Specs Mentioned:

Make/ Model – MG TD (1951)

Engine – 1250cc, in-line 4-cylinder 

Power – 54bhp @5200rpm

Top speed – 77mph

0-60mph – 18.2 seconds


The penultimate T-Series Midget, the TD appeared in 1949. A larger car than its predecessors, the TD owed much to the contemporary Y-Type saloon, using a narrowed and modified version of the latter’s box-frame chassis, upon which sat an all-new body – roomier than before but retaining the classic looks of the traditional MG sports car. The TD body offered greatly increased ‘elbow room’ to its occupants and the proven 1,250cc XPAG four-cylinder engine. It became the ‘gateway drug’ for an entire generation of sports car enthusiasts and became a staple of early post-war American sports car racing competition.

The featured car was bought in 1979 from the late Chulaka De Soyza, Director of the Associated  Motorways Company. It was sold in 1986, when the present owner Hatim Akbarally left for Australia for his studies and was bought back again in 1993.