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Immaculate MGTD SOLD (1951)
|Immaculate November 1951 MG TD. |
A genuine British registered RHD. All numbers are original.
It is finished in Old English White, with red leather upholstery and new beige duck hood, side screens and half tonneau.
The car has only had three owners from new and it had a full body renovation carried out by the previous owner to me. There is a full file documenting this. Since I bought the car I have completed the following renovation work (all done by an MG Specialist).
Complete brake rebuild.
New fuel pump and new ignition.
Full steering and suspension rebuild using polybushes.
All gauges are fully rebuilt and refurbished using new gauge faces etc. All work perfectly, even the clock. The new speedometer shows just over 1,300 miles having been rebuilt at 94,100 miles.
Engine fully rebuilt. Stripped, crack tested and built with new bearings, bolts and oil pump. New camshaft (mild road spec), new pistons, rocker/valve gear and the head has been hardened to take unleaded fuel. New seals were fitted front and rear thus eliminating those troublesome and annoying oil leaks. It was properly run in and benefited from oil changes at 500miles and 1000 miles. It is sweet as a nut, quiet and has no oil or water leaks at all.
Dashboard and switches refurbished.
5 new tyres.
Brand new hood, side screens and half tonneau.
New stainless steel exhaust.
The car benefits from a Ford Type 9 five speed gearbox, a kenlow electric cooling fan, a brake servo (skilfully hidden) and an oil cooler. It has detachable traffic indicators making it much safer on the road and the car is well capable of maintaining a good steady motorway speed.
There is a full chrome rear luggage rack, butterfly wind deflectors, two rear view side mirrors, a period badge bar complete with the correct badges and period fog and spot lights. All chrome work is excellent. New Laminated windscreen in 2009.
My own rebuild folder and receipts evidence a sympathetic but comprehensive renovation of the fabulous classic, which add to the second owners body/chassis work.
It drives very well, accelerates very well and stops properly without any fears or white knuckles. The steering is precise and overall the car looks and drives as if it had just left Abingdon.
The car has MOT, is tax exemption (free road fund licence) and is ready to go.
The car comes with a correct period, colour coded picnic basket, a one and a two gallon period petrol cans and a full weather car cover.
I will probably never fully recover the amount of money I have spent on her and I believe that the price I ask is fair and reflects the carís condition.
I am looking for a mid to late 1940s Humber Super Snipe staff car or similar and would consider a part exchange for a Humber or a Willys Jeep etc. Something interesting.