Sold for £14,062
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: UMG 586
Chassis No: TD15536
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 a four-speed manual transmission, it was reputedly capable of 82mph and 26mpg.
This UK supplied right-hand drive TD was restored in the 1990s, the vendor informs us it has never let him or the previous long term owner down and says it has never been out in the rain. Displaying c.72,300 miles, 'UMG 586' has had new tyres in 2017 and has also benefitted from a stainless-steel exhaust. More recently there was a brake overhaul in 2021. It is presented with full weather equipment. 'UMG' area code of the number plate is possibly a locally issued Abingdon plate, as seen on some MG factory and development cars, such as seen on 'UMG 400', the 1951 Le Mans car built by MGA and MGB designer Syd Enever. This TD is accompanied by a collection of invoices, MOT certificates and a workshop manual.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Jul 2022
Tuesday 26th July 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 9am
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