Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Green
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The ex-Louise Mandrell, fewer than 13,000 miles recorded.

The postwar MG TC and TD introduced Americans to sports cars and "European Style" road racing. Relatively stock MG models filled racing grids across the country, and the 1953 TD/C model offered here is reminiscent of those early postwar sports car days.

The TD/C, commonly referred to as the Mark II, was a limited production, modified TD designed to satisfy demand for higher performance models. Special features included dual front Andrex friction shock absorbers, larger carburetors, larger valves, increased compression, twin fuel pumps, a higher performance ignition coil, as well as subtle visual cues which distinguished the TD/C from pedestrian TDs.

This example, one of a very limited number of left-hand-drive export TD/Cs produced, is a fantastic survivor, displaying fewer than 13,000 miles on its odometer and still wearing original paint, chrome, top and upholstery. The original spare tir