Lot 210 - 1952 MG TD
|Odometer reading||90,241 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
The 1950 MG TD combined the TC's drivetrain, a modified hypoid-geared rear axle, the MG Y-Type chassis, a familiar T-Type style body and independent suspension using coil springs from the MG Y-Type saloon. Also new were rack and pinion steering, smaller 15-inch disc type road wheels, a lefthand drive option and standard equipment bumpers with over-riders. The car was also five inches wider with a track of 50 inches. In 1950, the TD Mk. II was introduced alongside the standard car, featuring a more highly tuned engine with 8.0:1 compression ratio giving 57bhp at 5500rpm. It also featured twin fuel pumps, revised dampers, and a higher rear-axle ratio. Nearly 30,000 MG TD's have been produced, including some 1,700 Mk. II models. When the series ended in 1953, all but 1,656 were exported with 23,488 of them to the United States. An example tested by 'The Motor' magazine in 1952 had a top speed of 77mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 18.2 seconds.
Exported to the U.S. when new, this MG TD was repatriated to the UK in 1990 and immediately underwent a total restoration. She still presents in good condition, although as always with a 64 year old vehicle, maintenance is an ongoing necessity. The green coachwork is in good order as is the delightful green leather interior. New brakes have just been fitted prior to the vehicle passing an MoT test on 28th April. We are happy to report, she passed with no advisories. Supplied with a comprehensive history file dating back to 1990 and a V5C registration document; sitting proudly on wire wheels and now in righthand drive format, this MG TD is offered with a very tempting estimate.