1953 MG TD

Lot: 780

Sold for (£): 24,420
Offered for sale is a 1.25L 1953 MG TD manual that has been with the current owner for the last 12 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 119 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A quintessentially British sports car, full restored....


  • Finished in Old English White with an immaculate Red Rexine and leather interior
  • Previously LHD, dry-stored in Texas, imported to the UK by our vendor in 2007
  • The subject of full body-off 5-year (2007-2012) restoration by our vendor just a few hundred miles ago. Absolutely superb
  • The 1250cc XPAG engine has been full rebuilt, runs superbly and is presented to a beautiful standard
  • Matching-numbers engine with commonly installed uprated 5-speed gearbox



Lot Details

Registration: 833 YUK RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1953 Engine size: 1.25L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles):
Model: TD MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: TD23853

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 119 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


A new ash frame was installed as part of the restoration. Bodywork beautifully finished in classic ‘Strawberry's & Cream' colour scheme.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Beautifully re-trimmed, with as-new / unused hood, frame, full tonneau and wet weather kit.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The original fully re-built 1249cc engine, which runs and presents very well.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Professional 5-speed gearbox conversion by ‘High Gear Engineering Ltd'. A popular upgrade which gives a much better driving experience on today's roads.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All components re-commissioned, with the majority of original parts retained having been removed, cleaned, re-plated and reused.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Knowledge of last owner in Texas, who bought the car many years ago and dry-stored it on his property for over 30 years.

The current owner completed a no expense spared, ground up restoration (see last image) after importing the car in 2007 and it has since been driven for less than 500 miles.

TR Register letter confirming details; lots of receipts for restoration and maintenance. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history