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1955 MG TD Inskip

J.S. Inskip was an automobile pioneer. Starting his career in sales he eventually headed Rolls-Royce's activities in the U.S. after the Springfield manufacturing plant closed, continuing Brewster's coachbuilding activities. The dealership that bears his name still exists in Warwick, Rhode Island, a history that is unprecedented. After World War II Inskip imported MGs and built twelve stretched 4-seat tourers of which this is one of the rare survivors. It was displayed at the New York Motor Sports Show in 1953 before being acquired by Homer Harmon for his 16-year old daughter. She kept it for ten years and sold it to actor Lee Majors who kept it a further thirty years. It has been restored in its original color with Tan leather upholstery and matching cloth top and is fitted with wide rim chrome wire wheels. In addition to its very attractive upholstery the interior is highlighted by a beautiful burl wood dashboard with exquisitely restored gauges are set. The body is accented by a tapering chrome side spear that complements the profile of the cut down doors. The radiator cap is Inskip's leaping lion. The caliber of the restoration is exceptional and the car is a highly unusual example of rare custom coachwork on the MG TD chassis. It will earn pride of place at any gathering of MGs or British cars and carries on a tradition that began at the dawn of the automobile.

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