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1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II

Sale price: £18,500.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: TDC (Competition) Mk. II
Year: 1953
Type: Standard Car
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Left-hand drive
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1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II for sale

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  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II
  • 1953 MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II

For sale by auction on Saturday 12 March 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
We are pleased to offer this unusual and rare example within the
MG marque. the MG TDC (Competition) Mk. II. It is commonly known
that this model came into existence soon after the MG TD appeared
onto the market due to the strong after market demand for parts and
accessories to increase the performance of the model. Originally
known as the Mk. II MGTD. the model was later called the TDC. the C
representing Competition. What is less commonly known. is that the
model came about due to the exploits of the famous MG racing
driver. Dick Jacobs. Dick owned W. Jacobs and Son Ltd. Mill Garage. br/>the most famous of all MG dealerships. in Chigwell Road. South
Woodford. Essex. Jacobs and Mill Garage possibly gave the MG marque
more publicity in the 1950s than the entire Nuffield or BMC
publicity machines. In the tuned form in which John Thornley. br/>Director and General Manager of the MG Car Company. let him try the
car. Jacobs found the heavy TD to be intolerably slow and it was
only after he had carried out several modifications that included
the fitting of Andrex shock-absorbers (two on each corner). an aero
screen. bucket seats and air scoops on the brakes that the car
would go at all. In this form Jacobs raced the TD prototype in a
production car race at Blandford Camp. winning his class after a
closely fought duel with Eric Thompson's HRG; only to forfeit the
class because the MG factory could not state that six identical
models fitted with Andrex shock-absorbers had been built.

The production TDC featured Andrex shock absorbers in addition
to the standard items. larger 1. 5 inch carburettors with increased
inlet ports. right side bonnet bulge to incorporate the larger
carburettors. larger intake manifold and air cleaner. larger
valves. increased compression ratio. higher rev limit to 6. 00 rpm. br/>twin electric fuel pumps and lines and a higher performance
ignition coil. Externally. the badges. unique to the model. were
enamelled black and white as a mark of respect on the death of
Cecil Kimber. Only 1. 10 example were manufactured and only 13 in
left hand drive format; two being produced in 1950 and 11 in
1953.

It is one of the 13 left hand drive examples that we are proud
to offer today. 772 UYJ sports the TDC features and does have a
matching engine to chassis number; however. a type 9 5-speed
gearbox has been fitted in place of the original unit so that long
distance touring may be accomplished with more comfort and economy.
The coachwork is presented in bright red and is in very good order
with the undersides of particular note. The interior presents well
and includes an optional heater and the original steering wheel.
The engine starts easily. via the Hi-torque starter. and quickly
warms to a smooth idle. the exhaust note being unobtrusive even
though the system is of stainless steel construction. The weather
equipment includes a hood. hood bag and full tonneau cover. all of
which are in good order. On a test. the MG drove easily and quickly
and felt. as it should. more powerful than a standard TD. The ride
on the road felt firm with the brakes pulling the car easily to a
reassuring halt.



This rare MG TDC Competition is offered with a UK registration
document and. although not required. will arrive at the sale with a
fresh MoT test certificate as reassurance for the new owner.


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