2015 Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction
Lot
4

1951 MG TD Roadster

$27,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-line four-cylinder, 1250cc
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Body Work Roadster
Colour Red
Interior Tan
Trim Leather
Wheels Steel Disc
Brakes Drums

Description

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MG's TD was the most successful T-series model yet - launched in 1949, Abingdon's engineers cleverly updated the previous TC using a modified version of the unsuccessful Y-type's box-section chassis frame, with independent front suspension and sharp rack-and-pinion steering. Although similar to the outgoing TC, the body combined additional interior space with more strength, improving the handling as a result. The interior was also revised but retained all the sporting character associated with the T-series, including a folding windscreen, full instrumentation and minimal ornamentation, while smaller diameter steel disc wheels replaced the more traditional wire-spoked ones, a change dictacted by the independent front end. Output from the 1250cc engine was a healthy 54.5 horsepower, while more powerful front brakes, with twin leading shoes, and a hypoid rear axle further improved the T-series, making it an altogether more refined and enjoyable car to drive. The TD proved especially popular in the United States and the vast majority of the 30,000 made were built to left-hand drive configuration for export as a consequence. With the burgeoning sports car market across the Atlantic and the formation of the Sports Car Club of America, many owners began to enjoy their MGs on the racetrack on weekends. Today, the MG owner enjoys enormous support from clubs and specialists worldwide, with a particularly strong club scene here in Australia. It's not uncommon to see an MG T-series being enjoyed on back roads around the country of a weekend and invariably those aboard will be enjoying the ride.

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