April 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm #234083
Lot Number: 3810 Auction: PALM BEACH 2012 Status: SOLD Sale Type: NO RESERVE Price: *$71,500.00 Year: 1951 Make: MG Model: TD Style: CONVERTIBLE VIN: TD7545 Exterior Color: BRITISH RACING GREEN Interior Color: BLACK Cylinders: 4 Engine Size: 1300 Transmission: 4-SPEED MANUAL Summary: Two owner car from new with one owner since 1963. Frame-off restoration. Original color combination, rebuilt original engine. Owner history and receipts dating back to 1963. Will be sold at approximately 7pm Friday April 6, 2012. Title in transit. Details: A two owner car from new, it has spent 50 years with the second owner, who acquired it in 1963. In the early 90s the owner undertook a fastidious, 3-year, frame-off restoration to return it to its original glory. No expense was spared with over $62,000 spent. The car has been pampered and lovingly used since, having never seen rain or even a wash mitt and driven 3,861 miles since completion. Included with the purchase are the original owner handbook, maintenance records and logs from 1963 until the restoration, restoration receipts and post restoration logs until March 2012. Also included is an original workshop manual, a first edition of Richard Knudson’s 1973 book, The T Series, a Moss Motors catalogue from 1969, the black softtop and side curtains, the original key and a letter from the owner. **WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 7PM FRIDAY APRIL 6, 2012** **TITLE IN TRANSIT**April 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm #249988
$62,000 spent, I could believe. $71,000 sale price is a stretch. Good for him if it’s true.April 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm #249989
thats the totel price with commission ..just sold on Barrett Jackson Palm BeachApril 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm #249990
That’s 4-5 normal TD’s worth of dollars there.
Meanwhile, there’s this nicely appointed small block powered one.April 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm #249991RoyalParticipant
Ed, MG’s stock 1250cc engine is (most would agree) a small block. 6800cc +/- is not.April 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm #249992MarkParticipant
That black one on eBay got my attention. There’s a Honda S2000 in the background of the main photo. Two of my favorite cars.April 7, 2012 at 4:39 am #249993
I was very surprisd that the TD went for so much ..I think it helped in that barrett jackson advertised it for several days before the auction. A TC went the day before for only @$18,000….. jebarry2012-04-07 04:40:32April 7, 2012 at 4:51 am #249994
oops my bad.The TC went for @$27,0001949 MG TC CONVERTIBLE
Lot Number: 58 Auction: PALM BEACH 2012 Status: SOLD Sale Type: NO RESERVE Price: *$27,500.00 Year: 1949 Make: MG Model: TC Style: CONVERTIBLE VIN: TC10034 Exterior Color: GREEN Interior Color: TAN Cylinders: 4 Engine Size: 1250CC Transmission: 4-SPEED MANUAL Summary: Frame-up restoration with less than 250 miles since restoration. All new wood and rebuilt engine. This car has been owned by the seller for over 33 years. Details: Frame-up restoration with less than 250 miles since restoration. All new wood and rebuilt engine. This car has been owned by the seller for over 33 years.
jebarry2012-04-07 04:52:40April 7, 2012 at 8:27 am #249995
The TC buyer made the better deal.
Still thinking that $71,500 was a typo. Maybe should’ve been $17,500.April 7, 2012 at 10:18 am #249996Dan OgleParticipant
No Ed it went for that amount,I was watching,I thought it would go for around 50,and it surprized me .Car looked as if it came off the showroom floor.April 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm #249997
Amazing, Dan. I’ve seen some very nice ones–including one that was raced by Carroll Shelby–go for less than $19k in the past three years, and a lot priced over $20k on the ‘bay not make their opening bid. Never saw one do more than maybe $21k–and I think that was a low-mile, well-documented early Mark II that was perfect.
This car looks nice, but it’s got an incorrect/missing air filter and it’s missing the glovebox chrome, for starters. I’d say it’s an “A” car, but by no means an A+.
I believe you when you say the gavel fell at $71,5. But I think this is a very unusual sale.
edsnova2012-04-07 12:41:01April 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm #249998Montie HendersonParticipant
To me the buyer paid about 50 K too much. At the British days show last year, the average prices on ones for sale were 18 to 24 K. The show winner even was for sale, an A+ car down to the last lug nut, asking price was 24 K. He took it back home too.April 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm #249999
Ed I saw the TD auctioned last night ..Is your middle name Thomas?April 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm #250000Marc LipsiusParticipant
Some people just have too much money and don’t know what to do with it.April 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm #250001Dan OgleParticipant
Wish I had that problem.(to much money)April 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm #250002RoyalParticipant
Just yesterday I had exactly the same problem, – only different. I had too much gas in my TD. Went for a ride and it was all better. Try it.April 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm #250003
Sage advice.April 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm #250004Robert J.SmithParticipant
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