car was made in 1950 for export to the
USA. Chassis Number TD 5057 EXLU with
engine XPAG TD LHX 5445.
documentation shows it was registered
in January 1978 by Willard R Stewart of
Ellsworth in Maine with license plate
was dismantled in 1980 by a man in Syracuse,
New York, who intended to rebuild it.
The car was sold by Carl Hensley of Sommerset
County, in November 1981 to Russell R
Rhea of Oneon in New York.
When it was dismantled, it was stored
mostly in someone's house, that is Basement,
Loft, Garage and a few bits in the Living
Room. In early 1999, it was sold to Geoff
Wheatley of Clinton in New York. In August
1999, Geoff sold me the car, as a rolling
chassis with all its loose parts.I shipped
it back to the UK and am restoring it
as you can see.
think chassis number 5057 was made in
December 1950. This is based on the information
contained in a book by Anders Ditlev Clausager,
called 'The Original MG T Series'.
was the Archivist at the British Motor
Industry Heritage Trust. The book shows
there were 98 cars made in 1949 and 4,767
cars made in 1950. The works phone number
ended 250 and all MG chassis numbers started
0251. Therefore chassis number 0251 to
0349 must have been made in 1949. 1950
had 0350 to 5117. This one was only 60
cars from the year end, in a year when
they averaged nearly 400 cars a month.
December 1950 is a safe bet for its birthday.
This is with no additions for my shoe