MG TD 1250 1951

Overview

1951 MG TD 1250cc. Old English White with Red leather upholstery, a mohair black hood and side screens. Following on from the successful TC, the MG TD arrived in 1949, introducing some much needed post-war refinements. Its rigid box-section chassis frame featured independent double-wishbone front suspension, a well-located ‘live’ rear axle, four-wheel drum brakes, a hidden reinforced scuttle hoop and perhaps best of all, rack-and-pinion steering. Still constructed on a wooden frame, the car was 5-inches wider with a track of 50-inches and had a mirror-image dashboard to facilitate either RHD or LHD production. Sharper handling and smoother riding than its T-series predecessors, the newcomer drew considerable praise from the contemporary press. Powered by a twin-carb four-cylinder XPAG 1,250cc engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the 54bhp TD was capable of 80mph and 26mpg. In 1951 the MkII TD entered production alongside the standard model with a more powerful 60bhp engine, offering even better performance. Great fun to drive, the MG TD had a quirky mixture of a vintage body and 50s styling cues and sold extremely well until it was replaced in 1953 by the MG TF. Some 30,000 TDs were made in total, the vast majority being sold to US customers. This MG is in lovely all round order. The previous owner is a fastidious collector who only has the very best and the car is only being sold due to the purchase of a TF. Lots of work has been carried out to include the fitment of new radial tyres, exhaust, dashboard and chrome headlamps. We drove the car to take the photographs and the car performed very well driving just as it should with a very strong engine and gearbox. The paintwork is in lovely order and the leather upholstery showing no signs of wear. The hood and side screens are in as new condition and look as if they have hardly been used. The engine bay is clean and tidy.The car is now Tax and MoT exempt although we will apply a fresh MOT upon sale. Absolutely any inspection is welcome and viewing is highly recommended. All major debit cards accepted. Delivery can be arranged.

Price

£21,995

Key Facts

  • Body type: Convertible
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine size: 1250cc
  • Colour: White
  • Miles: 71,000
  • Road Tax 12 months: Zero Rated
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