Sunday, March 6, 2011

A British immigrant on the LES

EV Grieve reader Samo notes a 53 MG on Forsyth and Houston that drew admiring stares yesterday...


Some FYI per Jalopnik:

The '53 MG TD came with a 54.4 horsepower pushrod four-cylinder engine (yes, that extra 4/10th of a horse was so important that MG included it in the power rating) and was priced at $1,945. That was about $1,500 less than The General's new sports car, the '53 Corvette, but 200 bucks cheaper (and orders of magnitude better-looking) than the Triumph Mayflower. Budget-minded car shoppers who wanted to go a little less sporty could buy the bargain-basement '53 Ford coupe- which probably outperformed the prewar-technology MG TD in just about every category save parallel parking ability — for just $1,734.

4 comments:

Roger_Paw said...

I would like to have this car please. It's just a shame that its boot (if it even has one) wouldn't be big enough to haul shop purchases home in though.. :( But I guess that's what the passenger-side seat is for! :D

mojo said...

This looks like a VW based replica. Wrong shape everything and absolutely wrong wheels.
Phony fiberglass copy.....

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beauty!

Anonymous said...

It really does look like a total kit car.