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This is a beautifully restored 1952 MG TD previously owned and restored by Geoffrey Wheatly, the distinguished MG Registry Director, author of numerous historical MG documents, and a descendant of the craftsmen who worked at MG in the 1950's assembling the TD. The Wheatly family lineage traces back to British Leyland, and Geoffrey Wheatly was very well known and respected in the MG community.
In early 2019, Mr. Wheatly unfortunately passed away, leaving the car in the possession of his wife. In April 2019, Cooper Classics (NYC, New York) acquired the car from Mr. Whealty's widow. Cooper Classics does not have the service or restoration records. However, the condition of this TD and its ownership history should hopefully speak to the caliber of this motorcar.
This MG TD was completely restored in 2011 and features a number of period-correct touches, such as windshield visors, a windshield defroster, and badges throughout the car which showcase some of the past events that the car and its prior owner participated in (including a tour of the MG Factory in Abingdon). Further accompanying this TD is its full toolkit, workshop manual, soft top, tonneau cover, a complete set of excellent condition side curtains free of any tears, and the original hand-crank.
During the restoration, most all componentry of this TD was either rebuilt, refurbished or replaced. This included new paint, a carburetor rebuild, five new tires, and the rebuilding of the distributor and gauges, all of which function as they should.
The body and paint are in excellent condition. We love the MG Red livery and bright chrome work, while the black radiator inserts provide a particularly sporty look. The painted steel wheels with chrome center caps are classic and understated, and look very era appropriate. And one which we think suits this TD quite well.
The black leather and carpeting were also part of the 2011 restoration and are in fantastic condition. The engine-turned dash is reminiscent of Bentley and Bugatti, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. The subtle off-white Jaeger gauges with intricate needles are a tasteful touch and ready for use!
Mechanically, this TD drives exactly as it should. It comes to life at the turn of a key, and shifts through all gears with ease. According to the owner, this TD is top condition mechanically and is serviced and ready to be enjoyed.
For more information and details, call or text Daniel Folk at 1.917.890.4230 or email us at [email protected] The MG TD is available for viewing in New York City, New York.