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1949-1953 MG TD specifications


Follow up to the much-loved TC, with most finding their way overseas during the austere years of the post-war era. The new rack-and-pinion steering and Y-Type’s chassis sharpened up the Midget’s game considerably, and the more rigid chassis improved durability. These cars were offered with left-hand drive, which obviously helped with the export drive. Engine-wise, it was the same story as before, with the 1250cc XPAG engine in 54bhp form putting in a fine performance, although an upgrade in 1950 to 57bhp for the MkII livened things up.

Production

  • Production:
    29,664
  • Price at launch:
    £751
  • Price (excellent)
    £17,500
  • Price (good):
    £14,000
  • Price (average):
    £10,000
  • Price (project):
    £5,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    18.2secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    54.0bhp
  • Torque:
    64.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    28.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic dampers
  • Steering:
    worm and nut
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3683mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2388mm
  • Width:
    1490mm
  • Height:
    1422mm
  • Weight:
    876kgs

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