1953 MG T-Series.

$16,500

Year
1953
Make
MG
Model
T-Series.
Stock
2641
Vin
XPAGTD
Miles
290
Engine Size
4 CYL
Transmission Type
Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1953 MG T-SERIES. IS LOCATED IN: SPARTANBURG, SC

The MG T-Type is a series of body-on-frame open two-seater sports cars that were produced by MG from 1936 to 1955. The series included the MG TA, MG TB, MG TC, MG TD, and MG TF Midget models. The last of these models, the TF, was replaced by the MGA. Although the design was similar to contemporary cars of the 1930s, it came to be considered outdated by the 1950s.

TD Midget

The 1950 TD Midget announced in January 1950[9] 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 on front axle using coil springs from the MG Y-type saloon: a 1950 road-test report described as "most striking" the resulting "transformation ... in the comfort of riding". The reference cited here was incorrect to infer the entire drive train was lifted from the TC, as along with the new hypoid differential, a completely different transmission was used (albeit also a four-speed). Also lifted from the company's successful 1¼-litre saloon was the (still highly geared) rack and pinion steering.[10] In addition the TD featured smaller 15-inch (380 mm) disc type road wheels, a left-hand drive option and standard equipment bumpers and over-riders. The car was also 5 inches (130 mm) wider with a track of 50 inches (1,300 mm). It was seen by enthusiasts at the time as a disappointment, mild and "not a sports car". ". . . the new model is largely designed to consolidate and expand the car's sale in North America." The first TDs were actually built in late 1949.

For the driver the "all-weather protection" was good by the standards of the time. For night driving, instrument illumination was "effective but not dazzling, by a pale green lighting effect".[10] There was still no fuel gauge, but the 12 imp gal (14.5 US gal; 54.5 L) of tank capacity gave a range between refuelling stops of about 300 miles (480 km) and a green light on the facia flashed a "warning" when the fuel level was down to about 2.5 imp gal (3 US gal; 11.5 L).

• CLEAN TITLE
• ODOMETER SHOWS 290 MILES
• 4 CYL. ENGINE
• MANUAL TRANSMISSION
• ALL BRAKES REBUILT WITH NEW MASTER CYLINDER
• ALL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WORKS EXCEPT THE CLOCK
• NEW STAINLESS EXHAUST
• REBUILT SHOCKS WITH NEW FRONT BUSHINGS
• NICE TOP AND SIDE CURTAINS
• NEW CANVAS TONNEAU
• ALL WOOD AND FRAME ARE VERY SOLID
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
4 CYL
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1953
Make
MG
Model
T-Series.
Miles
290

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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