1953 MG TD CONVERTIBLE - 181439 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #693 1953 MG TD CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/181439/181439_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #693   1953 MG TD CONVERTIBLE
Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 693
Year 1953
Make MG
Model TD
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN TD20959
Exterior Color BRITISH RACING GREEN
Interior Color BISCUIT
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 1.3 LITER
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #693 - This is an impeccable example of an MG TD that has undergone a no expense spared, every nut and bolt restoration. The car has known limited previous ownership since new. During this hig quality restoration, this TD was completely disassembled and the body stripped of the aging original finish before being professionally refinished in classic British Racing Green. All of the chrome and the brightwork were also stripped and re-plated or replaced outright. The interior was likewise stripped and reupholstered with Biscuit hued hides and carpeting, and a new leather dash was installed with rebuilt instruments. A new Biscuit-colored softtop was installed, and correct 15" steel wheels were added with polished covers. The same level of craftsmanship that was afforded to the body and interior was also applied to the mechanical underpinnings of this MG with extensive effort put in to maintain originality. The 1250cc engine was disassembled and rebuilt, along with the 4-speed manual transmission. Both are believed to be original. The car also received new wiring throughout and both the suspension and braking system were rebuilt. This MG TD is listed in the TD Registry and was also featured by SpeedTV in 2009 and is one of the finest examples anywhere.
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