Some features of the 1953 MG TD include a reconfigured MG TC roadster's body and a shortened MG Y Tourer's chassis. Some of this English sports car's specifications specifically targeted the American automobile market.
The 1953 MG TD was available with a left-hand drive setup, which also included 15-inch wheels made from steel, a rack-and-pinion mechanism and bulky bumpers. The TD's body was also broader and it weighed 200 lbs. more than the TC.
The 1953 MG TD was equipped with a 1,250-cubic centimeter XPAG inline-4 engine that reached 54 horsepower. This open-top vehicle was able to reach maximum speeds of around 70 miles per hour.