Lot 242 - 1952 MG TD

Lot 242 - 1952 MG TD

Lot 242 - 1952 MG TD

Lot Number 242
Registration XVV 954
Chassis Number TD14228
Engine Number XPAG/TD2/14756
Odometer reading 75,000 miles
Estimate £18,000 - £22,000
Result Sold - £18,112
  • Restored car
  • Previous long-term family ownership
  • Excellent condition

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 left hand 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 0-60mph in 18.2 seconds.

This lovely left hand drive car was repatriated to the UK from the United States of America late in 2017 having been secured from a family of MG collectors in North Carolina. The car only became available for sale due to the passing of the owner of this particular car. He reportedly had the car restored some years ago and used it regularly to go to events in. The vendor describes the car as being in excellent condition, driving very well and both handling and tracking perfectly. Presented in cream with a tan interior, this lovely little British sports car would be a joy to own and is only on the market due to another project requiring funding.

The car is supplied with a V5C registration document.

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.

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