FRAME OFF RESTO, 1250 CC, 4 SPEED, AS NICE AS IT GETS, BRITISH RACING GREEN, FUN
Expertly restored and finely tuned, this 1952 MG TD is an exceptionally nice example of handcraftsmanship that's also ready to take the long way home today.
An MG TD represents the old world style of craftsmanship. There was a lot of Detroit iron being produced in the 1950s, but this roadster's body is proudly supported by an ash wood frame. Because of this, owning an MG stands out in the crowd, and there's no better way to fly the flag of English quality than with British Racing Green. It looks particularly nice because this MG has been treated to a high quality restoration that not only professionally applied the legendary color, but also made sure all the panels fit nicely. That means all the iconic touches are correct – from the upright grille to the long flowing fenders to the rear-mounted spare tire. These cool little roadsters are best for sunny day outings, but if the weather does turn wet, the tan folding roof and side curtains will help keep your dry for the drive home.
Inside the motto should be, "No radio. No windows. No problem." These MGs are a great lesson in purist motoring. A grippy three-spoke steering wheel, clear Jaeger gauges, and a manual transmission - that's all you get because that's all you need. Your senses will go into overload as you sit in the new tan seats and gaze at the warm wood dash panel. Press the start button, and then the wind whips through the interior while you help fill it with the wonderful soundtrack from the motor. Still, being a minimalist does not mean lacking in style. Attention is guaranteed when you park this British invasion among the big Detroit metal at car shows. Quality is not lacking, and people will notice!
The engine is a 1250 cc inline-four, and we suspect it's original to the car. There has been plenty invested in making engine run and look this good. It's an overhead valve unit with twin SU carburetors. The drivetrain was built for you to go out and row through the gears of the four-speed transmission and get the most out of this little motor. Just like the legs on a little dog, the MG's engine has a peppy attitude that's happiest when it's kicking just about as fast as it can. The light body weight, and independent front suspension, all contribute to this sporting attitude. But to get the most fun out of this roadster, it requires you. That's what makes these MGs so popular, you are connected with the machine. This car needs you to get to the destination, and so when you arrive, it feels like an accomplishment.
This MG TD is a cut-above classic, and we have the restoration photos and receipts to back it up. But all you really have to do to understand how much was invested in getting this right is look at the level of detail in the undercarriage photos. Don't let this opportunity to have the best way to celebrate the finest era in European motoring pass you by. Call today!!
- Vinyl Interior
- Manual Convertible Top
- Build Receipts
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- British Green
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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