1953 MG TD MkII
Original UK car; bundles of
history going back to the 1970s, body off restoration by a previous
owner; recent engine rebuild along with the gearbox and front suspension in
2017; complete weather gear
from the successful Post-War TC, the TD arrived in 1949, introducing many
much-needed refinements. The principal of these included independent front
suspension and rack-and-pinion steering, greatly improving the driving
From 1951, a
MkII version was introduced with a more powerful 60bhp engine and 82mph
performance. Great fun to drive, the MG TD had a quirky mixture of Vintage looks
with ‘50s styling cues and sold like hot cakes, being replaced in 1953 by the
This 1953 TD
MkII, chassis number 29477 was therefore one of the last TDs built, leaving
Abingdon on 16th
original buff logbook confirms, it was registered to Parkside Garage of
Coventry, spending its formative years in the Leicester/Nuneaton area before a
move to Surrey in 1968.
British Racing Green and Magnolia hide interior, it comes with a huge history
file extending back to the 1970s, its most recent owner acquiring the car
through Brightwells in 2011 from a celebrity musician (even we have heard of
him!) and been thoroughly well cared for since.
are included of all care and maintenance by the current owner, who has covered
just 1,700 careful miles over the last 10 years. In fact, records show it has
only covered some 15,000 miles over the last 42 years according to its 26 old
MOTs on file.
in the file is an owner’s manual, parts catalogue and a large number of
As one would
expect of such a pampered example, it appears to be in very smart condition,
having had a body-off rebuild commissioned by its previous
The vendor has
improved the car yet further, adding a steel billet Phoenix crankshaft, new
camshaft and flywheel ring gear – the components being carefully balanced prior
to reassembly. In addition, a Brown and Gammons rear crank seal conversion has
been added this year.
owner clearly enjoys improving his cars, including a rebuilt gearbox with all
new bearings in 2017 and a full front suspension rebuild plus front and rear
brake cylinders, again in 2017.
ancillary has been stripped and rebuilt along with a new SU fuel pump just a few
full weather gear including a tonneau, a stainless exhaust and Kenlowe fan, this
very well-prepared TD is ready to go, even down to a new pair of front tyres
within the last 150 miles.
TDs are great
fun to drive, combining Pre-War looks with a surprising turn of speed and
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