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This Antique May Qualify For Our GALLERY WIDE SALE,
Going On NOW. Please Inquire.
Offered for your approval, this 1953 totally restored MG-TD2, for sale by collector owner. Owner is Movie Star Cars of Dallas and the car has been gently used in advertising in recent years.
Note: On April 6, 2012 a restored 1951 MG-TD sold for $71,500.00 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach FL. Google it or see last scan in this ad for the document copy. This 1953 model is more desirable as it was the last model year for the TD. Our car is as nice or nicer than the $71,500.00 car. Our price is well below market! Just reduced in price with a large discount to be applied. Ask us!
Top down driving weather is here!!!!!!!!! The trees are flowering and the weather is perfect for top down driving. Get into this fabulous 1950s roadster and take a glorious country drive!!!!! Bring back the classic days of motoring and impress everyone with a unique original motorcar!!!!!!!
This frame off restored MG-TD2 was brought down to a nuts and bolts restoration on a nice, solid one owner car that was a bit tired but still very presentable, and now has around 1000 miles on the car since being restored. This is the last year for the MG-TD and this model is the MG-TD2 as shown on the brass factory ID plate. The TD-2 was the latest and last model TD and had the larger 8 inch factory clutch. The last model in a series of appreciating classics for the 1953 models.
This car was always cared for from new by the same family and was never left to rot in a field or garage!!!!! Always adult owned, never raced, never abused. Note: This car has no paint defects but some photos show reflections from the chrome onto the paint and these photo flaws are only overexposed reflections from the chrome and not paint defects. All records available of restoration. Ask for list. Everything was done and we have all paper records to show this: Engine rebuilt. Transmission rebuilt. New clutch. New suspension. All new electricals. New euro correct size tires. New top and side curtains. New tonneau. New wood frame. All new. All correct. Everything was redone to showroom standards.
Owner expects it to appraise for $72,900.00-$79,900.00 in 2017. Documented market auction sale price in April 2012 is $71,500.00 for a very similar vehicle. This great car was built and completed at the MG factory as a 1953 model on 31 Dec. 1952. It was delivered as a 1953 MG-TD2. It was shipped to the USA and bought and owned by the original buyer family, kept and driven properly by them and eventually, totally restored by them at a professional European Classic restoration shop until sold to the current owner with 490 miles on the restored vehicle. We have all restoration documents and details. This car is documented and listed in the MG TD Registry. This is not a backyard or filling station
Chassis miles around 44,000 from 1953. In the owners opinion this is as close to perfect as you will find anywhere. No dents, dings, bad panels. No body rust, short cuts, backyard work. Bring your magnifying glass for this one! Adult owned. Never raced or tracked. Most 'bargain' TD cars for sale are junk boxes, rusted out, mildewed, rotted out or very incorrect, or look ok at 25' away, but not up close, or are replica level bastardizations, or need a full $70,000.00 restoration.
Look close at the other junk or semi junk out there. You get what you pay for... Always! This car has had all the work done! Never exposed to rain or snow. Never hosed washed but sponge and bucket only. Only Griots, Meguiars, Mothers detail products used in owners 'pro' detail shop/garage. No high speed buffers ever used but only random orbitals with foam pads to keep paint like new. Top and side curtains are new Haartz canvas with new side windows and side curtains. Five New correct factory size approved Vredestein tires. Tonneau cover and spare tire cover are new. Correct wheels; correct hub caps; correct original engine; matching numbers; rust free; fabulous in every way. Look at all the others for sale and you will find that they are not correct and they are rough or come from junk yard level cars. This car is a rare diamond!!!!!!! Detailed engine! Zero body rust. Several correct period aftermarket accessories and dealer upgrades have been added. New Optima battery; recent brakes; tuned; all restoration records go with car. All electricals correct; new and work 100%. During restoration all gauge dials and steering wheel sent back to England for restoration to like new. New Green English hides. Seats restored to new condition inside out! Serviced now by MG expert in Dallas
Please view the photos and see for yourself how nice the car is. Note how the correct grill slats match the interior color. Note correct driving lights and badges on correct badge bar. Note the correct size 'as new' tires and wheels. Note correct badges; correct engine; original NOS parts. Note Haartz top grade canvas not plastic or nylon. This is the correct look for this car. Even complete with wood British fuel measuring stick, wood radiator cap wrench and like new factory owners manual. No excuses here. Minor issue: Original factory clock is correct and in place, but has stopped working. Everything is beautiful on this car. Inside and out! Desirable factory custom primrose yellow color! Not like other GM or Ford yellows! Owner drives this car on sunny Sundays in and around the neighborhood only, so it is driven and not on a pedestal or museum floor, but still looks like a worshipped pedestal car and a fabulous trailer queen. Always turns heads!! Always insulated garage kept with auto fire suppression and humidity control. Ask for more pictures if you are serious.
Car is in Dallas, Texas. Email questions. Please note this car is not the Mark II model. It is the MG-TD2, the latest of the standard Classic original MG-TD models. The car looks and smells and drives like new. If you buy this one it is like getting a close to new 'time warp' car. This car will appreciate in value due to its pristine and gorgeous condition and beautiful rare color combinations. Remember, this is the last year of the MG-TD.
Note: Owner will consider full or partial trades for a Classic sports car, as well as reasonable offers. Porsche 356, MB 230-280SL, Jag early XK DHC or FHC, 550 Spyder correct replica, early 911, Aston, early Corvette, early Alfa, or similar trades will be considered.
