There are plenty of MGs that exude driving pleasure, but the TD is the one that best blends driver involvement with just the right amount of creature comforts.
Every outing is an extended seminar in steering feedback – the lack of grip from the skinny tyres or any sort of electronic interference means that it’s down to you alone how it dances.
It’s cold, exposed and not terribly quick, but point its nose at a tight right-hander on a B-road and you’ll be amazed how rewarding it is. It’s a truly wonderful British sports car. SPECIFICATIONS engine 1250cc/ 4-cyl/OHV Power 54bhp@5200rpm torque 64lb ft@2600rpm top speed 78mph 0-60mPh 18.2sec Fuel consumption 23-28mpg transmission RWD, four-speed manual