CELEBRITY CAR, BELIEVED ORIG 45K MI, ORIG MOTOR, NICE SOLID BODY, GOOD PAINT!
A 1950 MG TD is already a great sunny day friend. But when you combine celebrity ownership, original components such as the motor, and offer it at an affordable price; well then, a great roadster just became an irresistible buy.
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. It's the appreciation for this kind of craftsmanship that seems to go great with the late Robert Young's character Jim Anderson in Father Knows Best and the physician in Marcus Welby M.D. We doubt that's why Young purchased the car, but today this MG is a very fitting tribute to him. Besides just celebrity ownership, the roadster has the desirability of being treated correctly for the last 65+ years. That means all the iconic touches are correct – from the upright grille, to the long flowing fenders, to the rear-mounted spare tire. Even the mirror black paint was treated to a professional respray to keep it shining. These cool little roadsters are best for sunny day outings, but if the weather does turn wet, the black 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 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 the wind whips through the interior and you help create the wonderful soundtrack from the motor. 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. You even get to tell people you believe that's the same original red English leather on the seats that Robert Young sat in.
The engine is the factory original 1250 cc inline-four, and its exceptionally tidy presentation helps the car really shine. It's an overhead valve unit with twin SU carburetors. The motor 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 the 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 classic has a great story, and we even have documentation connecting Robert Young to the car, as well as articles with him and the MG together – all just to help you tell this story better. But more than just Hollywood allure, this one comes with restoration receipts, maintenance records, and plenty of other paperwork to convince you this is a cut-above classic. The material even shows that the ultra low 44,988 miles are likely actual. Yes, this car is that good. So at this price, you know it will be leaving us quickly. Call today!!
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- 44,988 (Actual)
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- Center Console