BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

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This 1952 MG TD was reportedly purchased new by a US Army physician in England, imported to the US in 1955, and acquired from his estate by the seller 16 years ago. A subsequent mechanical refreshment included an engine rebuild, brake system and front suspension overhauls, and more. The work was carried out personally by the seller, an ASE-certified mechanic who has added 8k miles in weekly driving during his ownership. Regular oil changes with zinc additive have been carried out since, including the most recent less than 1000 miles ago. This TD is offered with spare parts, tools, fresh uninstalled interior pieces, and a Florida title in the seller’s name.

Black paint shows its age throughout and the seller notes a variety of dings collected over the years. Corrosion is present in the front fenders and behind the passenger door as detailed in the gallery below. Steel disc wheels have been fitted with new tires during the seller’s time with the car.

BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

The front suspension has been rebuilt under the seller’s ownership, and the brake system was refreshed with new seals and linings. Both doors are said to operate acceptably despite worn hinges.

BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

The windshield frame has been rebuilt and new glass fitted. A fresh interior kit is included in the sale but remains uninstalled. A tonneau cover is pictured and a folding top and side curtains will also be supplied, though new canvas is warranted for the top per the seller.

BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

The stock 3-spoke steering wheel fronts a wooden dashboard with four gauges and factory switchgear. The 5-digit odometer is said to show 17k miles, with true mileage believed by the seller to be 117k.

BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

The 1250cc XPAG inline-four ran a 7.25:1 compression ratio and was rated at 55 horsepower when new. This example was reportedly rebuilt by the seller in 2012 and is equipped with rebuilt twin SU carburetors, a new SU fuel pump, a high-volume water pump, a spin-on oil filter, and an upper engine oiler.

BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

Additional mechanical work performed by the seller included resealing the transmission, rebuilding the driveshaft, and modification of the rear end with an MGA gearset to allow for higher cruising speeds.

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