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1953 MG TD

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  • Mileage787
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1,250
  • LocationLeamington Spa

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1953 MG TD

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Introduction

Kuraj Salh
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Imported from North America recently, this MG TD has been put through an MOT in the UK to ease registration for the new owner. Overall, the car is in good condition.

Importantly, this car is an original matching numbers example and has handwritten history from 1975 along with a clean title. We are helping Gary, a good friend of ours at Trade Classics, to find the MG a new home.

Around 23,000 units were exported to the US alone and we are excited to be bringing this example to the UK. The car was refurbished in yellow and black over a red vinyl interior under previous ownership, and power comes from a 1.3-litre inline-four paired with a 4-speed manual transmission.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Kulraj after meeting Gary, the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Gary Turner, a great friend of Trade Classics, is a proper car guy.

Gary has owned and enjoyed many cars over the years, including some very beautiful and rare 911’s. He is now living in Canada with his wife where he keeps an eye on auctions to eventually import and sell classics in the UK. We are delighted to be handling another sale from a trustworthy and honest friend.

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Exterior

The MG TD epitomises vintage, to say the least, with wide fenders and beautiful chrome work.

Wheels and Tyres

The 15-inch steel wheels that match the body colour. MG hubcaps wear Vredestein Sprint radial tires maintaining near-to-new tread that are 12 years old.

A matching spare wheel and covered tire are mounted to the fuel tank.

Bodywork

Dubbed as one of the prettiest T-types, the car boasts luxurious lines and classy chrome work.

Overall, the bodywork is in good condition, showing no bumps or rust across the car. The MG is also fitted with a replacement soft top, and chrome luggage rack mounted at the rear.

Paint

Originally the MG is thought to have been red. A previous owner decided to opt for a contrasting yellow and black you see here.

With most panelling even in colour, there are some areas in which the new owner should review before purchasing.

Glass and Trim

Both looking in good condition.

Interior

Just as luxurious as the outside, any special occasion will have you arrive in style.

Seats and Carpets

The seats have been upholstered in red vinyl and appear in good condition.

The carpets, that have also been replaced, looking clean and tidy, free from any degradation.

Dashboard

The wood dash panel includes a 100-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a nested clock, and gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, and amperage.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A factory banjo-spoke steering wheel sits in front of Jaeger gauges in the wood dash panel.

The steering wheel looks to be worn but provides the opportunity for the new owner to fix. The gear stick appears in good condition.

Mechanics

As you can see from the photos, the restored mechanics look clean and rust-free.

Engine and Gearbox

The 1.3-liter inline-four is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The engine bay looks delightfully clean, and this is a matching numbers example.

The selling dealer prior to Gary's ownership performed an oil change and serviced the brakes in March 2019 whilst the car was also serviced and MOT'd and in the UK. Along with this, since our video, the car has been fitted with new spark plugs and a new condenser to further ease the starting procedure.

Suspension and Brakes

As you can see from the photos, the underside of the car looks immaculate, giving you extra confidence in the reliability of the vintage car.

During March 2019, the brakes were also serviced.

The Drive

The TD is an easy car to drive, with a conventional pedal layout and a familiar gearshift pattern, and despite its age, still holds up well on the modern roads.

We drove the car around the private land where it is stored, you'll see a couple of short clips in the video.

Electrics and Other

We are assured by Gary that all electrics on the car works, although there is not much from this '50s model.

History and Paperwork

As mentioned, Gary has passed an MOT test in July 2020 and has taken all necessary actions to ease registration for the new owner.

The car's history is relatively limited. Having been imported from Florida, the car comes with some handwritten notes from a previous owner as well as the title declaration of the last keeper in Florida.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
TBC TBC TBC
Key Details
  • ModelTD
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date1953
  • CC1,250
  • Mileage787 (Clock)
  • ColourYellow / Black
  • Interior ColourRed
  • Interior TrimVinyl
  • Chassis #TD28983
  • Engine #XPAG/TD2/29462
  • MOT07.2021
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearChecking in Progress
  • Tyre TreadVery Good
  • LHD or RHDLHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate







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