Does anyone have a copy of “Top of the Class MG K3003 : A Short History of the MG K3 Magnette JB1475” by Graeme Cocks? I really can’t afford a copy - and I am now completely out of book storage space - and it isn’t available on inter-library loan.
The reason I ask is that in 1934 a German, Theodor Fork, seemingly purchased the MG Magnette K3, chassis # K3003, from the MG Factory. This was the same car in which Eyston and Lurani raced in the 1933 Mille Miglia and with which Nuvolari won the 1933 TT at Ards.
However, I have seen speculation that whilst Fork thought he was buying the ex-1933 Mille Miglia car, it was in fact a replica produced by the factory. The view is that rather than sending its very successful race tuned engine to a buyer in Germany the car with which Fork was supplied was a new car, and that the factory kept the actual K3 chassis number K3003.
Given that Graeme Cocks now owns K3003, I am guessing that he will have addressed this in his book. Can anyone enlighten me as to Graeme's view on this (if indeed he has one), please?