Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB


Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1953 MG TD

This is without doubt the very best MG TD we have owned. The car started life out in Malta and was brought back to the UK during the late 1950's. VXM 161 is presented in show standard condition and was subject of a full nut and bolt, body off rebuild between 2007 and 2008 with a full photo record to support. In September 2010 the MG was awarded a prize being the 'Concours' Class 1 winner at the MG Car Club annual show and the car and has since been kept in top class order. Since rebuild, the MG has covered just 7500 miles and arrived with us in outstanding condition having being recently owned by one of our regular customers based in Teesside and more recently South Yorkshire.

We can see from the photos and condition that the MG was stripped down to the bare chassis and totally rebuilt from the ground up. The chassis was treated, painted and the car built up with brand new brakes, suspension and steering system. The engine has been stripped down and rebuilt with new crankshaft at £1,620 alone, new bearings, new ring gear and clutch. The cylinder head has been converted to run on unleaded, a re-conditioned five speed gearbox fitted and all ancillaries replaced. There are thousands of pounds worth of invoices with the car for brand new parts. Further upgrades include a spin on oil filter conversion, servo assisted brakes, electronic regulator box, electronic ignition, Kenlowe fan and electronic fuel pump.

The upholstery is like brand new having being totally re-trimmed. A new hood, sidescreens and tonneau cover were made for the car and the all brightwork either replaced or re-chromed. Over £4,000 alone was spent purchasing a new ash frame, scuttle and doors and new floorboards. The body, wings, bonnet and tank were professionally painted and the engine bay superbly detailed. A new set of tyres, new electrics and some serious detailing finished off the rebuild perfectly.

The MG is truly superb to drive with an as new engine performing perfectly. The clutch is brand new; the car starts perfectly and is offers impressive performance and good acceleration. The five speed gearbox is delightful and enhances the car making it ideal for long distance touring. With as new suspension, brakes, steering and fuel system the car requires nothing except using. VXM 161 is a delight to drive and the underneath is truly outstanding. The chassis and brake and suspension units are outstanding and the underside of the wings gleam with lovely bright Old English White paint. This is something very special and certainly a car for the discerning buyer. 

Price: £SOLD