1951 MGTD Competition with royal connections
Sale price: £39,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 18.10.2016
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1951 MGTD Competition with royal connections for sale
Based in Ipswich. Suffolk; Bridge Classic Cars caters for the restoration and maintenance of vintage and classic vehicles. We have a amazing team of exceptionally talented motor technicians with a passion and the specialist skills to work on the older generation of vehicles.
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Here's your chance to own a very unique piece of British history. Whether you are passionate about classics. you love royal connections or looking for an investment opportunity this could be the car for you.
1951 MG TD Competition Abington Mark II. One of only eleven built! And if that wasn't enough. this exact car was displayed as a museum piece and was featured alongside Prince Andrew. (see photographs for more information)
After we brought her back from Canada in early 2016 she arrived in our Ipswich workshops with a little note. The note read.
“The early MG's were built as a very basic automobile to be driven and maintained by their owners. Many of these owners entered their cars into rallies. hill climbs and races. Soon after the first TD's were built. enthusiasts complained that they were not competitive with other cars in it's class. The cry for more power promoted Abington to produce the Mark II. Although the appearance remained the same. the engine compression ratio was raised to 8 to 1. all ports and combination chambers were polished with larger inlet and exhaust valves fitted along with heavier valve springs and an upgraded camshaft. Higher capacity Lucas ignition equipment. an extra fuel pump and added shock absorbers were standard on the Mark II models. All of this. increased the weight to 2015 pounds and the horsepower to 60 at 5000 rpm with a maximum speed of about 85mph.
In 1951 there were only eleven Right Hand Drive Mark II's built and all exported. I am one of these eleven. I was shipped to the South of Ireland where I was sold and a few years later brought back to England and was purchased in 1957 by Tony Bamford who took me to his home in Buckinghamshire. Mr Bamford renewed my chrome and had me painted in 1973 then sold me to Rothmans International. who brought me to Canada and displayed me in their Craven Foundation Car Collection. A year later I was bought by Roy Newton and put into storage until my present owner. George Merson rescued me and took me to his home on the shores of Georgian Bay where I get to travel the beautiful countryside and feel the wind on my fenders. I am the only 1951 MarkII Right Hand Drive in North America and possibly the only one left out of the original eleven in the world. So please be nice to me and touch me softly. ”
A beautiful 'head turner'. our 1951 MG TD Competition is ready to be driven. showed and enjoyed. We have just received the new UK registration from the DVLA. As you will see from the images. the new UK registration is YWG 939. the new plates have been produced. Unfortunately the photoshoot was carried out before the DVLA had issued the new UK registration. hence why the old number is featured in the images.***
If you are able to get across to our Ipswich workshops and would like to come and view the vehicle prior to bidding this can be arranged. If you want us to buy your car so you can buy ours then let's do that.
A deposit of £500 will be required within 24 hours of the end of the auction. The vehicle will need to be collected within 7 days of the end of auction.
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