MG’s success in the United States after World War II was due in large part to returning GIs who, love-struck by the notion of nimble European sports cars, brought with them the TC Roadster. As an alternative to the offerings from Detroit, MGs provided enthusiasts with a light, attractive roadster that was great fun to drive.
The MG TD for 1950 became even more popular than its predecessor and a sports car icon in its own right. Alongside traditional MG styling, it featured an all-new independent front suspension and rack and pinion steering.
In 1953, Britain’s Autocar magazine wrote, “The feel of the car on the road inspires confidence and there is the impression that even an indifferent driver could make a good showing behind the wheel; however long the journey, the actual driving of the car is beguiling all the way.”
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2009 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
54.4bhp, 1,250 cc inline overhead-valve four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, solid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94".
Source: RM Autcions