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Lot 79 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)

1953 MG TD

Registration No: 207 XVH
Chassis No: TD23533
MOT: Exempt

  • Finished in Green with a Black interior
  • Subject to an extensive restoration and engine overhaul
  • Described as `Excellent' with regards to the bodywork, paintwork and engine

Though visually similar to the earlier T Series cars, the TD was a full five inches wider and built around a more modern chassis derived for the Y-Type Saloon. Some 30,000 examples had been produced by the time the model was superseded by the TF in 1953 with some 23,500 going to the USA alone. This late example was imported from the dry climate of California in 2018 since when it has been treated to extensive restoration work. This included a body-off renovation of the chassis, attention to the brakes and drivetrain, and comprehensive overhaul of its 1250cc XPAG engine with “all new parts”. Its Racing Green and Black bodywork is teamed with Black vinyl interior trim and Silver-coloured disc wheels with whitewall tyres. Whilst the frame is present, we understand the canvas of the hood and sidescreens will require replacement. Described by the vendor as having “excellent” bodywork, paintwork and engine (which still requires running in) together with “very good” transmission and “good” interior trim, 207 XVH is offered with Swansea V5C and is MoT exempt.

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£14,000 - £16,000
 

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