1952 MG TD

Restoration Project 1250cc

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Sunday 23 May 2010 at 3pm
Registration Number: OSL 140 Chassis Number: TD20062
Whilst MG’s 1950 TD model retained the TC‘s drivetrain, the new model was updated with the chassis from the MG Y-type, featuring independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering, a modified hypoid rear axle and smaller 15” wheels. Nearly 30,000 TDs had been produced, including about 1700 Mk II models, when the series ended in 1953 with all but 1656 exported. 23,488 were exported to the United States. An example, similar to the two cars offered today, was tested by ‘The Motor’ magazine in 1952 and showed a top speed of 77 mph (124 km/h) and was capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 18.2 seconds.
David Hutcheson imported chassis TD20062 from USA in August 2000 as a complete and running RHD car, finished in Old English White with green leather trim, which the car still retains. David’s obsession with detail correctness prompted the partial di