This 1951 MG TD is a nicely detailed with its numbers-matching
powerplant. It's a package that truly delivers an exceptionally
nice example of hand craftsmanship that's also ready to take the
long way home today.
An MG TD represents the old-world style of craftsmanship. There was
a lot of Detroit iron being produced in the 1950s, but this
roadster's body is proudly supported by ash wood. And because this
MG is already a standout, it doesn't need a boisterous color.
That's why we love the glossy black. It gives this the look of
understated elegance. What also makes this stylish are the details,
including the mirror-like grille surround, long flowing fenders,
accessory luggage rack, and rear-mounted spare tire. These cool
little roadsters are best for sunny day outings, but if the weather
does turn wet, the tan folding roof looks good and keeps the rain
off your shoulders.
But really, this one loves to be open to the world. We know you
already noticed the green grille inserts coordinates so nicely with
the distinct green interior. And so the way this one has such a
thoughtful presentation inside and out is another sign of the
amount of time and quality that this car displays. These MGs are a
great lesson in purist motoring. A grippy wood-rimmed steering
wheel, clear Jaeger gauges, and a manual transmission - that's all
you get because that's all you need. Your senses will go into
overload as you gaze at the glossy wood-like presentation of the
curved dash panel. Pull the start button, and then the wind whips
through the interior while you help fill it with the wonderful
soundtrack from the motor.
The engine is the numbers-matching 1250 cc inline-four, and its
exceptionally tidy presentation helps the car really shine. It's an
overhead valve unit with twin SU carburetors, and it fires up and
runs with the eagerness of a well-maintained machine. The motor was
built for you to go out and row through the gears of the four-speed
transmission and get the most out of this little motor. Just like
the legs on a little dog, the MG's engine has a peppy attitude
that's happiest when it's kicking just about as fast as it can. The
light body weight and independent front suspension all contribute
to the sporting attitude. But, to get the most fun out of this
roadster, it requires you to actively shift and eye this spritely
car's performance. That's what makes these MGs so popular; you are
connected with the machine.
The sale comes complete with build receipts (from 2004),
maintenance records, title documentation, service manuals, an extra
steering wheel and a boot cover. This MG was built for driving, and
the way it runs strong reaffirms it. So if you love a great classic
European machine, call today!