Lot 300 - 1953 MG TD Convertible

Lot 300 - 1953 MG TD Convertible

Lot 300 - 1953 MG TD Convertible

Lot Number 300
Registration PTD 637
Chassis Number TD 27272
Engine Number XPAG/TD2/27672
Odometer reading 21,714 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £18,000
Result Sold - £24,080

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 the 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 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.

This TD is an original 1953 righthand drive specification. Andrea Greens reference book ’MGs on Patrol’ shows PTD 637 being originally registered to the Lancashire Police force.This MG is thought to be the only remaining ex Police car. This very useable classic MG has been enjoyed and well maintained by its current owner since 2003, thus presents in very good condition.  Accompanying the car is the weather equipment and a large history file, this containing a V5C registration document, owner's handbook and T register data, along with MoT test certificates dating back to 1981.The current MoT test certificate is valid until August 2018. This car offers a fantastic opportunity to own a stunning example of a true British classic.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

Web design & build by Edgebound