<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853

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Lot 102
1953 MG TD Roadster

Sold for US$ 17,360 inc. premium
1953 MG TD Roadster
Chassis no. TD-22418
Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853

1,250cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
55bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Wonderfully restored example
*Finished in its factory color of Clipper Blue
*Complete with restoration file, tool kit, and manual
*Ready to enjoy by its next owner


THE T-SERIES MG

The penultimate T-Series Midget, the TD appeared in 1949. A larger car than its predecessors, the TD owed much to the contemporary Y-Type saloon, using a narrowed and modified version of the latter's box-frame chassis, upon which sat an all-new body - roomier than before but retaining the classic looks of the traditional MG sports car and the proven XPAG four-cylinder engine. This saloon parentage was far from a handicap, for the Y-Type was a later and more advanced design than the TC Midget, employing independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. It became the 'gateway drug' for an entire generation of sports car enthusiasts and became a staple of early post-war American sports car racing competition.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Purchased from a resident of Carmel, California in 2013 by the consigner, the MG was treated almost immediately to a body off restoration. At the time a red car, the paint was carefully excavated in an effort to discover the original color of Clipper Blue. Once confirmed, the coachwork was fully sanded down and repainted. Inside, the interior received entirely new upholstery and a new wiring loom was installed to return the electrical system to fully functioning order. Under the skin, the original motor was fully rebuilt and repainted in the correct shade of red. Completed over the course of 3 years from 2014-2016, the MG has been enjoyed by the consigner since. Photos and invoices on file show record of the extensive project and will accompany the car alongside its tool kit and manual.

A perennial favorite of enthusiasts around the world, the MG T-series is a back to basics, traditional motoring experience. This finely restored example will surely make for a wonderful motoring companion for its next caretaker.

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<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
<b>1953 MG TD Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. TD-22418<br />Engine no. XPAG/TD2/22853
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