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Seller's notes: ""Simply exquisite example of this award winning 1953 MG TD Roadster with its original 1250cc matching #'s engine in Light Yellow with British Racing Green Leather in virtually flawless condition throughout!""
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: MG
Model: T-Series
Year: 1953
Type: Convertible
Color: Light Yellow
Mileage: 17,300
Engine: 4 Cyl 1250cc
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: British Racing Green Leather
Interior Color: British Racing Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional older restoration example of this rare 1953 MG TD2 Roadster with its original matching #'s 1250cc 4 cylinder engine and 4 speed transmission and beautifully presented in 'Light Yellow' color paint with all body panels obviously removed. stripped and media blasted prior to painting. new chrome and a gorgeous British Racing Green leather interior matched to a British Racing Green front grill!

The car was purchased by it's most recent southern California owner in 2005 with a reported 15. 68 original miles as noted on the California title but please note that there is no other documentation to substantiate the mileage. The odometer now reads 17. 17 miles. The car has obviously has no rust and there are no signs of any previous accidents - one very rare example indeed! The car has a very nice black convertible top which is perfectly functional and the car will be sold with it's original side curtains. a full weather fitted tonneau cover. protective engine compartment mats for the mechanic. wooden factory measuring stick for the fuel tank. original crank lever for manual start. British License Plates. factory spare wheel and a fitted car cover! All the options are working as they should including all the gauges. the tachometer. turn signals and lights.

This is obviously one especially desirable example of the MG TD2. which by July 1951 had received a new XPAG 1250cc block with a new sump. new bell housing and a new flywheel to accommodate the new larger clutch. The engine prefix number was also changed to TD2 and the TD's fitted with this engine have subsequenty become known to enthusiasts as TD2 models. Several other changes were introduced between August and November 1952 including circular rear lamps incorporating flashing turn signals and a three bow frame replaced the two bow frame for the hood. Also the wiper motor was moved to the center of the windshield.

As the MG marque's renown expert Richard Knudson observed "If the TC started the sports car revolution. it was the TD that fought the battle". It did so by improving the TC without losing the charm. Styling continued with bolt-upright radiator. cutaway doors. flowing separate fenders. fold-flat windshield. a convertible top with side curtains but with a slightly wider body that was therefore roomier than the TC model. The TD also had 15" steel wheels instead of the TC's 19" wheels and these new sized wheels were attached to a stronger frame with the startling advantage of newly designed independent front suspension. That combined with softer damping. wider tires and the reduced height from the smaller wheels and new coil-spring front made for a smoother ride and even tauter handling than its legendary racing predecessor.

This particular car truly has to be seen to be appreciated and driven to be believed - probably drives better than it must have when brand new and which now boasts an upgraded 12 volt battery and a new fuel pump! The engine purrs imperceptibly under the hood and the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears. although please note that these cars had no synchro rings in the transmission and therefore it is recommended to come to a complete stop before downshifting back to first gear. The tires are virtually new and the cars paint is of show quality. The wood grain around the dash has also been refinished.

Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example of this beautiful and rare southern California 1953 MG TD2 Roadster with its original matching #'s engine. a very rare piece of British motoring history - perfect for the MG enthusiast or any classic car collector!

For further information contact West Coast Classics through Ebay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. Good luck and thanks for your interest!

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