What an interesting car....originally sold in UK (yet LHD), went to NY where it was sold to a New Yorker through Fergus Motors, wound up in Hawaii, sold in 1983 to a Naval officer, brought back to Virginia in 1993, and now.....here. Near forty years in the loving hands of its last owner.
In 1993, the title showed 37,000 'actual' miles, and now the odometer shows 46,000. So, SUPER low verified mileage since new and only 9,000 miles over the past near thirty years. Meanwhile, in the course of moving here and there, transmission rebuilt in 2000, supercharger freshened and rebuilt in 2002. In the recent year or two, new master cylinder and all the brakes done, had the carb rebuilt, new water pump, cleaned the inside of the fuel tank, flushed and replaced all fluids, and in sum......over $10,000 spent over the past 36 years (and 9,000 miles).
We did a compression test, 190-200 psi in every cylinder, ran and drove the car, 55 psi oil pressure and zero smoke cold and hot, grille shell chrome is very good, new top, new side curtains, new tonneau, new seats, excellent original dash center and switches, fairly new tires, quiet exhaust, wiring does not appear to be cracked or brittle (and probably replaced at some point), sheet metal appears to be fine, with older white paint (still amply presentable but, no doubt, repainted once during its 70 year history). As is, a neat supercharged MG TD in super original condition.
An MG TD? Quite advanced, in its day.....independent front suspension with coil springs, rack and pinion steering, 15" wheels (meaning replacement tires are cheap and widely available), slick shifting 4 speed transmission, and a sturdy, reliable OHV engine and in this car's case, with the exotic addition of a supercharger. And those lovely mechanical 5" main gauges, cut down doors and (last but not least) folding windshield. Add a pair of half moon shaped Brooklands racing screens, fold down the windshield, and the result is sheer automotive joy.
What to do? For sale, as it is, now, And, of course, we could repaint the exterior in an appropriate BRG (or any other color), I would have us dye the interior in tan or Camel, really no bodywork is needed, and the result would be a sensational classic sports car. For now, in our showroom, ready for sale.Click for legal info