Lot 103- 1951 MG TD Roadster


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Using the standard rating from 1 being excellent used only for show, to 6 being good for essentially a parts car. This car is rated as a 4. Number 4 being described as “A drivable vehicle needing no, or only minor work to be functional. All components may need restoration to be excellent, the car is mostly usable as is. From 20 feet away there is no doubt that it needs help.” This car however isn’t a driver.

Paint is fair to good, needing only minor work. There are some dings, but nothing that could not be easily remedied with touch up, a thorough cleaning and wax. The color is either not the standard one of four colors or was special ordered. The sill trim on the left side is missing as well as some of the rubber on the running boards. There are no Bows for the canvas top, and no canvas top. There is a serviceable fiberglass top that was made for the after market. The windshield is in good condition. Bumpers have been re-chromed and are in good shape as are the after market wind wings. Some of the tonneau snaps are missing, but the tonneau cover is in good condition. The tires are in good to excellent condition, but very old. All wheels are in good condition, as are the hubcaps. The chrome medallion mount on the radiator is damaged.

The floor is sound with no rust. New carpet throughout is needed. The seat upholstery is good, but the dash and glove box are in poor shape. There is an after market assist handle. There is evidence of wood deterioration in the body frame. The speedometer is not working, and there is an after market water temp gauge. One pole of the trouble light plug is rusted out. The side curtains are there, but the plastic is clouded.

The engine was not run, but the owner reported that it was in very good order. (20+ years ago it is out of the car and incomplete) There is an after market tappet cover, and the engine needs a complete cleaning. There is considerable rust in the gas tank that continually plugs the fuel line. The exhaust system has been modified. A few of the original tools are in the tool box.

Although the car needs a lot of attention, it is generally complete which is a large plus for an example of this age.

 

Located in Bremerton, WA.