Sold for £13,500
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: DEE 504
Chassis No: TD20835
Although, instantly recognisable as a T-series model thanks to its perpendicular radiator shell, flowing wings and rear-mounted spare wheel, the TD broke important new ground for the Abingdon marque. The first MG sportscar to feature either independent double-wishbone front suspension or rack and pinion steering, the newcomer also boasted a hypoid-bevel back axle, hidden scuttle reinforcement hoop (save for the first few cars) and twin leading-shoe front brakes. Powered by the proven 1250cc XPAG engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, it was reputedly capable of 82mph and 26mpg. Riding on fifteen-inch steel wheels as standard, the TD also sported a mirror-image dashboard (thus facilitating either LHD or RHD production) and chrome-plated bumpers. A great success story, the vast majority of the 29,665 cars produced were sold overseas.
According to the T-Register’s Factory Production Records, chassis TD20835 was completed on October 13th 1952 with engine number XPAG/TD2/21236 (the same unit it pleasingly retains today). Road registered as ‘DEE 504’ via Grimsby County Council twelve days later, the two-seater had migrated to Oxfordshire by the 1970s. Undergoing a colour change from Green to Black that same decade, the MG is known to have belonged to Stuart Clark, David Carlsson, David Griffiths and Bernard Bastin before being acquired by its last registered keeper on August 8th 1991. Self-evidently the subject of much past restoration work, the TD proudly wears plaques from the 1991 British Classic Car Show and 1993 MG Owners’ Club Headcorn event. Displaying an unwarranted 82,000 miles to its odometer, ‘DEE 504’ started readily and ran well during our recent photography session. Trimmed in Red with contrasting Beige weather equipment (hood and sidescreens), the two-seater is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and sundry paperwork.
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