History of the MG TD

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Doepke MG TD

Introduced in the spring of 1954 the Doepke MT (MG) was an instant hit. It looked fabulous with its true-to-life detailing and its hefty size. The Doepke MT came in kit form. Early kits included a body that was left in primer, allowing the builder to add their own custom paint job. Later versions were primarily red, but there were also light yellow and black versions produced, these two colours are extremely scarce today. The Doepke MT (MG) production run was from 1954 to at least 1956. The scale is approximately 1:16.


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he MG TD of Doepke is most probably the nicest miniature MG TD ever made. The Doepke MG TD contains a real chassis like the original MG TD, including real springs on the rear axle. The dimensions of the model car are W x L x H:  14,3 cm x 39 cm x 23,5 cm, or 5 3/4" x 15 1/2" x 9 1/2". The cars have big rubber tyres indicated with Doepke and Doepke model logo. 

Doepke model code 2017 MT.

Are these models "small" MG TD's or is the MG TD a big Doepke ?

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Original Doepke MT (MG TD) car kit

 


Original Doepke MT (MG TD) early type car kit, in Gray primer paint. 

 


Original Doepke MT (MG TD) car kit later type, in MG Red paint.

Doepke MG TD advertisements


Advertisement Doepke MG TD, Hardware retailer 1954



Advertisement Doepke MG TD, Popular Science 1954



Advertisement Doepke MG TD, Popular Science 1954



Advertisement Doepke MG TD, Sports Illustrated 1954

Doepke MT (MG TD) Instruction Manual

Below you will find the instruction manual for the Doepke MT (MG TD). (Doepke Nr 2017) This is a copy.

These are the best scans I have available for the moment. If you have an original one, please provide me with some good scans if possible. Or make me a proposal for the original document.



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My Gray primed Doepke MG TD

Below you will find images of my Doepke MG TD,  this one is an early one still in original Gray primer.
 
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My MG-red Doepke MG TD

Below you will find images of my MG-red Doepke MG TD.
 
 
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