Owner can gladly help arrange to have the car mechanically evaluated at an independent MG shop or on his location, for the serious buyer, at the buyer’s expense. There are two MG shops in Dallas. Warranty: Buyer pre purchase Approval Warranty. Buy it only if you like the tech evaluation by yourself or an approved mechanic. Typical car buying terms: Immediate deposit to hold it. Payment by wire XFR, approved liquid and local Dallas bank cashiers check or paper money within 5 days. Subject to immediate prior sale. We have full right to approve or reject your chosen mechanic for evaluation of this automobile. Sold as is, where is. Buyer pays all taxes, shipping and insurance during shipping.
The data stated in this advertisement represents our honest and unbiased opinion but it shall be understood by all parties concerned that our advertisement or description herein is not to be considered a guarantee of its accuracy nor will it create any liability on our part arising out of the reliance on the information supplied. Ask any questions and if you are not sure of something. email us.
~Like artifacts of an ancient civilization -
these rare legends
of early Motion Picture and related
production equipment technology -
have a secure and appreciating
place in history.~
NOTE: Our selling prices are usually pre discounted and intended to be at 'Designer Net' and 'To The Trade' price levels. However, we ALWAYS welcome discussions and exploration of your budgetary requirements and how we MAY be able to help meet those cost targets with additional discounts or courtesies.
We at CinemaAntiques have been active collectors and curators of vintage Motion Picture Equipment for well over 49 years. During this time we have amassed a superb and rare ongoing collection of antique: movie cameras, Hollywood studio lights, film studio audio / microphones and other highly collectible artifacts of the Hollywood Film Production Industry.
We specialize in CERTIFIED Cinema Antiques and Artifacts Circa 1900 to 1969 and beyond, representing the Machine Age, Art Deco, Industrial Age and Mid Century Periods.
We market these rare Cinema Antiques via our Dallas Gallery and website:
We have dedicated workshops, warehouses and galleries in Dallas Texas USA where we prepare, display and market our rare Motion Picture equipment antiques and artifacts.
Our Cinema Antiques are perfect for display in residential, industrial and museum settings. Collectors, Motion Picture Executives and museums worldwide are some of our clients.
We offer one of the most complete and accurately curated selections of authentic Cinema Antiques, for sale, in the world.
All items sold and offered are presented as fairly and honestly as possible and we invite buyers to visit our showrooms (by appointment, please) prior to purchase to view any antiques of interest.
We offer a signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity with all antique items sold.
We have been marketing collectible Cinema Antiques since 1969 and are experts in the field. We have done certified cinema equipment appraisals for Banks, have served as Expert Witnesses in the legal system and have given our expert guidance to various museums.
All of our antiques and artifacts are guaranteed to be as described and photographed.
Our prices do not include shipping, packing and insurance, but we ship worldwide at the buyers expense and can offer Lloyds Of London insurance on all items shipped.
Our prices do not include taxes or accessory items that may show in some photographs.
We offer partial or full refurbishment and various levels of restoration services at our Dallas Workshop. All antique items sold are carefully cleaned and gently prepared at no extra charge according to the wishes of our buyers. We prefer to offer original Cinema Antiques showing original patina and use from years of cinema production work. However, minor to full restoration is available at additional cost.
We are quite pleased to offer additional photographs of any of our Cinema Antiques and these can be requested via our website, email or by phone.
Our inventory is regularly changing so please inquire after any special antiques you may be searching for.
Our President and Curator, Bill Reiter, is always personally available to discuss your individual needs and queries.
Due to the special nature of rare and artifact antiques, we can make no claim for the suitability of any Cinema Antique or item, for your intended purposes and use and we remind our clients that all antiques are subject to prior sale.
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We are also HollywoodStudioAntiques.com.
Our President and Curator is proud to have professional credentials and affiliations, as follows:
-B.A. (Diplomate, Cinema, City University of New York),
-D.P. (Director Of Photography),
-S.O.C. (Member, Society of Operating Cameramen),
-S.M.P.T.E. (Member, Society Of Motion Picture And Television Engineers),
-S.I.A.V.T. (Diplomate, Sony Institute of Applied Video Technology)
-INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA ARTS (Member, Board of Directors)
-USA FILM SCHOOL (President)
-PRO VIDEO & FILM EQUIPMENT COMPANY, Inc. (President)
-BACA Film Festival, (Certificate of Merit & Official Entrant, Brooklyn
-Industry Recognized “Distinctive” Antique Dealer
-DECORATIVE ARTS SOCIETY (Founding Member)
-SOCIETY FOR CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES (Member)
-CAMERA PROP SUPPLIER (NETFLIX Series “House Of Cards”)
-CINEMA ANTIQUE SUPPLIER (Oliver Stone’s Film “Born On The 4th Of July)
Due to the nature of online photo reproduction we cannot be responsible for exact photographic color, hue, contrast and exposure accuracy in our photos. While we do our best to display photos that are as accurate as possible, our photos may or may not depict the absolute EXACT hue or color tone of our antiques due to the many variables in image photography, image exporting, image uploading and viewer monitor accuracy. Please ask about color tone and hue BEFORE buying, if this is a concern! We have a gallery showroom where all of our antiques are on display and we will gladly offer in person viewings of our antiques to any designers and buyers that need to 'put eyes' on our antiques. We welcome all visits to our gallery, by appointment.
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