Founded in 1924 by Cecil Kimber, the well-known British car manufacturer Morris Garages has stood the test of time. As of 2005, it is ultimately owned by SAIC Motor. The earliest MG model was the 1924 MG 14/28, which had a new sporty body on the Morris Oxford chassis. From 1936 to 1955, MG produced the MG T-type, a series of body-on-frame open two-seater sports cars. Multiple variants of the T-type were available, with the MG TD Midget introduced in 1950. This elegant car was the rage in the 50s due to its driving experience and quality build. A 1953 MG TD Midget convertible is up for grabs with just 75,622 miles on the odometer.
This 1953 MG TD Midget features a black paint job with ample chrome trimmings. The front features a green vertical grille flanked by stalk headlights in chrome and a combo of side mirrors and turn lights on the large front bumpers. The MG logo is visible on the top of the grille as well as on a chrome bar across the grille. The front bumpers, also finished in chrome, are polished to a mirror shine and show no damage or blemishes. The car's rear features a chrome horizontal grille holding the spare wheel in place and chrome rear bumpers. Completing the exterior is a white waterproof canvas top. Light green is the theme of the interior, and safe to say it matches perfectly with the exterior black. The seller reports new upholstery and new seats have been done for the interior. The dash is shaped in a sinuous pattern that is pleasing to the eyes and features the gauges and instrument cluster behind the 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. MG branded carpets finish the interior look. This car is a survivor with the original paint and driveline All replaced parts are from Moss motors and originals retained for rebuild if preferred
A 1.3L (1,250cc) XPAG inline-4 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission is powering this beauty of a vintage car. In 1952 when Motor Magazine tested the MG TD Midget convertible, they achieved a top speed of 77 mph. The current owner reports a new starter and a recent oil change have been installed. A new generator from Moss Motors UK has been installed. A windshield defroster is on board, and the seller reports that original parts are available.
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