Asking Price:

R 299,250.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1950 MG TD

Don’t let looks deceive: the MG TD Midget, announced to the world’s press in early 1950, is no pre-war machine. It successfully combined parts of the earlier MG TC's drivetrain with a modified hypoid-geared rear axle, new four-speed gearbox, the MG Y-type chassis, a familiar T-type style body and independent front suspension using coil springs from the MG Y-type saloon. The TD was 130mm wider than a TC, featured smaller 15-inch disc-type road wheels, and got glowing reviews from the press. MG traditionalists were not as enthusiastic at the time, seeing it as a bit of a disappointment – too mild and not a ‘real’ sports car. Whatever the feelings it sold well, reaching close on 29 664 units sold (23 388 of those to America) over the three-and-a-bit years of production.

Today the TD is a winner, offering real vintage looks in a useable package. Sure, they aren’t the fastest cars in standard trim, but they are nimble and a whole lot of fun to drive. The steering should be light but precise, and with a top speed of 80mph you can enjoy a spirited drive without getting into trouble with the law. 50mph is the realistic cruising speed, which although busy in standard cars can be remedied with longer back axle ratios and five-speed conversions. Decent weather equipment, good spares supply and a strong club support structure make the TD a wise choice for a weekend toy.

This Example

This car was restored over a period of two years and great care was taken to keep it in very original condition. The chassis was powder coated and as far as possible all original parts were cleaned and re-used. A new Ash wood frame was built with new correct size woodscrews. The hood is new and not fitted.

The engine was rebuilt and has not run for more than 25 hours (still running in). The car runs very well and with its independent front suspension is a joy to drive.

Available to view by appointment in Johannesburg.

Papers are in order (status reflects ‘Used/gebruik') and licensed up to date.

Available to view by appointment in Johannesburg.

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Lot Status

For Sale

Special Features

Condition rating: 131/140

Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000068
Seller: Private
Year: 1950
Manufacturer: MG
Model: TD
Derivative: -
Service History: -
Mileage: 0 Miles
Engine Size: 1,250cc
Engine Type: Inline 4-cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 54 BHP
Exterior: Clipper blue
Interior: Beige

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Bidding Information - 1950 MG TD

Estimated Price Range:

R 250,000.00 - R 300,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:


Time Left:


Start Date:

Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 - 18:00


1 month, 4 weeks ago

I would like to view this car as soon as possible Please contact Dean on 0833252112 to arrange a viewing

Hi Dean, I'll contact seller and come back to you. Regards, Stuart - Stuart CCA 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Hi Stuart Om still interested this car . I would like to have a look at it Regards Dean - DEAN 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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