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1952 MG
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1952 MG
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1952 MG TD

Information: 1952 MG TD

Signage: Economy Sportster for Road or Track; every young racer's dream car; first MG with left-hand drive; This car: Multiple Concours Winner

"ENGLISH COOL ON A BUDGET: The Way It Was... A long day of "run whatcha brung" racing could leave an aspiring Le Mans pilot real hungry, so (barring drama on the race course) you might just drive your trusty little racer to the drive-in for a burger on the way home. Was a 1952 MG TD, especially with a battle scar or two, cool? You betcha!"

Specifications: Engine: 1,250cc OHV 4-cyl. 54 bhp; Transmission: 4-speed; Clutch: dry, single disk; Suspension: Front - wishbones, coil springs: Rear - live axle, leaf springs; Rear axle ratio: 4.3 or 4.55.1; Wheelbase: 94 in.; Weight: 1,930 lb.; Prod: 29,664 (1949-53)

Signage:The MG T series included the TA, TB, TC, TD, and TF Midget models a range of body-on-frame convertible sports car produced in sequence from 1936 through 1955. The last of these models, the TF, was replaced by the MGA. The 1950 TD Midget combined the TC's drivetrain, a modified hypoid-geared rear axle, the MG Y-type chassis, a familiar T-type style body and independent suspension using coil springs from the MG Y-type saloon. Also new were rack and pinion steering, smaller 15-inch (380 mm) disc type road wheels, a left-hand drive option and standard equipment bumpers and over-riders. The car was also 5 inches (130mm) wider with a track of 50 inches (1,300 mm). In 1950 the TD MkII was introduced, produced alongside the standard car, with a more highly tuned engine with 8:0:1 compression ratio giving 57 bhp (43 kW) at 5500 rpm. It also featured twin fuel pumps, revised dampers, and a higher rear-axle ratio. Nearly 30,000 TDs had been produced, including about 1700 Mk II models, when the series ended in 1953 with all but 1656 exported, 23,488 of them to the US alone. An example tested by The Motor magazine in 1952 had a top speed of 77 mph (124 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 18.2 seconds. A fuel consumption of 26,7 miles per imperial gallon (10.6 L/100 km; 22.2 mpg-US) was recorded.

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