1950 MG TD

  • Price
    30 100 EUR
  • Model
    MG TD
  • Year
  • Condition
    Used
  • Color
    Red
  • Body Type
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    41,869 km (26,016 miles)
  • ID
    #13007
  • Price
    30 100 EUR
  • Address
    Bytoften 10, 5550 Langeskov, Denmark
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Published
    6 months
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Classic MG TD for Sale

1950 MG TD – Matching numbers car

 

Beautiful matching numbers MG TD in great condition. This is a left-hand drive car with the odometer in kilometers. The car has no mechanical or cosmetic issues and can be driven and enjoyed as is for many years to come. The car has Danish papers and registration. The car passed Danish technical inspection in 2015. This is car delivers a pure 1940s / early 1950s British driving experience.

 

Car Specification:

Odometer reading: 41869 km

VIN/Car Number: TD / 4969

Body Type Number: 22381

Body Number: 4417 / 64315

Engine number: 5327

Engine: 1,250cc XPAG inline-four motor, 54-hp

 

History of the 1950-1953 MG TD:

MG’s TC roadster sold well initially and proved American demand for an English sports car, but the car’s right-hand-drive configuration and 1930s specifications meant it was ripe for a redesign by 1950. In response, Syd Enever and Alec Hounslow took two weeks in 1949 to strip a four-seat Y-Type Tourer and shorten the chassis five inches. Just like that, the MG TD Roadster was born.

 

The TD also carried a few modifications aimed at the U.S. market. Specifically, the left-hand drive was offered, along with rack-and-pinion steering, smaller, 15-inch steel disc wheels (no wire wheels were offered), and larger bumpers. In turn, the car was wider and 200 pounds heavier than the TC.

 

The MG TD still used the 54-hp, 1,250-cc XPAG inline-four motor to reach a top speed in the mid-70 mph range. The TD’s modifications conspired with a newly devalued British pound to make the TD an unqualified success and 29,664 were sold in four years - three times the TC production. More than 80% of that figure were imported to the U.S.

 

In the middle of 1951, the TD received a new engine block and sump, as well as a larger clutch and a new flywheel, and this iteration is now commonly referred to as the TD2. MG also manufactured 1,710 TD Mk IIs, and it was essentially produced for club racers. The Mk II held 5.5 percent more horsepower (and a top speed of 83 mph), thanks to increased compression ratio and bigger valves. Additional friction dampers, badging, a bulge over the carburetors, and chrome grill bars also differentiated the model.

 

In general, the MG T-Series delivers a pure 1940s / early 1950s British driving experience, and the TD is no exception. Its mechanicals is robust and mostly easy to source, which makes ownership relatively straightforward.

  • VIN
    TD / 4969
  • Color
    Red
  • Metallic
    No
  • Engine
    1,250cc XPAG inline-four motor
  • Engine Number
    5327
  • Chassis Number
    4417 / 64315
  • Gearbox
    Manual
  • Steering Wheel
    Left-hand drive (LHD)
  • Drive Wheels
    Rear wheel drive (RWD)
  • 1st Reg. Country
  • Doors
    2/3
  • Interior Color
    Black
  • Leather Seats

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