1953 MG TD

Price: US $24,950.00 Item location: Lexington, Virginia, United States
  • Make: MG
  • Model: T-Series
  • Trim: Roadster
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 2,700
  • VIN: TD/21321
  • Color: Cream
  • Engine size: 1250cc, OHV, 54 hp
  • Number of cylinders: Four
  • Fuel: Regular
  • Transmission: Five speed manual w/overdrive
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Biscuit
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 MG T-Series

1953 MG TD. Cream/Biscuit. Body off restoration with less than 3000 miles since. Moss five speed conversion for improved drivability Oil pump pressure regulator Front sway bar Spin-on oil filter Wood/Aluminum steering wheel chrome luggage rack Lucas FT 27 fog light badge bar w/badges tonneau cover turn signals wind wings windshield mounted rearview mirrors passenger grab handle. Sale will include original owner’s manual previous owner’s files and chronology of restoration. Also included will be a center arm rest and heater for future installation. Practically everything on this car is either new rebuilt or refinished…all to a very high standard. Mechanically and cosmetically this is one of the nicest MG’s you will find. Located in Lexington VA.

Restorers Notes:

The car is original no half-fast modifications (exceptions are the wood steering wheel modern spin on oil filter & front antisway bar) the numbers match (i.e. the frame engine & body are original). Everything was redone-stripped down to the frame sandblasted & restored all gages remanufactured engine(all bolts replaced with new high tensile steel) & transmission rebuilt brake cylinders (master & slaves) brass resleeved & brake lines new ail woodwork in the body tub & sheetmetal fixed or replaced before a professional paint job. All the chrome was replated wiring harness replaced (to avoid electrical problems) total interior replaced all metal parts previously painted are powder coated shocks rebuilt springs replaced. Generator starter and voltage regulator remanufactured.

Engine details-Machine shop relseeved all 4 cylinders back to stock 1250cc replaced new pistons & rings ground the crank 0.010" and had the crank magnafluxed to make sure it had no microscopic cracks in it (it didn't). All bearings are new. New timing gears & chain new camshaft & added newer design tappets (for better oiling). The head was upgraded to a "no-lead" configuration that is valve seats were hardened new manganese-bronze valve guides and new stellite faced valves new valve springs too- so you can run non lead gasoline. The rocker shaft was upgrade to new (harder) design and all rocker bushing replaced. The ends of the rockers were machined for consistency. New water pump & oil pump (drive & driven gear replaced). Carbs both rebuilt as was fuel pump. The engine was balanced runs smooth even at idle should last a long long time. Consistently runs 35 psi. oil pressure.

Buyer is responsible for transportation arrangements and licensing. Non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of auction closing balance in seven days. I reserve the right to relist the vehicle or sell it to the next highest bidder if these requirements are not met. The vehicle is sold as is without warranty. Bidders should understand that I reserve the right to: 1)notify bidders and cancel this auction 2)cancel bids from those with excessive negative feedback. I shall not be liable for any such cancellations