MGTD – 1952. Bare chasis rebuild. Immaculate, original restoration.
The MG Midget sport cars produced from 1936 till 1955 are known as the MG Series T-Type Midget. The production was started in 1936 with the TA, after which the TB followed just before the outbreak of World War II. After the war in 1945, the production was continued with the MG TC. In 1949 the MG TD was introduced, after which in 1953 the latest model in the T-series was introduced, the MG TF. The production was stopped in 1955, 20 years after of the first T-type was introduces. The MGA was introduced in 1955, for which the T-types were the predecessors. In total 29,664 TD's were built making it the most popular of all the T series Midgets. December 1952 my MGTD was registered in Hoylake Cheshire. The original Buff logbook confirms this was a UK car from new and was as it is today in Black paintwork. The lovely short registration number has been with the car from new. Old style V5 indicates the car has had One owner for approx 45 years minimum.
Bought from a true enthusiast who restores these T model MGs from the chassis up. His workshop was a true Alladins cave of some quite rare and hard to find original parts. Of course when doing a restoration from a bare chassis a small fortune has been spent on parts alone, bought new from marque specialists. The labour, well it was done for love of it and to keep this retired gent happy. Done with the intention to keeping the car original as possible. Not done to create a never used trailer queen with chrome where there shouldn’t be etc etc. Everything has been done and finished early 2021. Underneath is super clean as one can imagine. All new braking system. All new steering. New wiring loom. New fuel system, the list goers on and on and on. The all new interior trim was completed in 2021, including everything internally, the dash gauges etc and a new double duck hood and a centre zip full tonneau cover to match. All new front and back sidescreens which have never been on the car. The reason for this is the car since restoration was completed and as a result of lockdowns it hasn’t been used apart from a 30-40 mile shakedown run. Indeed a period of running in would be advisable. We will also within the price apply a new MOT upon sale by a way of a safety check, just to put minds at rest. The combination of the Black coachwork and Oxblood interior which are all period correct is very appealing. Indeed we were so impressed with this MG heaven we are trying to buy the entire collection. Not an easy task when emotional ties come into play.
If you are looking for a genuine RHD UK MGTD that has been restored from ground up and restored to use. Then this may just be the One. The car is in mid price range but very high quality and UK original.
Part ex welcome for similar standard classics. Covered trailer transport available UK wide.