1953 MG TD - Ready For The Road!
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: T-Series
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: TD
- Year: 1953
- Mileage: 61,388
- VIN: XPAGTD229868
- Color: British Racing Green
- Engine size: 1250cc 4 Cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4 Speed
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1953 MG TD Offered as a Reserve auction.
This very nice example is an older restoration ready for extended touring- a fun driver fitted with radials and ready for the road! This car was professionally restored to a high standard about 10 years ago, was inherited by the seller, and recently recommissioned with a Fuel Tank relining, brake system overhaul, and new generator. Finished in the classic BRG/Black color combination this car will provide years of drivign and touring enjoyment and with a little refreshing cosmetically could be a contender for awards MG or local car club events.
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The MG T series of cars (including the TA, TB, TC, TD, and TF) was a basic body-on-frame convertible sports car produced from 1936 through to 1955. It was replaced by the MGA. The 1950 TD combined the TC's drivetrain but with modified hypoid geared rear axle with the MG Y-type chassis and a familiar T-type style body. An independent suspension using coil springs in front was new, based on that fitted to the MG Y-type saloons, as were rack and pinion steering, smaller 15-inch disc type road wheels and a left-hand drive option. Bumpers and over-riders became standard for the first time. The car was also 5 inches wider with a track of 50 inches.
In 1950 the TD MkII was introduced, produced alongside the standard car, with a more highly tuned engine with 8.0:1 compression ratio giving 57 bhp at 5500 rpm. It also featured twin fuel pumps revised dampers and a higher rear axle ratio.Nearly 30,000 TDs had been produced, including about 1700 Mk II model, when the series ended in 1953 with all but 1656 exported. 23,488 were exported to the United States.
An example tested by The Motor magazine in 1952 had a top speed of 77 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 18.2 seconds. A fuel consumption of 26.7 miles per imperial gallon was recorded. Our Ebay Policies:
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