1953 MG TD Midget

Lot: 788

Sold for (£): 22,200
Offered for sale is a 1.4L 1953 MG TD Midget manual that has been with the current owner for the last 8 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 111 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A delightfully restored, left-hand drive TD Midget....


  • Supplied originally to the United States. Used as a daily driver for the first 70,000 miles
  • Arriving back in Blighty during 2011 and subsequently thoroughly restored by its current custodian
  • Chassis stripped and rebuilt, bare metal respray, new wiring loom, seats and brightwork
  • Engine bored out to 1380cc and fully balanced. Fitted with a fully rebuilt, 5-speed, Ford Type-9 gearbox
  • New leather interior, superior carpet set, new side screens and soft top, short tonneau cover. Could well be a Concours contender
  • Good history file, much of which is from the States along with current restoration invoices 


Lot Details

Registration: 484 YUE RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1953 Engine size: 1.4L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles): 81000
Model: TD Midget MOT expiry: 2020-01-30
Warranted: No Chassis number: TD21151EXLNA

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 111 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


I would say that it is not Concours but others have said it is.


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


New leather interior, superior carpet set,new side screens and top, short tonneau cover


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


New pistons fitted but slightly rattling tappets


Gears: Drive-shaft:


New fully re built 5speed type 9 Ford gearbox for better cruising

Running Gear

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


Front shock absorbers rebuilt and 5 new Toyo tires


Minor: Major:


New wiring loom

Vehicle History


Comprehensive early history

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