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MG TD TF 1500 - 'All Original' Mark II on eBay

It isn't. A genuine TD/C, but lots not original from the factory as claimed: paint, dash, running boards and gas tank ends, missing over-riders, steering wheel, reproduction ID plate, etc. For the right price a good beginning, or a fun driver.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
t lange

Tom,
Assuming you are talking about the two tone MkII,,
Obviously, for somne reason, the seller doesn't want to show the carbie side of the engine,,
What's going on with the front valance,,, look at the picture taken of the front from ground level,, one side looks different than the other ,, Is that the front fenders 'broken" off at the bottom???

I'll make a pic of what i mean,,,

SPW
STEVE WINCZE

Here is the pic of the front questionable area,,,
It looks like the bottom ends are broken off?

SPW

STEVE WINCZE

Engine number is 5622 - that would be a very early engine. Doesn't add up to it being in a 1953 car with a car number of 21410.

BobbyG
Bobby Galvez

Wind screen is a pre-53

Bill
TD24570
Bill Brown

eBay 181273396635

Sorry, I thought I had posted the number.

The engine certainly seems to have been replaced - never a good thing with a Mark II.

I'm sure the seller is not trying to mislead, but just doesn't know.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
t lange

Steve,
Those ragged edges look like the piping.
Mort
Mort Resnicoff (50 TD-Mobius)

nope,,, not piping,, here is a closer look,,,,

STEVE WINCZE

Were turn signals standard on 53's? This one does not seem to have them.

Bill
TD24570
Bill Brown

Man that's one ratty car. Its worth $4-5k at best.
Christopher Couper

Yes, '53 TDs had turn signals.
-David
D. Sander

It's up to $ 13,500 with a couple of hours to go in the auction.
No pics of the carb side of the engine, but in one of the pics it appears that the carbs are HS4's, which are correct for a Mark II.
Engine is from a much earlier car, early enough to have the smaller clutch.
Windshield as has been noted is not a '53 - the wiper motor is on the passenger side.
Still, at that price the car being a Mark II which is kind of correct despite the older engine is a pretty good buy. It looks like it can serve as a driver for a fair time before undergoing restoration.
If it goes for close to where it is, somebody is getting a pretty good deal.

BobbyG
Bobby Galvez

What is the bracket under the driver fender? Looks like a muffler bracket. Here is a picture of it.

Also, there is something wrong with that ID plate. Note that the color in the letters is silver and the numbers just do not look correct from other TD's I have seen

Issue with car and engine number also is concerning.

Bruce Cunha

Bruce the ID plate is a complete repop, and badly done at that.

Tom Lange
MGT REpair
t lange

Ended up selling for $ 14,250.

BobbyG
Bobby Galvez

$14,250, Someone bought a pig in a poke...JMHO
Tom Maine

This thread was discussed between 04/12/2013 and 07/12/2013

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