Mg, Mg-td, Mg Kit Car, Mg Replicar, Replica, Sport Car, Classic Car, Convertible on 2040-cars
Strasburg, Virginia, United States
Offered for sale with No Reserve. after $885. Car was sold but buyer was scammer and sale was cancelled. This is a 1952 MG TD roadster replica convertible replicated from one of of the really great sport cars ever made. It needs a lot of work but has great style and potential. Current car ads show, restored MG TD Convertible replica roadstesr sell roughly from $6,000 to $22,000 and more. It's a rare find, fairly easy to work on, parts are available, and it's for sale at a really low price. Title indicates MG replica body was added in 1978, using 1967 Volkswagen Beetle engine, transmission and frame. Plate on body indicates car body was built in 1978 by British Coach Works of Arnold, PA - supposedly a high quality company, but no longer in business. Odometer shows 12,655 miles, but have no idea of actual mileage.
Basically this is a fiberglass body with most of its attendant parts. According to the previous owner, the car sat vacant for several years ( Barn find - sort of) during which the engine, seats, and top were removed and some of the wiring disconnected.
It needs: motor, canvas-type top (which includes side windows), tires, carpet, paint, possible wiring work, etc. With no motor, transmission etc. could not be tested. Possible wiring work. Several unattached parts of unknown condition come with the car, including Coil, Alternator, Battery, what I think may be 2 seat bases, one bumper guard, a license plate holder, two rusted rear bumper supports (one broken) and the unattached rear bumper itself. When the steering wheel is turned, there is a grinding noise. Most of front grill and windshield frame is stainless steel or aluminum. Chrome on car is pitted in places, but headlight chrome, etc., cleaned up fair. Wheels appear to be standard VW wheels. Being basically a Volkswagen mechanically, there seem to be plenty of parts available. I checked around and found used VW engines from $200 to $850, with rebuilt engines running around $1,300. Volkswagen seats apparently can be used as well. A new replacement convertible tops with side windows are readily available. There is a complete one for sale on EBay now with a current bid of $90. Since car does not drive, it would have to have it picked up and delivered to you at your expense via flat bed tow truck. It is located five miles from I-81 and I-66 near Strasburg, in upper Virginia.
PayPal deposit of $500 is required within 24 hours of acceptance of offer, with balance of funds due within four days.
This car is not in the best of shape, but is rare and has great potential. If you're looking for a rewarding challenge, and are a bit handy or know someone who is, it could be a neat and valuable classic. Advantage of buying it for a low price and restoring the car is you get to pick and choose the paint color and items you like. Please email me if you have any questions.