1952 MG TD
The first MG TDs were manufactured in late 1949, and the model was
formally announced in January of 1950. Only 98 TDs were made in
1949, 2 RHD and 96 LHD. There were a total of four model years -
1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953, and the models are nowadays referred to
as the MG TD, TD2 and TD/C MK II.
For consignment a nice example of an MG TD from 1952. Presented in
red, it has been faithfully restored and repainted. 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. This car was a 28 year project for our consigner, and is now
sadly parting ways, benefitting a new wide eyed owner.
All original sheet metal that is straight, gaps that you can
measure with a micrometer (to a decimal point!) and an older paint
job. A few chips and worn patina overall would best describe the
exterior. From fenders to running boards, body panels to hood
flaps, gas tank to rear bumper, the original design is retained.
The front grille with correct red inserts matching vertical slats
which are surrounded by unspoiled chrome and topped with an
octagonal chromed radiator cap will leave you gazing when the car
comes and goes. Beige canvas is reserved for the top, and a nice
beige tonneau cover, are just a few of the highlights you'll see on
this car. Thin whitewall tires have the silver drilled steel wheels
and shiny MG badged caps in the center.
As we gaze around at the passenger compartment where we see a new
burl walnut solid wood bordered by beige piping and a red dash top
in metal. The instrument and knob cluster background in contrasting
chrome is in the center. Fronting the driver are large round gauges
behind the big wood rimmed steering wheel. 2 circular gauges are in
front of the driver. A single solid tuck and roll bench back, with
a bucket seat in the same tuck and roll tan pattern create the 2
comfortable seats. New black carpeting is on the floors, and a
small storage area is behind the seats. Small door panels are
stitched tan leather and decidedly British.
A lift of the cowls you will feast your eyes on an older
restoration of the engine bay. A yellow valve cover and red block 4
popper in 1250cc displacement is stuffed under this hood. The
engine is original to this car, and it has a set of SU H2 semi
downdraft carbs to feed it. On back is a 4-speed manual
transmission, and a whopping 5.125 rear gear ratio!
Drum brakes are seen, a new wiring harness, and a neat good looking
lower rocker area, frame and floorpans barely even have dust on
them but do have undercoating. New front shocks, and Koni rear
telescoping shocks are now installed. A stainless exhaust is seen
snaking its way from front to rear.
A true original metal MG that looks like a dream. One truly has to
experience this car to appreciate it, in its mostly restored
condition. 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! Some side notes worthy of
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.