Tuesday, May 26, 2015

10k: Classy Driver: 1952 MG TD

The MG T-series introduced cool handling convertibles to a generation of US servicemen during WWII and many of them found their way back to the states after the war. The MG TD was sold from 1950-1953 as an improvement over MG's (Morris Garage) previous generation TC and it featured such novel items as illuminated gauges and rack-and-pinion steering.  Find this MG TD here on eBay currently bidding for $12,000 with 3 days to go, located in Valparaiso, IN.  Tip from Cameron.

The TD series was a big step forward in refinement from the TC series because of its addition of independent coil spring suspension.  Aesthetically the car was also a big leap forward, with shorter wheels and smaller fenders, it looks like a post war car.

Under the hood is a 1.3 liter overhead valve XPAG inline-4 that produces 57 horsepower and pushes the TD to a top speed of 77 mph. 

The inside of the TD is very basic stuff, just a steering wheel, shifter and a few guages -- but you don't need a touch screen nav to drive a car and the MG's basic form is very pleasing. 

See another simple classic offered for low bucks? Send it here: tips@dailyturismo.com

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