February 18, 2015 at 10:19 pm #235586
Here’s one in Ohio trying to break the 20 thousand dollar barrier.BillPhone: (440) 639-8174
Bad BillFebruary 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm #263233
That ain’t no TDr.February 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm #263234
The ad says it is a Grand Duchess.Bill
Bad BillFebruary 18, 2015 at 10:37 pm #263235
If it is a TDr, it is the very most authentic I have ever seen.February 18, 2015 at 10:41 pm #263236Roy
I went to their website again, and looked at the picture of the engine, couldn’t make out what it is, but definetly up front. Maybe your eyes are better than mine and can identify it.Thanks,Bill
Bad BillFebruary 18, 2015 at 10:42 pm #263237Roy
Here’s a pic of the engine.Bill
Bad BillFebruary 19, 2015 at 3:30 am #263238John SimionParticipant
@johnsimionThe car at the ad at the linked web site is not necessarily the same car in the photos in the ad at the first post here. The top right photo here — showing the interior — definitely does not show the same interior as the one in the ad at the web link. The steering wheel, the wood used in the dash, and the gauges are all different from Photo 4 in the ad at the linked web site. Also, the upholstery in that photo is tan, whereas the upholstery in the ad at the linked web site is either black or dark red. But the other photos are the same in both places. Go figure. Maybe there are two cars?Regarding the car in the ad at the linked web site, I don’t know much about the engines in real TDs, but the manifold in this car has an “MG” logo on it. It also seems to have “real” MG TD wheels and hub caps, the wipers seem to be at the top of the windshield, and the gauges and steering wheel are the real deal. The windshield appears to fold down, which would be rare in a replica. IMHO this is either a real TD or the most authentic replica ever made.
johnsimion2015-02-19 03:44:45February 19, 2015 at 8:18 am #263239
Bill & John, that is either a 1250 XPAG or a 1500 XPEG MGTD or MGTF-1500 engine. The only thing I see which might raise doubt that it is real is the wood dash. But, wood dashes were popular on real TDs for a while.
It’s a nice looking MGTD.February 19, 2015 at 9:45 am #263240john barryParticipant
love the burl dash !February 19, 2015 at 10:33 am #263241Paul MossbergKeymaster
That is not a Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess.
Besides, the ad says “dutches,” whatever the heck THAT means!That’s an original TD.
Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
2005 Intermeccanica Roadster
If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)February 19, 2015 at 1:34 pm #263242davearoyParticipant
I agree with Paul, I have a Classis Roadster “Dutchess” and it not the same in the picture. In comparing my friends orginal 52 MGTD, it appears to be an orginal car. As far as the price goes, my friend says it is a great deal. Just my two cents.
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Lakeland, Florida, where we drive Topless every dayFebruary 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm #263243edward ericsonParticipant
Real. Though the different interior colors are cause for caution. A driver TD in good shape is $18k. A perfect one is like $22k, though we’ve seen a couple crazy auction prices lately. For $10k you can get one that needs work, and if you put $35k into it you’ll have yourself a $20k car.
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