Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f5.0, 1/60sec, ISO 200, 18mm, SB600 Flash

A 1953 MG-TD steel frame + a 1964 MGB engine + a 1958 MGA gearbox with a 4:10 rear-axle = 1953 MG ‘Contemporary Special’


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  • canonman99
    canonman995 months ago

    R N I…….really nice image

  • T C A…. Terrific comment appreciated, along with the favorite!

    – John Schneider

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert5 months ago

    Wow John, superb car, glad you found this image, thanks.

  • Nigel, happy to oblige. Thanks for your comment, favorite and support…. Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro5 months ago


  • Helosia… Thank you for your compliment and support, much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Ralph Goldsmith
    Ralph Goldsmith5 months ago

    Now that is a thing of beauty!

  • Thank you so much for your comment, Ralph….. Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • billfox256
    billfox2565 months ago

    A beauty that you captured excellently!!! Bill

  • Bill, thank you for your positive comment… Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Mark Bangert
    Mark Bangert5 months ago

    Is that a hybrid car then? Nice picture of an English classic. It’s certainly polished up nicely…

  • Thanks for the comment! A 1953 MGTD steel frame, some parts from a 1934 MG, engine 1964 MGB, gearbox 1958 MGA, The body was built using coach-built (sheet metal over wood) construction. Quote from the owner… ‘Using Ash wood, I shaped and fit each piece to create a skeleton for the bodywork, all held together by a whole bunch of wood screws.’

    – John Schneider

  • Mark Bangert
    Mark Bangert5 months ago

    I wouldn’t want to crash test that then…

  • …has a 4:10 rear-axle and goes like the wind!

    – John Schneider

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...5 months ago

    amazing John:))

  • Tereza, thank for this terrific comment… Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • peaky40
    peaky405 months ago

    Fantastic work John!

  • Thank you for your comment and favorite, much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotos5 months ago

    Had to look at your description to see what model of MG this was John simply because I didn’t recognise the letters after the brand name, I can appreciate how much love and money has been spent to make it what it is as well, the original MG TC was my boyhood dream car and obviously this one has those classic lines with the newer mechanics on board. Very fine work my friend,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Rod… Thank you for your terrific comment, always welcomed and appreciated!!!

    – John Schneider

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