tk 2311 1952 MGTD
Occasionally we consign an MGB or a Triumph here at the AutoBarn. They are rare and sell quickly. This 1952 MG-TD is altogether a different class of English sports car. These MG-TD roadsters were special cars for many Americans in the early fifties. They were an affordable way to really enjoy the open road. Detroit had nothing like it. This TD has had a full professional restoration by the current owner and it is top-shelf. The body was beautifully refinished (2012) in Bright Red and is in excellent “nick”. All chrome is exceptional. Its interior was completely redone in black vinyl with fitted carpets and a beautifully refinished wooden dash. The working gauges are Jaegar (speedo/tach) and Lucas - again, the gauges work. There is a like-new black top with side curtains for comfort. The rebuilt (2017) matching numbers 1250cc OHV 4-cylinder purrs sweetly and is backed by a factory 4-speed manual transmission. (Owner is also including a hand crank.) Steering is rack/pinion with independent coil spring front suspension and solid axle/leaf springs in the rear. Brakes are hydraulic 4-wheel drum and US versions had 12V positive-ground electrics. Starting in 1950, the MG-TD was equipped with steel wheels and hubcaps. (Wire wheels look great, but can be maintenance nightmare.) The wheels on this roadster mount Nexen 165x80x15 radials. This British icon just makes you smile - it is '50s history. .ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.