1951 MG TD

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1951
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    PL
  • Lot number 
    13
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Of all the cars made by MG, the TD,which replaced the TC model, deserves special attention. It was manufactured from 1949 through 1953 as a two seater convertible with a folding roof. Its engine is a 1.3 litre and develops 55 break horsepower. Overall, a total of 30 000 examples of this shapely roadster were made. Most of them were delivered in the United States.

The car offered at our auction is a rare sight on the Polish classic car market. It left the factory in 1951 and was exported across the ocean. In 2005 it was brought back to Europe – Poland, specifically. After that, one of the best classic car restoration workshops in the country set about bringing it back to its former glory.

High quality of the restoration work is still plain to see today, thanks to top notch materials used in the process. Mechanically the car is fully functional and recently underwent an appropriate maintenance. Under the bonnet the car looks very good as well. Because of its character, the car was not used hard since restoration was completed, thanks to which it should retain its good mechanical condition for several years to come.

The MG TD is an unusual choice when it comes to classic cars in Poland. Cars like these, with very few examples in existence, are appreciated by more seasoned collectors. Owning a TD model will be a true adventure. Driving this road veteran will be an emotional experience that cannot be replicated behind the wheel of newer classics or youngtimers.