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MG TD '51

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Reference ch. 4653
Make MG
Model TD '51
Type cabrio
Construction year 1951
KM 06482
Cilinder displacement 1250
Gears manual
Steering right hand drive
  • 55 Hp
  • Car maintained with a great care.
  • Restored in 1981 (report at disposal), then immobilized until 2011. Since, again and abundantly driven.
  • The engine was revised again in 2014, and the gearbox in 2015.
  • Body and frame in perfect condition (colour silvered in 1981).
  • Endowed with spoked wheels, original steel wheels delivered.
  • Red leather trimf, 2 cover-barrels, flexible roof, chrome plated luggage rack.

  The MG T series was a basic body-on-frame convertible sports car produced from 1936 through to 1955. It was replaced by the MGA. The 1950 TD combined the TC's drivetrain but with modified hypoid geared rear axle with the MG Y- type chassis and a familiar T-type style body. An independent suspension using coil springs in front was new, based on that fitted to the MG Y-type saloons, as were rack and pinion steering, smaller 15-inch (380 mm) disc type road wheels and a left-hand drive option. Bumpers and over-riders became standard for the first time. The car was also 5 inches (130 mm) wider with a track of 50 inches (1,300 mm).

In 1950 the TD MkII was introduced, produced alongside the standard car, with a more highly tuned engine with 8.0:1 compression ratio giving 57 bhp (43 kW) at 5500 rpm. It also featured twin fuel pumps revised dampers and a higher rear axle ratio

Nearly 30,000 TDs had been produced, including about 1700 Mk II models , when the series ended in 1953 with all but 1656 exported. 23,488 were exported to the United States.

In 1998, the rights, intellectual properties and trade marks associated with the production of MG TD is acquired by TD cars Sdn Bhd in Malaysia to reproduce the TD series as TD2000.

  • Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 368 (145)
  • Width : cm (in): 149 (58.6)
  • Height : cm (in): 135 (53)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 239 (94)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 875 (1931)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : Straight four 1250 cc (76 ci)
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : 2 SU carburettors
  • Gearbox : 4 speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rear wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 54 bhp at 5200 rpm
  • Maximum torque :
  • Maximum speed : 129 km/h (80 mph) 
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