1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 67
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster
Registration no. OPO 935 Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601

Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 15,264) inc. premium
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster
Registration no. OPO 935
Chassis no. TD 27204
Engine no. 27601
Odometer reading: 54,975
MOT: Exempt


*An older restoration
*Present ownership since circa 2015
*Not used for some time
*Requires re-commissioning


The penultimate T-Series Midget, the TD appeared in 1949. A larger car than its predecessors, the TD owed much to the contemporary MG Y-Type saloon, using a narrowed and modified version of the latter's box-frame chassis, on which sat an all-new body roomier than before but retaining the classic looks of the traditional MG sports car, while its engine was the well-tried 1,250cc four-cylinder XPAG unit. The TD's 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. Although thoroughly traditional both in appearance and its coachbuilt method of construction, the TD body offered greatly increased 'elbow room' to its occupants when compared to that of the TC. From August 1951 a larger clutch was fitted and associated changes made to the flywheel and bell-housing, subsequent cars being known as the TD II. A runaway sales success with some 30,000 sold, the TD is, paradoxically, rare in the UK, as most went for export to earn vital foreign currency.
Restored at date unknown, this TD was acquired by the lady vendor's husband circa 2015 and used sparingly. Dry stored, unused, for some time, the car will require re-commissioning before further use. The engine is said to run well and the Midget would be a good candidate for further sympathetic restoration. Offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 56 /100

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 9 /20
    Seats: 2
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 2

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 2

Saleroom notices

  • To view a walkaround video of this lot please click here
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster  Chassis no. TD 27204 Engine no. 27601
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

12.5% of hammer price. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App