1952 MG TD
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The 1950 release of the MG TD Midget caused quite a stir.
Despite the car looking essentially the same as the TC it replaced, under the skin much was new. The car was five inches longer, and the body four inches wider than the immediate post-war TC which it replaced. Top speed was increased to 80mph from the 1,250cc overhead valve engine but it was the handling that saw the greatest improvements over the TC.
The MG TD featured independent front suspension with coil springs, together with rack and pinion steering and 15" disc wheels for the first time. Styling changes to the MG TD, which was created largely at the Abingdon factory rather than Morris's Cowley design office, over the MG TC include new bumpers front and back and new 15 inch pressed-steel wheels in place of the old 19 inch wire-wheels.
Using the traditional steel on a wood-frame construction, the TD's body retained some of the classic T-series lines while updating them ever so slightly. This was a huge leap forward for the company, who were now able to offer the option of left as well as right hand drive, and helped make the new MG TD of 1949 by far the most popular of the Midgets.
1950 saw MG release the MG TD Mk II. With a more highly tuned version of the XPAG engine producing 57bhp at 5500rpm, bigger carburetors and further improvements to the suspension, the MK II furthered the MG TD's sales success.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- This car is pretty much in concours condition.
- It was born and first registered in England in 1952. It was plate number HRG 632. It was then registered in California with plate number XUN037. It was shipped in New Zealand in 1990.
- The gentleman who restored it started a no expense restoration (he reputably stopped counting at $72K but believes actual restoration cost was more or less close to a $100K…so yes condition wise, you are looking at an as good as it can be example.
- Restoration photos available and Restoration was completed in 2020 at the time the speedo was zeroed so the 3748 miles shown on the odometer are genuine miles traveled since restoration.
- Everything still looks like new – undercarriage and all.
Good buying here – what else can we say about this car?…nothing really…come check it out for yourself – you won’t find a better one.
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