Peter's Marina Motors
800 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, California
310-399-8313 fax 310-396-2406
A 1952 MGTD Covertible Vin # td/13960....body type #22381.
Found in Altadena (right next to Pasadena) and I do not know about the "Little Old Lady" part, but there was a "Little Old Man" involved!!!
Original California sports car, black plate, last registered in 1968. As far as I can tell and the story I got (yes there is always a story!!!) the original owner started to restore it about 1972. I found the soundries to the body already chromed and wrapped in a 1974 LA Times newspaper. See list below of known missing parts.
Sheetmetal is gorgeous (the pictures don't do it justice). Right front fender is the only piece that has a small dent and the only part ever hit. All the body panels are in 9.5 condition, straight as an arrow. Fenders have perfect beads and contours. Running boards have no pitting or rust. Front fenders still have the original shiny black paint underneath . Very little body prepartion will be needed. The hood, fenders, running board, tailpan, and misc. pieces have been acid stripped and some of them have been primed. Chassis and suspension are in unbelievable condition. Interior and top are shot. Top frame is great.
List of known missing pieces: Right side gas tank chrome cover, spare wheel, passenger seat, gauges, engine, transmission, bumpers, top of the windshield frame, grille insert, one rear tail light, and I am sure a bunch of nuts and bolts, too. But overall the condition of this 50 year old English (no rust) sports car is greeeeaaaatttt!! All the parts needed for a concours restoration are available from various suppliers in the US and Uk of british car spares.
I encourage you to come and see it in person if possible. The pictures don't even begin to do it justice. It is a real gem!!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
For price and further details call Pete 310-399-8313 during business hours. We are located in Los Angeles, California, U.S. (Just north of LAX, Los Angeles International Airport, on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice Beach.
800 Lincoln Blvd. Venice Beach, California 90291
Tel: 310-399-8313 fax: 310-396-2406
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