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Posted on Craigslist in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is this frame-up restored, British Racing Green over Tan hide, 1952 MG TD current caretaker is currently asking $28,000 for. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool shows the seller has his TD priced $10,000 less than the current #1 “Concours” estimate and $2,200 higher than the #2 “Excellent” value.
While the MG TC proved there was a market for sports cars in the U.S. following World War II, its antiquated design would not keep buyers for very long, so Morris Garages launched the much-improved TD for 1950. Following the War, Great Britain desperately needed to export as many goods as possible to fund the country’s rebuilding effort, so the TD carried a few modifications aimed at the U.S. market. TDs imported to the U.S. now featured left-hand drive, rack-and-pinion steering, and larger bumpers making the new car was wider and heavier than the TC. Contrary to popular belief, smaller, the TD’s 15-inch steel wheels were the only ones available – no wire version was made available from the Abington factory.
Here’s the seller’s brief description:
“1952 MG TD Immaculate condition throughout and maintained by loving owner. After frame up restoration, it won “Best TD in the World” contest with the New England MGT Register. New top installed last summer and many extra parts will go with purchase including a set of 5 wheels with original type tires mounted. The original NEMGT register number also will transfer with the car. Full restoration and history available. Car is fully driveable with front sway bar and taller gearing.”
If you’re in the market for a no excuses, fully restored and sorted MG TD you can drive and enjoy, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better example in the right colors than this one presented here. Good luck with the purchase!
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