Project Description

MG TD

BRING IT HOME.......! 1952 MG TD

Price

SOLD

Year

1952

Mls/Kms

n/a

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History File

The previous owner of this 1952 MG TD, Dimitri Van Looy, was looking for a solid base example specifically to participate in classic rallyes. He eventually achieved his goal with this great RHD example which was solid, but it was then entrusted to the renowned LMB Racing Classic & Vintage Restoration, Wommelgem in Belgium to be further restored. They were specifically tasked to improve the car but, with an overall emphasis on reliability. There are some photographs in the cars file confirming the high level of work and preparation taken. There are also some stickers on the car and in the glovebox to confirm his participation in Ardenne Roads SPA in 2011 and The Zoute GP Krokke Zoute 2015. Currently, the car has Belgian registration papers with a FIVA Pass also in the file.

Exterior

Visually, the obvious omission are the front and rear bumpers and over-riders which have been specifically removed at the request of the previous owner for his Rallying exploits. The deep burgundy paint displays an over even finish, but it’s not clear what the name and code are. There is one paint deterioration area at the top and front of the bonnet where the paint has cracked. But overall this MG Body Type 22381 with Body Number: 19596/92581 makes a great impression.

Interior

Quality black leather bench seats are almost like new and are comforted by two lap seat belts at the request of the previous Belgian owner to be used when Rallying. The wooden dash is authentic looking at suits the car well with all dials and displays functioning as they should. The all-weather equipment is perfectly usable but is perhaps not quite as good in terms of condition to the rest of the car, but should not offend.

Engine & Transmission

Under the double bonnet louvres there is tidy engine bay which is not over detailed which was never the intention of the previous owner. It’s a functioning, well used car that has been driven rather than displayed. The engine block numbers: XPAG / TD2 / 20608 match the cars brass plate with a chassis number of 20250. The exposed gear shift in the cockpit is crisp and precise with no immediate effects. Interestingly, the car displays a rare Patent Plate showing several numbers and the all important Registered Design number of 830111.

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes

Chrome MG emblem hub caps cover painted red 15” wheels with quality NEXEN 165/80 R15 tyres which have plenty of good tread available. The car pulls up well in accordance for traffic conditions of the period and should always be driven with caution in todays modern traffic.

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