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  • Winner of The Most Original Car award at the 2016 Lake Yard Classic show
  • Comprehensive restoration by Simon Robinson Classics in 1995-1996
  • Work is said to have cost £17,500 - a huge amount for the 90s
  • Very good condition throughout and ready to drive! 

The Appeal

The 1951 MG TD represents the epitome of classic British motoring with its distinctive 50s styling, superb handling, and engaging driving experience. This particular model, fully restored in the mid-90s by Simon Robinson Classics, classic British styling with excellent mechanical condition. The tan leather interior complements the striking red exterior, making for an exceptional looking car that attracts attention wherever it goes.
Known for its sporty performance and agile handling, the MG TD offers a delightful driving experience, perfect for leisurely weekend drives or participation in classic car shows. The thorough restoration and meticulous maintenance ensure that this car is not only beautiful but also reliable, making it a standout choice for any classic car enthusiast.

The History and Paperwork

  • Fully restored by Simon Robinson Classics in 1995-1996 with images documenting the process
  • V5 present and correct
  • Registered as an historic vehicle
  • Invoice dated 2019 for new distributor, tappets and timing adjustment
  • Invoice dated 2019 for full service including new spark plugs
  • Invoice dated 2017 for differential rebuild, including new bearings
  • Large selection of invoices for work carried out during the current ownership
  • Copy of the MG factory production record
  • Won The Most Original Car award at the 2016 Lake Yard Classic show

The Condition

  • Red paintwork in very good condition throughout
  • Brightwork in good condition
  • All five tyres with plenty of tread - essentially new condition
  • Dashboard in very good condition with just a light patina
  • Tan leather seats in good condition with light age-related wear
  • Black carpets in good condition
  • Beige hood in good condition with side screens in fair condition
  • Rear chrome luggage rack in very good condition
  • Light lenses, badges, and trim in very good condition with some light patina
  • Minor area of flaking paint around the fuel filler
  • Interior dials and gauges in very good condition
  • Steering wheel, pedals, and all other controls in very good condition
  • Classic British 50s styling looks fantastic in red
  • Overall superb appearance

The Mechanics

  • The engine starts easily and idles very well
  • Owner reports the car drives perfectly
  • Approximately 7,000 miles since restoration
  • The car has covered very few miles since the timing and tappets adjustment, differential rebuild and its last service
  • Fitted with a crown wheel and pinion from an MGA fitted ratio 4.55 to 1 to give easier high-speed cruising
  • Speedometer not yet calibrated to the new axle
  • Engine bay presents superbly 
  • Twin metal K&N air filters
  • Underside of the car appears to be in fantastic condition with all of the visible components presenting very well

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1951
  • Make MG
  • Model TD
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 20,704 Miles
  • Engine size 1250
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town New Milton
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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