1952 MG TD #19,918. Starts easily, runs great. Everything works. A 69-year-old car, built in Abingdon, England, during September of 1952. Registered as a 1953 model because that is the year it entered the US. The tail light shapes, and wiper motor location, confirm that it is not a 1953 model.
Same owner for the last 30 years. Located in Northern Colorado. Always stored inside. Well cared for and maintained. A good solid TD for use either as a fun driver, or a candidate for a limited restoration, or both.Has an all-correct MG TD drive train including the XPAG 1250cc 4-cylinder engine (with excellent oil pressure), 8-inch clutch, and 4-speed gear box. Electrical is the correct 12-volt and still has positive ground with a generator. Still has the original string-wound-type oil filter, not converted to spin-on. An original oil-bath air cleaner supplies air to twin original SU carburetors. Still equipped with an original suspension and drum brakes. Good tires all around. Black top is in good condition.
- Complete set of side curtains, front and rear
- Wind wings both sides of windshield
- Driver’s side sun shade
- Thor’s brass knock-off hammer
- Hand crank for engine (carried in clips behind the seats)
- Set of Whitworth wrenches and sockets (essential for working on old British cars)
- Correct original jack
- Badge bar
- Aftermarket (Moss) driving lights
- Fender mirrors
- Brand new MG floor mats, still in the packaging
- Two tonneau covers: Original has shrunk some with sun and time. A brand new one is included that has never been fitted.
- Book #1: A well-used original copy of the MG factory TD & TF workshop manual. Includes instructions on how to stow the side curtains in that small space in the rear.
- Book #2: “MG The Immortal T Series” by Chris Harvey. Loaded with all sorts of information about the T-cars.
Improvements made over the years:
- Never restored, but fully repainted sometime in the 1970s.
- Leather upholstery replaced when repainted, still in great condition
- Converted to wire wheels many years ago (no TD ever left the factory wearing wires)
- Ignition system, wires, points, etc. all redone one year ago
- Timing chain and crank timing gear replaced
- Original rope-style front crank seal replaced with modern lip seal
- Lap type seat belts added for safety
- New steering wheel
- Fuel pump added at the rear to eliminate vapor lock at altitude
- Heat shield added below carburetors
- Front and rear bumpers replated years ago
- Very functional, turn-signal system located out of sight under the dash
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