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1953 MG TD


Chassis number : XPEGTD 22832

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With a possible racing background this car was rescued from a field in West Virginia in the late 60's by an earlier owner and was acquired by the current owners in running condition in 1972. Some maintenance work was subsequently performed but the car was not used much. Full restoration and upgrading started late in 1999 with the goal - in the spirit of the fifties - of ending up with a period-correct touring vehicle that could be driven to the track and, with headlights taped and tires pumped up, give a decent account of itself on the race course.

Aside from routine chassis straightening, panel and parts replacement and all new woodwork and upholstery, the engine was re-worked with an emphasis on longevity as well as more power. Tuning is per a 1956 manual, just short of 'Stage 2' out of five stages, with compression raised to 8.6:1, larger inlet and exhaust valves, strong valve springs, a center branch exhaust header and a 2-inch exhaust pipe. Horsepower is estimated in the low 60s at 5500 RPM to 70 lb. ft. A heavy front anti-sway bar lessens body lean. The original drum brakes are unchanged but the differential has the optional 4.875 ratio.

The result of the above tuning work is that the car not only can keep up with freeway traffic, but also has respectable lap times at the Laguna Seca and Infineon race tracks. It is great fun to drive and corners as well as much fancier sports-racers of the time. 60 mph is reached at the bottom of the Infineon esses on a good day, but, by more modern standards, braking is marginal.

Since 2000 the car competes in club races and is a regular at the Wine Country Classic at Infineon. It has been invited three times to the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca.

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1953 MG TD Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the MG TD

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 MG TD ROADSTER
Chassis#: TD29155
Sold for USD$24,200
  2023 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1953 MG TD Roadster
Sold for USD$38,500
  2023 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 MG Midget TD II Roadster
Chassis#: XXPAG/TD2/27625
Sold for USD$20,138
  2022 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1953 MG TD
Sold for USD$11,000
  2022 Mecum : Dallas
 
1953 MG TD ROADSTER
Chassis#: 20958
Sold for USD$27,500
  2022 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 MG TD Roadster
Chassis#: TD/29193
Sold for USD$15,680
  2022 Bonhams : The Greenwich Auction
 
1953 MG TD Roadster
Sold for USD$9,350
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1953 MG TD Roadster
Sold for USD$19,800
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1953 MG TD ROADSTER
Chassis#: TD28251
Sold for USD$16,500
  2022 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1953 MG TD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: TD28804
Sold for USD$14,300
  2022 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1953 MG TD ROADSTER
Chassis#: TD29155
Sold for USD$33,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 MG TD ROADSTER
Chassis#: TD23208
Sold for USD$37,400
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 MG TD
Sold for USD$16,500
  2020 Mecum : Dallas
 
1953 MG TD
Chassis#: XPAGTD223173
Sold for USD$22,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
 
1953 MG TD
Chassis#: TD25910
Sold for USD$16,312
  2020 H & H - Imperial War Museum Duxford
 
1953 MG TD Roadster
Chassis#: TD-22418
Sold for USD$17,360
  2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
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1953 MG TD Roadster
Sold for USD$13,750
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1953 MG TD Mark II
Sold for USD$27,500
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1953 MG TD ROADSTER
Chassis#: TD23189
Sold for USD$17,050
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1953 MG TD
Chassis#: TD28162
Sold for USD$22,729
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 

MG TDs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1953 MG TD's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 MG TD Supercharged SpecialTD258162022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection $90,000$125,000
1953 MG TD Mk IITD/C244882022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection $45,000$65,000
1953 MG TD ROADSTER209582022 BarrettJackson : Scottsdale, Arizona   
1953 MG TD 2021 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1953 MG TD 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee$18,000  
1953 MG TD Roadster 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special$14,000  
1953 MG TD Roadster 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special$20,000  
1953 MG TDTD/280372020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer $30,000$40,000
1953 MG TDTD235332020 H & H Imperial War Museum Duxford $14,000$16,000
1953 MG TD 2019 Coys Syon Park, London $12,000$15,000
1953 MG TD 2019 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1953 MG TD 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1953 MG TDTD26023ZEXLNA2018 GpK Auctions Atlantic City$11,000  
1953 MG TD Roadster 2017 Mecum : Denver$11,500  
1953 MG TD Mark II Convertible 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1953 MG TD 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$28,000  
1953 MG TD 2016 McCormick's # 61$20,000  
1953 MG TD Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$17,000  
1953 MG TD Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$13,000  
1953 MG TD ROADSTERTD140672015 Mecum Anaheim$9,500  
1953 MG TD ROADSTERXPAGTD2241192015 Mecum Anaheim$14,000  
1953 MG TD ROADSTER 2015 Mecum Dallas   
1953 MG TD ConvertibleXPAGTD2241192014 Mecum : Anaheim$15,000  
1953 MG TD 2014 Mecum Dallas$24,000  
1953 MG TD Mark II Roadster 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$20,500  
1953 MG TD Mark II 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$26,000  
1953 MG TD 2014 Leake Auction : Dallas Spring$19,500  
1953 MG TD 2013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$33,000  
1953 MG TD 2013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$22,000  
1953 MG TD2 Roadster 2013 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction $25,000$30,000

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