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MG TD TF 1500 - And another

Sorry, here again is another TD that the sellers have no clue about. Note that it has no rust in the floorboards.
BEC Cunha

Are those some kind of aftermarket turn signal kit installed either side of the cowl....just below the windscreen mounts?
Never seen it done quite that way.

At least these last 2 the Lister's state they are not "experts" on these cars. IMHO, I find that less offensive than someone that comes off like an expert and making claims about low mileage that is not backed up by their photos as we have seen in the past!
David 55 TF1500 #7427
David Sheward

Is the body number kinda low for a '52 especially with that engine number. I've asked the seller if I can come & look at it on Saturday as it is not far from here.
V.W. Piña

Vin forget about Body Numbers. There's no logical sequence to them. The engine # given (22952) is out of line for the car # (9875). An engine of that # should have the horizontal oil filter, but the left engine photo doesn't show it.
Bud Krueger

But did'nt '52 atart around 12000 ish?
V.W. Piña

The flat faced gauges would indicate an early TD, perhaps a 1950. Must have missed on the one hole in the dash for the speedometer, seems to out of round. This other one if I lived closer I’d go look at. Is it a Mark II? John

Just too many non-original or missing items:
Rear bumper is missing an over-rider
Two Stewart Warner gauges in panel
I don't see any side screens, tool pouch or a crank handle
Ram pipes in place of oil bath air cleaner
Definitely not a Mark II - single fuel pump
Despite a new interior, its a very rough car
Un-finned sump suggests a TD1
Expect to spend $3,000 on trim, $2,500 on body work, and $4,500 on paint.(Oh! Those ugly polished valences!)
Needs new tires.

I would guess between $5,000 and $7,500.

Gord Clark
Rockburn, Qu.
Gordon A. Clark

Vin, Car No.9875 was built in late August of 1951. Could well have first been registered as a 1952.
Bud Krueger

Did you notice the bonnet side panels in background of the "engine picture"?
I am more a "TF" than "TD" educated type ..but thought you TD'ers had said MKII had those "bulbs" on the side-panels?
David 55 TF1500 #7427
David Sheward

Dave. All TDs have the teardrop bulge on the left bonnet panel for generator clearance. The MkII has a smaller one on the right panel for air filter clearance as the larger carbs stick out further.

L Karpman

Got it ...I'm learning!
David Sheward

Me too Dave. Even though I've owned 2 TDs and a TC, I basically, other than history, knew way too little. This has been a steep learning curve, but like most really good BBSs, this one is great! You yourself have been a big help with your info.

To confuse the issue further, the yellow/black TD, also on ebay, has a MkII right hand bonnet panel.

L Karpman

It's not cheap either !
If you have a look at their web site:

(It seems the Merc 170S is a much better deal......8^)

D.G.J. Herwegh

This thread was discussed between 05/01/2007 and 06/01/2007

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