a 0–60 mph time of 23.1 seconds.
Allan Tomlinson won the 1939 Australian Grand Prix handicap driving an MG TA.