1952 MG TD

Edward Wesson
Hiawassee, GA

I've been in love with classic British cars since I was a teenager, and now I'm 79. I've had several old British cars, but ever since I saw an MG TD "rotting" in a field next to my house, I've wanted to work on one. That was 65 years ago. Hopefully I will be driving this car often. They aren't built for highway driving, just for toodling around town and to car shows. I bought this car sight unseen, on an MG web site, and had it transported to my home in Georgia. I bought it with the intention of restoring it, and that's just what I did. I took all the panels and the entire body off, and completely restored the frame. I rebuilt the engine. Fortunately, the tranny was good, but I replaced the clutch and brake master cylinders. I upgraded all the suspension components and the brakes. Some of the wood in the body had to be replaced. The body panels were straightened. I had the body panels blasted to bare metal, and primed and painted over 50 individual body parts. I renewed the interior, and the convertible top. The entire process took about 18 months.