1952 MG Other MGTD
This 1952 MGTD features 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: a 1952 road-test report described as "most striking" the resulting "transformation ... in the comfort of riding". Also lifted from the company's successful 1¼-litre saloon for the TD was the (still highly geared) rack and pinion steering. In addition the TD featured smaller 15-inch (380 mm) disc type road wheels a left-hand drive option and standard equipment bumpers and over-riders. The car was also 5 inches (130 mm) wider with a track of 50 inches (1300 mm).For the driver the "all-weather protection" was good by the standards of the time. For night driving instrument illumination was "effective but not dazzling by a pale green lighting effect". There was still no fuel gauge but the 12 British gallons (15 US gallons) of tank capacity gave a range between refuelling stops of about 300 miles (480 km) and a green light on the facia flashed a "warning" when the fuel level was down to about 2½ British gallons (>3 US gallons / >11 litres).