The 1950 MG TD combined the TC’s drivetrain, a modified hypoid-geared rear axle, the MG Y-Type chassis, a familiar T-Type style body and independent suspension using coil springs from the MG Y-Type Saloon. Also new; the rack and pinion steering, smaller 15-inch disc type road wheels, a left hand drive option and standard equipment bumpers with over-riders. The car was five inches wider with a track of 50 inches. In 1950, the TD Mk. II was introduced alongside the standard car, featuring a more highly tuned engine with 8.0:1 compression ratio giving 57bhp at 5500rpm. It featured twin fuel pumps, revised dampers, and a higher rear-axle ratio. Nearly 30,000 MG TD’s have been produced, including some 1,700 Mk. II models.
This delightful TD has recently benefitted from a complete engine and gearbox rebuild at a cost of £7,500. Said to run and drive very nicely this car comes with a current MOT for peace of mind and is very attractively priced.
Estimate: £12,000 – £15,000