MG TD Roadster

The TD appeared in 1949 and was built specifically for the U.S. market, with carefully improved handling characteristics and the addition of left-hand-drive. Along with the traditional and beloved MG styling, the TD featured a much stiffer welded chassis that was derived from the MG Type Y saloon with box-section side rails, a fully independent front suspension and precise rack-and-pinion steering as well as a set of new 15-inch pressed steel ventilated wheels. The TD also retained the engine and transmission of the TC, as well as its classic body style, which was slightly widened and easily identifiable with the addition of front and rear bumpers.

The new TD appealed to an even larger market than the prior TC, with nearly three times as many examples sold during its four-year production run, the majority of which found their way stateside.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.

54 bhp, 1,250 cc inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, coil and wishbone independent front suspension, solid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94"

Source: RM Auctions

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