The seller of this California black plate 1952 MG TD lists it as an original paint car which caught our attention. This is almost unheard of on any British car from this era so if it is the case that would be very special. However, the seller’s description is very thin and the original paint claim is scaled back to an “appears to be” descriptor. The repainted gas tank is one thing even the seller admits to.
Despite being over 30 years old, these 300-Series diesels get such good mileage for their size that they are still in demand as daily drivers. The result is that most that come up for sale have hundreds of thousands of miles on them (and still have lots of life in them). Not the case here as this example has less than 80,000 miles which would be considered very low mileage on this model.