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MG TD TF 1500 - TD on Craigslist
|Attached link to a TD in Denver.
Selling with a Judson supercharger that is not installed.
E-mailed owner, Sounds like the son is selling the car. He will not separate the supercharger. Car was parked in 70's
I have no personal interest in this add. Just thought some one out there might.....
|This makes my adrenalin run a little high. I'm flying out of DIA on Tuesday...
What a time machine !
Is this the much-heared-about-but-never-seen Sunburst Bronze Metallic with green upholstery ?
Would be an interesting car to preserve even without the Judson.
|gordon lawson - TD 27667
|Not Bronze, looks more like a brown from a cream/cracker 50's custom paint, (a la Moss). The bronze is more like the correct color for the steering hub, or dash panel. Interesting, but not an unmolested car.
|I don't know about that, Paul. I just finished detailing a Doepke MGT in Bronze/Green and the paint was mixed at local Auto Color Supply and put in spray cans using the PPG23662 number on The Original MGTD Site. You can see pics of it at http://community.webshots.com/user/52mgtd
The original MG bronze probably didn't have much (or none) metalic in it but PPG could have reassigned the number to a more metalic bronze, but this is the color that came from the Color Supply's computer.
Greg & Grimm
|That's not sun bronze. Greg's model is correct. Car looks reasonably complete. Great one for someone to go through and restore.
Your model is more like the original bronze on my MKII. The car had been resprayed red in England, but when I changed the hood and rear wood trim, the bronze was found under the wood bits. While 'bright', to my best recollection it was not 'metalic', as we know it today. The offered TD, is not bronze.
|I plan to do one with bronze and red interior and also with bronze and beige interior using the sample of beige vinyl I got from B&G and had scanned at Auto Color Supply. The bronze really looks nice with the beige, I mean this is 50yrs later but based on what info I have what Auto Color can do, the beige looks great againt the bronze, (not the tan,saddle,brown that a lot of cars are being fitted with (including mine which came to me that way). Oh well something to do in the cold winter. Greg & Grimm
|So it's not bronze. Thanks for the information.
Must say that the combination of bronze/green is not so bad as it sounds....!
|I have one question about the car pictured. If the engine is still in the car as the photos show, why is it riding so high in the front. Check out the distance between the wheel and the lower lip of the front fender.
|George R Herschell
|Its on axle stands...at least on the passenger side....!
|gordon lawson - TD 27667
|If I were to put my TD on axle stands it would be under the "A" arms in the front which would not cause that much of a difference between the wheels and the fender. If the stands are under the frame then (in my opinion) it should still not cause that much difference.
|George R Herschell
|If I get a chance to talk to the guy when I get to Denver tonight, I will tell him about this site so he can answer any questions you may have.
I thought the same thing about the grille, Gordon. He will even consider trades, and I would love to trade my TR4 and a bit for it. But unless no one else is going to take the car in the next 3+ weeks, I'm gonna miss it. My vacation is the only important thing at the moment. Going someplace warm!
|Triple me on the grille thought, even before I read the thread. I thought, "He must have an interior just like Gordon's!" Pretty amazing that it only takes a small clue like that to make us all think of our friend from NOTL!
|Couldn't stand it anymore! Went to see the car this week. The paint is a brown (nicely sun crinkled on the top surfaces) over the original (I think)white (cream?). The car is in pretty good shape. Relatively little rust underneath. Wood appears dry. Doors fit but sag very slightly. Engine is an unknown but will turn over. He hasn't tried to start it. Definitely a restoration project, but it is straight and looks like it's all there and in decent restorable condition. The supercharger looks used but appears complete and turns freely. Includes the Judson valve cover.
Looked at it for a friend who has since went off chasing after a MGC somewhere in Nebraska. Too big a project for me right now (just fininshing up putting the kids through college) but definitely tempting!
|Come on TJ ! Save it !
Store it for another few years until finances permit...
Compare it with this one:
It is maybe slightly better but look at the price.
|The "financial accounting commitee" mumbled a couple things about second childhoods, multi-page to-do lists, already filled garage bays, and finished with something about "over somebody's dead body" (she wasn't refering to hers).
I think I'll have to pass on this one!
This thread was discussed between 18/02/2006 and 28/02/2006
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