The classic MG TD
The MG TD (1950) combined the TC's powertrain, a modified hypoid-facing rear axle, the MG Y-type chassis, a familiar T-type style body and independent coil spring suspension from the MG Y-type sedan.
For the driver, the "all-weather protection" was very good for the standards of the time. At night, the instrument lighting was effective but not dazzling, due to a light green light effect. There was still no fuel gauge but the 11 gallons of tank capacity gave a range between fuel stops of about 300 miles and a "warning" flashed on the dash when the fuel level got to about 2 ½ British gallons.
In 1950 the TD MkII was introduced, produced alongside the standard car, with a higher tuned engine using an 8.0:1 compression ratio. The higher compression ratio was offered with the export market in mind, and would not be suitable for the UK, where fuel was limited due to the war.
Nearly 30,000 TDs had been produced, including about 1,700 Mk II models, when the series ended in 1953. The biggest complaint American owners had with the MG T was the British 12-volt system, which was difficult to service when a light was turned on. or other electrical appliance was broken. They also complained about the lack of a water and fuel meter. But in general the Americans were positive about the MG TD. The TD was from 0 to 60mph in 22.7 seconds according to Popular Mechanics.
The TD reached a top speed of 77 mph in 1952, according to The Motor magazine, and could go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 18.2 seconds. A fuel economy of 26.7 miles per gallon was determined.
In 1998, the rights, intellectual property and trademarks associated with the production of MG TD were acquired by TD Auto's Sdn Bhd of Malaysia to reproduce the TD series as TD2000.
Buy a MG TD classic at E&R Classics
Finding an MG that's right for you is priority number one. The search for your dream car often starts online. ERClassics has done everything it can to give you an idea of the cars, so every car on our own site is provided with a photo report, 360 degrees images, a video and background information about the car can be found. Would you rather view the car physically? Then you can visit our showroom in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Check our website for opening times.
High quality MG TD classic cars at E&R Classics
All classic cars offered by us, including the MG TD are checked against a list with 125 points. This assessment is performed by one of our own technicians. Delivering classic cars that are in perfect condition is of great importance to ERClassics. The classic cars offered by us are therefore of high quality. If you would like more information about maintenance on a classic car or if you are wondering what mechanics in classic car workshops do, click here.
Trade in or sell your MG TD classic car
At ER Classics you can of course buy an MG TD, but we also offer the option to sell your current classic car or to trade it in. If you would like more information about selling or trading in your classic car, please contact one of our classic car experts. You can of course also visit our showroom to discuss the possibilities.
Maintenance on a classic car
Of course every car needs maintenance, and it can sometimes happen that something needs to be repaired. It is no different for a classic car. Because you like to keep your classic car in top condition, a good garage is important. Any garage can provide you with maintenance, but sometimes you just need that extra bit of specialism, then you can choose to take your classic car to a classic car workshop where they focus on 1 brand or type of classic car. The mechanics often work with the same classic cars and have thus specialized in maintenance or repairs on those specific classic cars.
ER Classics has the right classic MG TD for you!
What are the advantages of buying a MG TD classic from ER Classics?
- Large range of MG classics for sale
- All classic cars have been thoroughly checked by our own workshop
- Own workshop with 20 mechanics
- Registration and inspections
-Worldwide transport to the door
- High quality and service
- Trade-in options
- Customers rate us with a 8.9
Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer
If you are looking for a beautiful new MG TD, you will be assisted by one of our own classic cars experts. ERclassics has specialized in the purchase and sale of classic cars since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.