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MG TD Mark 2 1951
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The 1949 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.
Though 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.
The TD had a much sturdier and stiffer frame than the MG Midgets before them. Styling included 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
Straight Four Configuration, Twin SU's
Chassis wood framed steel body on welded box-section ladder frame
Front Suspension – wishbones, coil springs, lever-arm dampers
Rear Suspension – live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, lever arm dampers
Brakes – drums, all-round
Four Speed Manual, Rear Wheel Drive
Good, Tidy Example Overall – good paint, good body, Mechanically Sound
Very Usable Classic
The MG TD was the liveliest car of its time – it was unique among sports cars. Nothing came close to it in its price range. The TD set a new high for road worthiness combined with comfort and speed at the time.
It was THE stamina car with plus features, bred in the famous MG tradition of Safety Fast.
This is a very usable, head turning, desirable classic car. Lots of fun to drive!
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
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