You’d better hurry if you want this MGTD, which is being offered with no reserve, and bidding is below $6,600 with less than 12 hours left in the auction! While it might be listed on eBay, the seller also listed it here on Barn Finds in our classifieds, and is located in Dade City, Florida.
The seller is very straightforward that this is a barn find, and that while they have gotten it running off a bottle for a short video, it is sold as a non-running project and you should expect a major restoration. I’m glad it looks largely original and it doesn’t look like someone has been there before you and “refurbished” the car.
Although the body looks pretty darn good, you can expect some issues with the wood framework to the body, and as you can see from this picture, there’s some frame rust that will have to be dealt with. The Thrush muffler might lead to interesting sounds, too.
The seats certainly look serviceable even if they aren’t original. Other things look pretty good as well; for example, it’s rare to see an original TD wheel that doesn’t need more repair than that. I’m hoping there are side curtains somewhere as well. There are some great photobucket albums linked in the auction listing that document the condition of the car well.
The XPAG engine is the original one per the commission number plate, and actually seems to run quite well when fed from a bottle. The thing is, these cars are so bloody simple that if you can deal with the wood part of the body structure and are comfortable repairing the frame rust (I would be comfortable structurally repairing it, but it would not look perfectly original when I was complete) you could have a running T series MG for less than $10k. Before you chime in that it would be less expensive to buy one already complete, I agree totally. But what if you’re MG T budget has only $7k in it right now, but you have time on your hands? This might be your MG!