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1951 MGTD - Same Owner Since 1961, Body Off Frame Restoration!

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: T-Series
Trim: TD
Year: 1951
Mileage: 45,272
VIN: TD8396
Engine: 4 Cylinder
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Description of 1951 MG T-Series TD

1951 MGTD
Same Owner Since 1961, Body Off Frame Restoration!

We are offering a 1951 MGTD that has been with the same owner since he was a junior in high school in 1961. VIN TD8396, engine # XPAG/TD LHX 8810. Miles 45272. It is rare to find a MGTD that has been in continuous single person ownership this long. The XPAG engine underwent a rebuild which included a brand new in crate crankshaft and camshaft. The car was stored and off road from 1962- 1967 while the owner traveled, completed college, and his stint in the Air Force. After that he obtained a Saab as his primary car and the MG was used very sparingly until 2000. It has been exceptionally well cared for and had the benefit of a body off frame, full restoration by an excellent craftsman. All body panels were straightened and carefully fit then painted top and bottom. Additional restoration work included replacing the wiring harness and full new interior that is well fitted along with new top, side curtains and steering wheel. A wood grained dash was fitted in place of the original leather covered one. Any and all wood issues were addressed at this time so the door hinges and latches are solid and well fit. The owner did not rechrome the windscreen, radiator grill or headlights as he thought it would retain some of its character. Easy to redo if one chooses. Since the restoration, the car has been garaged and shown sparingly at local events, and driven in Veterans Day parades. The car is so well done that it looks like a fresh restoration. Our shop has recently redone all brakes, tuned, and repaired oil leaks on engine. We have serviced this car for many years and prior had rebuilt front suspension and shocks. Gearbox was rebuilt years ago but few miles, and it and the clutch are working well. This vintage MG is a pleasure to drive, very solid car with good power and it tracks and stops well. Sale will include history synopsis, records, and books acquired over the years. The car even retains original jack and handles. If one is looking for a nice car T-Series car that is usable, and has above average paint body and interior, this is an excellent choice.

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Sports Car Shop

288 West 6th Avenue

Eugene, Oregon 97401



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We will be more than happy to answer your questions. This car is available locally, we reserve the right to close the auction early for local purchase, please e-mail or call USA 541.683.6101 Monday - Friday between 8 am and 5:30 pm PST

Inspection - We encourage you or an agent to inspect this car and we will make all efforts to accommodate that process. This vehicle is being sold"as is" and it is the buyers complete obligation. We do not offer warranties on this vehicle unless contracted to do so.

Payment - A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due within 48 hours of the auction close and the balance within 7 days of the auctions end. Buyer is responsible for all financing arrangements. All title and paperwork will be completed within 48 hours of receipt of cashiers check or bank wire transfer. Costs associated with express shipment of documents will be responsibility of the buyer.

Shipping - Buyer is to arrange and pay for all shipping costs. We can assist in the coordination of transport pickup. The car is to be picked up within 30 days. Additional storage charges will be made after 30 days.

Warranty - All vehicles are sold on an"as is" basis. No warranty is expressed or implied. Some vehicle information may be unintentionally missing or inaccurate. The actual mileage of the vehicle is not known. The vehicle description may contain statements of opinion that should not be relied upon as facts. Before concluding a purchase, the buyer is advised to have the vehicle inspected by an expert, and to have a vehicle data check carried out in order to provide details of the vehicle's history.

As with all our cars you will be buying an accurately described and well prepared car for your enjoyment. We have been restoring and re-commissioning British and Sports cars coming up on 30 years. We do this because we get to make a living doing what we love and it shows in what we produce.

We are serious about our cars and serious about bidding. Please do not bid unless you intend to buy.

Good luck bidding, and if you have any questions at all, please call us at 541.683.6101.

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