Classics Monthly - - Reader Restorations 2018 Round Up -

As car en­thu­si­asts, we all mourn sell­ing the more in­ter­est­ing cars we once owned and wish one of two could have been safely stored for the fu­ture. Al­though this is wishful think­ing for many of us, Mau­reen and Alan Har­ris ran an MG TD they’d bought for the princely sum of £285 in 1969 un­til the late ‘Eight­ies af­ter which they put the car into long term stor­age. The MG was fi­nally brought out of lay-up for a full ground up restora­tion in 2014 and it took two years to fully recom­mis­sion the car, dur­ing which time a new wooden frame was clothed with brand new pan­els. Me­chan­i­cal work in­cluded re­fur­bish­ing the TD’s 1250cc XPAG en­gine, re­build­ing the four-speed gear­box and over­haul­ing the rear axle. In 2019, the cou­ple will have owned this su­perbly re­stored MG for 50 years and tell us they are look­ing for­ward to spend­ing many more happy years with the car.

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