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For Sale: 1953 MG TD in Williston, Vermont

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Vehicle Description

Price reduced $3,000 on this fully restored, immaculate, MGTD. This very fine TD has a 38 year documented history. The car presents very well with wonderful patina and is an excellent, reliable, and trouble free driver's car.  The engine sings and the steering is rock solid and accurate. 

The car underwent a comprehensive, body off, restoration in 1992-93 by Michael Bachik Enterprises of Morristown, NJ, who was a well known MG restorer at that time and closely associated with the New England T Registry. I have numerous prints of the restoration and service records dating back to 1989. From the documentation and photo records, everything that needed restoring was done to a high level, to include body and frame, mechanical, electrics, interior, paint, instruments, suspension, etc. A beautiful walnut burl dash was added during the restoration and the top and side curtains were replaced and show as new.  Since that point in time, the car has been fastidiously maintained by the previous owner and myself and has seen only sunny days of driving. In my three years of ownership, I refreshed the brakes and wheel cylinders, replaced the tires, flushed the fluids, and performed routine maintenance seasonally. That is all the car has required; a testament to the quality of the restoration. I installed a set of iconic Brookland racing screens to add some panache when the windshield is folded.  I have placed about 1,000 miles on the car in my three years of ownership or about 350 miles per season, which is very short here in Vermont. Beautiful, but short.  Oil pressure is excellent. Compression is excellent and consistent across all cylinders. The engine does not burn oil and there is no smoking. The car’s original engine was replaced during the restoration with an 1250cc XPAG (No. 32814) from a TF series.  The odometer shows 34,850 miles and, quite possibly, is original, though I can't confirm this.  The registration dating to 1980 discloses 29,554 miles. I purchased the car with approximately 33,900 miles, so very little mileage since the restoration in 1993. Overall condition is very good to excellent with nice patina for its age. The only item requiring attention is the tachometer which has recently stopped functioning, I am reluctantly selling the car at below its market value to make room for a new driving experience. This MGTD will provide you with many years of enjoyable vintage motoring experience. 

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1147074
  • Price:$22,900
  • Location:Williston, Vermont
  • Year:1953
  • Make:MG
  • Model:TD
  • Exterior Color:British Racing Green
  • Interior Color:Tan Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:34850
  • Convertible:Yes
  • VIN:24808
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive