1952 MG TD
In 1949 a small group of MG leaders, headed by John Thornley, got together to try to create a car that was acceptable to the North American marketplace while at the same time would limit the investment of the Nuffield Organization. Clearly it would be impossible to completely create a new car, not only from a financial point but from a timing standpoint as well. What was needed was a little of the old, sprinkled with a little of the new. Another key factor was to borrow or incorporate features found in other Nuffield cars of the time that were more up to date than the MG TC.
For Consignment an absolutely pristine example of an MG TD. Presented in Light Ivory it is loaded with many dealer installed options. For the early 50's British sports car enthusiast, and collector, this car is a serious bellwether for future cars to come out of the MG lineup, as well as the factory that built them moving on to design the Austin Healy. Absolutely one of the finest cars we have here currently at Classic Auto Mall, and we have over 350 cars!
Immaculate Light Ivory covers all original sheet metal that is laser straight, gaps that you can measure with a micrometer (to a decimal point!) and a gorgeous paint job. From fenders to running boards, body panels to hood flaps, gas tank to rear bumper, there are really no faults to one seen. The front grille with correct green interior matching vertical slats which are surrounded by unspoiled chrome and topped with the iconic factory Motometer radiator cap will leave you gazing when the car comes and goes. Beige canvas tire cover, and flawless beige convertible top and tonneau cover, are just a few of the highlights you'll see on this car.
Insert the original key into the matching ignition switch and give it a turn, and the car will come to life immediately. While it warms up, gaze around at your passenger compartment where you'll see an extremely solid wood dash draped in textured green leather. The instrument and knob cluster background in contrasting beige shows a little wear, but we are talking original here. Fronting the curvaceous dash is the original steering wheel in full banjo style and sporting the iconic MG logo. Leather tufted seats show little to no wear and have the convenience of a center arm rest big enough for two. Door panels are a perfect patina green to match the interior, and carpeting in black covers the floorboard.
A lift of the bonnet and you will feast your eyes on a dealer installed option motor that could be worn to an expensive night out on the town. You'll be met with polished aluminum rocker covers, side tappet cover, chrome air cleaner, chrome fan, chrome horn covers, machine turned stainless sleeves for the starter and generator, and MG logos abound. Throw in a line of extra spark plugs up top just in case you get disappointed with the current state of petrol burn, and you be ready to let the clutch out on the 4-speed manual transmission. Did I mention it's a 1250CC XPAG with dual Stromberg carburetors?
A new wiring harness is seen, and a near perfect lower rocker area, frame and floorpans barely even have dust on them. 4-wheel drum brakes are also noted.
A true original metal MG that drives like a dream and looks like an even better dream. This car includes the original jack, tire pump, grease gun, kit to adjust carbs, and owner's manual. One truly has to experience this car to appreciate it. For the serious collector, or original car enthusiast, make it here quickly would be the word to the wise. And if it is snowing or raining, wear your Wallies!