This excellent example of the highly popular MG TD model was first registered on 1st January 1953 in California, where it remained until around 1996, when it returned to the UK. This owner kept the car until 2015. Restoration work began in 2010 and was completed two years later. Most of the work was carried out by Beacon Garage, a garage well-known for fettling vintage and classic cars, and an excellent job was made – we believe £30,000 was spent at that time. The car remains in truly first class condition, and is a pleasure to drive, with good performance, nice, light steering and no strange noises. The restoration included extensive work to the chassis, running gear, body panels, braking system, suspension, wheels, engine and a new part-leather interior as per the original, by Collingburn, we understand. The hood, tonneau cover and side screens were all renewed. The high quality paintwork is still in superb condition. The rebuilt engine starts easily and runs very well, with good oil pressure and no overheating. Gearbox and rear axle are nice and quiet. The underside of the car is also very good. All in all, this is a fine example, ready for use, and would make an excellent car for European touring, or in fact, to be left at your villa in the South of France …?! Equally at home on British roads – left or right-hand drive seems to make no difference to the driving experience. The car comes with a file of restoration invoices, V5C and handbook. Note – we have just sold a right-hand drive example in similar condition for £24,000 – so this is quite a bargain.
We are always pleased to consider part-exchange especially for good MGs, or for other interesting classics, and we can offer economic delivery to most parts of mainland Britain.
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