Lot 092: MG TD
Following on from the successful MG TC the TD arrived in 1949, introducing some much needed post-war refinements. The TD now featured independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering, which greatly improved the T-Series handling characteristics. It also boasted a hypoid-bevel back axle, hidden scuttle reinforcement hoop and twin leading-shoe front brakes. The TD body still retained the 30's style body design but now had pressed steel wheels and had a mirror-image dashboard to facilitate either RHD or LHD drive production as the vast majority of the 29,665 cars made were sold overseas.
In 1951 a Mk II TD entered production and introduce a more powerful (60bhp) engine, which offered 82mph performance. Great fun to drive, the MG TD had a quirky mixture of a vintage body and 50s styling cues and sold extremely well until it was replaced in 1953 by the MG TF.
Dating from 1953, this particular car has been owned by just one family for the last 40 years. Apart from a new hood about 30 years ago and rechromed bumpers about 20 years ago the car is said to be totally original and unrestored and has never been painted or welded. Always well looked after it is said to be in very good condition throughout and to drive very well with an MOT until June 2010. The 54,000 miles on the clock is said to be the genuine mileage covered from new.
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Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
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