The original MGTD was first produced in late 1949 and had it’s formal introduction in January of 1950. There were a total of four model years; 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953. The first model set the stage for what the MGTD was. Because of the short amount of time from the inception of the MGTD to the delivery of the first cars, not everything was quite as the MG Car Company would have liked it. In fact they were still making MGTC’s on the production line when the first MGTD’s were produced. Other models were also being made on the same assembly line at the same time. This says something of the flexibility of the Abingdon work crews and factory.
Most changes to these early MGTD’s were unnoticeable from the untrained eye. One exception to this was the change from solid wheels to slotted wheels. Still steel and not wire, but a change nonetheless. Most of this seems to be precipitated from the fact that the brakes were fading due to poor cooling. Another change was to stiffen the body by adding an internal under firewall tubular frame. It helped but the MGTD body bucket still seems to flex quite a bit when pressed into corners.
CAR NO. TD/20180
ENGINE NO. XPAG/TD2/20514
BODY TYPE. 22381
BODY NO. 19528/93777
This Classic rare 1953 MG TD Roadster is one elegant British Motorcar with lots of appeal. The engine is the original 4-cylinder 1250 c.c. with a 4-Speed manual transmission. The exterior is finished in Red with a black vinyl upholstered interior. Included is the white soft top, all 4 side curtains and full matching black Tonneau cover. It is as solid as she looks, and it drives like a classic champ! A true gentleman’s car!
Classic Elegant British Roadster!