1954 MG

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Number of Cylinders:4
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MG T-Series. This car truly came out of a barn, although it was a very nice barn. It was last registered in 1996 and has been stored since. I don't know much of its earlier history, but it was clearly nut and bolt restored at some point, the pictures certainly show that. According to the VIN, it was originally red, but it was painted in a cream lacquer during the restoration. The paint is in fair condition with some chips and cracking, but honestly, it is part of the car's charm! The interior is a very high quality brown leather with brown wool carpeting. The top, tonneau and 4 side curtains are tan canvas. Although the plastic windows are dirty, all are in excellent condition, no tears and everything fits well.
When I got the car, I drained the fuel tank, washed it internally with solvent, bought a new fuel pump and a cu nickel gas line. I got carb rebuild kits from Joe Curto and found that the spindles had been done previously. I bought a new battery and tune up parts. It's running great! The brakes have been totally restored. I had the drums turned, bought new shoes, cylinders (wheel and master) and new hoses. the brakes are now excellent. I replaced the rear axle seals and repacked the front bearings. The gauges and lights, including blinkers, work as they should. The glass is fine. The car has a cool antenna on the left scuttle, but no radio. I don't imagine you'd listen to it anyway.
The tires on the car are amazing- 5 original Dunlop Gold Seal tires on 54 spoke wires I had sandblasted and painted. They have a ton of tread and no sign of rubber deterioration. Still, I think they are best used as show tires, probably could be "best in show" tires, but not everyday drivers. I have a TR4 that had 60 spoke wires and nearly new 155x15 radials that I put on for everyday use ( I got new rims and bigger tires for the TR4).
The car is a ball to drive! The low gearing makes it quick off the line, but the only way it will pass 75 is if it goes over a cliff. It shifts nicely, but crunches if you hurry it. The handling is nice, way better than a TC and even a TD that I've had. I think it rivals the MGAs in my past.
There are a few minor issues. The wipers, horn and clock don't work. I will work on the wipers and horn if I get a chance, but bid thinking you need to fix them when you get the car. It doesn't have seatbelts; it will take some bracing to make effective anchors for them. That, in fact, is the reason I am selling the car, my wife won't ride in it without them.
I will work with your shipper or you can come get the car. I would like to get paid via wire transfer, if you use a check, I'll hold the car until it clears. I definitely don't want a bag of cash! If you are shipping the car, you may run into trouble with the extra set of tires. If that happens, we'll figure something out.
As is lately the case with barn finds, although this car would be an excellent canidate for paint restoration, the patina is probably worth keeping- even show judges are putting a substantial value on it.
Any questions, ask away. I was limited to 24 pictures, I'll take more if you need them.
Thanks for looking.

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