Lot 1924


1950 MG TD
Reg. no. MG 567
Chassis no. TD/3549
Engine no. XPAG/TD/385
The MG T-type cars began with the TA Midget in 1936. For the TB of 1939, MG introduced its XPAG 1250cc engine, which was to become hugely popular in subsequent years. The TD of 1950, while looking similar to its predecessors, actually incorporated the chassis of the new Y-Type saloon, complete with its independent front suspension. This gave the car improved road holding and ride quality – a contemporary road test commented that this was a ‘most striking transformation’. With increased levels of comfort and standard equipment, plus a left hand drive option, it was very much aimed at the US market; this proved a successful tactic, as 23,488 of the 30,000 made crossed the Atlantic. Due also to other export markets, only 1,656 TDs were sold on the home market before its replacement by the TF in 1953.
This 1950 TD, in rare RHD form, has been off the road since 1985, and as such will need some restoration and recommissioning. When extracted from its resting place, the brakes were all locked on and these have been slightly freed to allow movement. The car is offered with a V5c and sundry paperwork including details of the registration number MG 567 that was put on the car in about 1978, replacing the original number LLR 499. There is a buff logbook, a green continuation logbook, sundry other V5s and old MOT certificates.

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