Any one know about Design Classics, Inc?

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    css4000
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    @css4000

    I just purchased a MGTD and the plaque on the firewall says Design, Manufacturing and Distribution by Design Classics, Inc. Model No. TD49L83 Litchfield Minnesota Serial  No. 55355.  Does anyone know the details and history of this company.  The search doesn’t give any history or details. Any comments, details or info is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

    css40002015-11-05 19:43:01

    #266169

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    I’ve been involved with these cars since 1981 and I don’t recall ever seeing “Design Classics Inc.” in any publication as a kit manufacturer.

    My guess is they were an assembler and not a manufacturer.

    Google reported a hit in the old TDreplica.com guest book with an entry that included “Design Classics Litchfield MN 55355 Mod#TD49l81 Ser#10086″. So apparently others have asked a similar question.
    The only other reference I can find is on an EPD web site but it sheds no light on what the business was.
    Add a couple pictures of your car and I bet we can help figure it out!

    PMOSSBERG2015-11-05 15:26:11

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #266170

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Litchfield, MN? Damn near rolled my Mustang there. Hwy 12 runs alongside the railroad then all of a sudden the highway does a couple of 90’s to run along the other side of the tracks. Wow. That’ll wake you up.

    Unrelated, I know. But, that location brought that incident to mind.   Carry on.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #266171

    css4000
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    @css4000

    I posted some pictures… Think that may help?  thanks again

    #266172

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Looks really close to a MIGI. What say ye Roy? Daytona MIGI or original Fiberfab?

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #266173

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    It’s an eMGe, and deign classics only lasted a year–1981, according to this: http://www.allcarindex.com/auto-car-model/United-States-Design-Classics-eMGe/

    The marque is remembered by our spare parts supplier.
    #266174

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Nice work Ed!

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #266175

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Apparently I did a better research job when GrandpaJo asked about his! 😉

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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