I picked this up in Eastern Texas last week after picking up a new car trailer there. Would not mind keeping it myself, but will list it first . Hope it does not sell It is that nice. This is a 1953 MG TD that was built about 5 years ago by a very talented street rodder near Houston. He built this for himself, finished it,drove it like 514 miles according to the speedometer.
Then had health issues , put it away in his garage and passed away So it sat like 5 years. The son sold it and here it is.It has 1957 Chevrolet 283 with a Holley 600 4 barrel.Turbo 350 AT.It has a 8 3/4 Chrysler rear end . Front disc brakes on stock TD spindles. American Racing mags with Michelin directional radialsThe wood timbers have been replaced with metal so no sagging,stress, etc. Done neatly and cleanly. As everything the fellow did is. One of the cleanest, nicest,most rustfree TD frame and bodies I have seen.Top and bottom. And I have seen a lot. All new wiring which looks like Painless Done unbelievably neatly.As is everything he did. You can eat off the bottom of this car. Well, the little bit of Texas mud that got there when the car was driven to my trailer probably should be cleaned off first. Or not.. The firewall, the fit,the suspension,the chrome windshield frame looks new,as does the grille, stock TD radiator looks redone,beautiful clean tranny cross ember mount.Has metal floor,well done roll cage with racing bucket seats and belts. Battery placed in rear. New chrome fuel tank side panels. All new Stewart Warner vintage look black face,white letter and dial gauges. The body work is beautiful. Paint is high quality.Top and bottom.The hood bonnets are vented. I have no clue on drivetrain history but looking at it from the bottom,I imagine he went thru it thru it before install. Same with tranny,rear end,suspension,etc. He did everything first class and cut no corners. At all.The running boards have new strips ,gaskets, etc. The windshield bottom gasket is new. The glass itself is new. And on and on. Just a beautiful build top to bottom. You could not build this car for 3 times what I am asking.British old school looks, American drivetrain. New non Lucas wiring, front disc brakes with redone TD lever shock corners. Rear 8 3/4 inch axle with tube type shocks. Great combination. All done cleanly . Full payment due within 7 days of auction end.Storage till pickup is arranged is no problem.And I can get it delivered to Long Beach California shippers for $300 usd. And I travel around mostly the West coast this time of year and can help get it to you or close for reasonable money. Straight clean Arizona title in my name
On Nov-10-18 at 07:26:47 PST, seller added the following information:After a few questions. I bought this car just last week in far East Texas. Right near where I picked my new car trailer I had built there.Found the TD and thought that it is just a great build, beautiful car, so nicely done. Then found out the back story about the builder passing away after finishing it and only driving it a bit before passing away. Then stored in a garage of the son for 5 years, This car deserves to be back out on the road giving the driver grins everywhere. So I bought it.Brought it back here to Arizona.Before I get much more attached to this wicked TD, especially if I start driving it more than up and down my trailer, I am listing it. I have cars for every day of the week already and need another like a hole in the head.And I would drive this more than a few days a week. The builder did drive this in local parades shows and such the son said. It has a large aluminum wind up key he built for hanging off the rear tank. Cute as a bug in a rug.There is no heater, Easy to hang one under cowl if needed. No top, tonneau or wiper motor or wipers. Fair weather car. But I have a 2 rail TD top frame listed I will include. Not sure if it will clear the top roll bar. But it will give you the factory correct header bar and clamps for the windshield top frame. I should have some TD tonneau covers that if I can find a good one, will include that also.You would have to adapt it to the roll bar. This is such a great build, such a nice TD, it really deserves to be out on the road making people smile again. I will do what I can to help with that.On Nov-10-18 at 10:54:31 PST, seller added the following information:The vin number on the title and on the firewall plate is XPAGTD322804 and not XPAGTD 822804 as listed. Getting older and dumber everyday.Looks like they used the 1250 Engine tag and number for the vin number. Which was kind of common back in the 50's. The frame number on the front left horn is TD/C22554. Which checks out with the engine number as correct for 1953 MG TD. I can get the vin number changed to the frame number if needed no problem.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||XPAGTD822804||Mileage:||999999|