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There will always be an MG TD

The collector car market is experiencing rapid, unprecedented change. Consider, for instance, that online auctions have quadrupled their revenue since 2019. Or the fact that cars few even considered collectible five years ago, such as Mark IV Toyota Supras, are now fetching six figure prices.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/market-trends/hagerty-insider/there-will-always-be-an-mg-td/
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DUB6
Specialist

   I would absolutely have no shame in driving the car in the picture.  I've always had a soft spot for T-series MGs.  Hardly ever see any around my area anymore - and even when you do, they are likely to be kit cars instead of real (not that there's anything wrong with that).  Glad to read that they are still popular and out there in the sell-and-buy community.

Jnick
Advanced Driver

Another oft overlooked feature of an old MG or other old British iron is 1) parts interchangeability and 2) the potential at least to fabricate your own spare parts, with a South Bend lathe or some such thing all manner of knobs, pins and banjo bolts can be made until the right pieces can be bought. The newer the vehicle the harder it is to do this. It is easy to see why such a high percentage of Old English cars are still around for these reasons.
Johnnym1650
New Driver

I totally agree. I have a TC, and driving at 50mph in that is a whole body experience. A good one will go, steer and stop really well and always draws appreciative comments wherever I go. Simple cars, simple pleasures: what this hobby is all about.
Catchb52
New Driver

Good article. I was actually surprised to get an Email from Hagerty recommending I increase my insured value of my 1950 MGTD. The values Hagerty is listing are nice to see.

Oh, and while I agree that TD 20784 most likely did have two wire hose clamps. The Jubilee hose clamp (similar to the one on TD 20784) was used on early TD's according to factory pictures.