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Signage:1953 MG TD Roadster, MG Works, Abingdon, England. Engine: 4 cyl, OHV, 76.28 cu.in.; Weight: 2005 lbs.; Production: 29,664; Horsepower: 54 hp; Wheelbase: 94"; Top speed: 82 mph.
"Safety Fast" - the Company motto dating from 1923. More than any other single make, MG was responsible for introducing the joys and quirks of traditional styled sports cars to America in the early 1950s. Many GIs returning to the US after WW II had discovered the little British two-seat cars so popular in Europe during the time period and wanted something similar once back home. These cars were also the inspiration for the Corvette and Thunderbird. This is the second version of the post-war MG, the TC was introduced in 1945 and ran through 1949, the TD debuted in 1950 and continued through 1953.