MG TD british roadster, with two seats, was made in the ’50s, between 1950 and 1953. About 30,000 cars were produced and most of them (over 22,000 units) were exported to the US. MG TD uses an Y-type chasis. In 1998, the rights, intellectual properties, and trademarks associated with the production of the MG TD were acquired by TD Cars Sdn Bhd in Malaysia to reproduce the TD series as TD2000. The MG TD featured here belongs to Romanian car collector Lilica D. and is registered as a member of Retromobil (RCR).


Make: MG

Model: T-type / MG TD

Production: 1952 (1950-1953)

Body type: roadster, 2 doors, 2 seats


Price: about 20,000 Euro (in good condition or restored) in classic car market when filmed (2014)

Engine: 1.3-litre (1,250 cc) in-line 4-cylinder gasoline/petrol four-stroke engine (type XPAG). The maximum output is 40 kW / 54 PS/hp at 5,200 rpm and peak torque is 86 Nm (approx. 63 lb-ft), available at 2,600 rpm.

Gearbox: 4-speed manual transmission, RWD

Tyres: BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial 165 R15

Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 20.6 seconds

Top speed: 80 mph (129 km/h)

Declared average fuel consumption: 8.2 liters of gasoline/petrol per 100 km


Fuel tank (l):

Dimensions (mm): L 3,683 / w 1,489

Luggage compartment capacity (l):

Wheelbase (mm): 2,388

Weight: 875 kg

Cd: –

Front suspension: Independent, wishbones, coil springs, lever-arm dampers.

Rear suspension: Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, lever-arm dampers.

Main equipment

Leather interior, closed glove box compartment, central rearview mirror.


+ comfortable ride
+ silent suspension
+ great engine sound

– feels heavy

Driven by Lilica D. for 2,485 miles, 9 l/100 km average fuel consumption, about 90.000 miles total mileage of the car.

MG TD photos

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