1949-1953, 29664 produced.
Sports,2 doors,2 seats
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 combined improved the T-Series handling characteristics. The TD body still retained the 30's style body design but now had pressed steel wheels and was available in LHD format for export customers.
In 1951 a Mk II TD entered production and introduce a more powerful (60bhp) engine, which offered much better performance. The MG TD had a curious style which was really a vintage body with 50's bits added on, such as chrome bumpers and modern wheels. Despite this the car sold extremely well and was only replaced in 1953 by the MG TF.
|1250cc||S4 OHV||MG T-type engine (XPAG)||66.5mm x 90mm||7.25|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|80 mph||23.9 s||28 mpg||57 bhp 5500|
Buying guide - MG T-Series
|Publication||Practical Classics October 2010|
|Buying guide - MG T-Series - The quintessentially British sports car.|
Four go mad in the country - 1985 TVR 280i, 1967 Mini Wildgoose, 1970 Rover P5B Coupe, 1952 MG TD
|Publication||Practical Classics July 2005|
|Four go mad in the country - The Practical Classics writers choose their perfect cars for a British camping holiday. Before the tent tomfooley begins they give their verdicts on the cars and some hot travelling tips. 1985 TVR 280i, 1967 Mini Wildgoose, 1970 Rover P5B Coupe, 1952 MG TD|
Still Fun at Fifty - MG vs Triumph vs Morgan vs Jowett
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2005|
|Still Fun at Fifty - MG vs Triumph vs Morgan vs Jowett - In the fifties, these roadsters provided a fun alternative to stuffy saloons. Fifty years on with traffic congestion and speed cameras, they might just offer more fun than their modern equivalents.|
Buyer's Guide Express - MG TD
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 23 November 2011|
|Buyer's Guide Express - MG TD - The MG TD helped to establish the sports car craze in the United States. MATT GEORGE looks into buying one today.|
Buyers guide - Time for it - MG T-Series
|Publication||Classic Car Mart September 2007|
|Buyers guide - Time for it - MG T-Series - Looking for somewhere safe and fun to put your money? Then you should consider an MG T-series.|