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Gas Monkey Garage Car #2: 1980 Allison MG TD

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A guy called the other day and said he heard we buy old cars. He said he was looking to sell one, and claimed it was like nothing we had ever seen before. He was right. It turned out to be a 1980 Allison MG TD replica.

This is a one-owner car that has lived its entire life in Texas. The owner’s father used to take him to high school in it before it developed a leak in the gas tank. Without the funds to fix it, he parked the Allison and it hadn’t moved since then.

1980 Allison MG TD replica

This little beauty is showing 29,856 miles on the odometer and is just begging to be given some Gas Monkey shine. We’re going to treat the car to a full detail and give the engine a thorough tune up so it runs like new. We also plan on reconditioning the leather and replacing the worn, stained carpet. Not to mention, we’re going to replace that leaky gas tank.

1980 Allison MG TD replica

When we get done with this one, it’ll be one sweet little ride to cruise around and enjoy the Texas weather.

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29 Comments on "Gas Monkey Garage Car #2: 1980 Allison MG TD"


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BikerGraham
1 year 11 months ago

Hi Richard.Glad i found this link.Just wanted to say i love Fast N Loud on the tv.I’m a bit of a petrol head myself here in Plymouth England.Please Please Please can we have more of the same.I have to say Richard that you , the bearded wonder and not forgetting Sue,are just brilliant.Keep it up.

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

Thanks, man! We’re having a blast with the show! Who would have thought this many people would like us?

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

We’re excited to see how this turns out!

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Bill Smith
1 year 11 months ago

I think you should custom the heck out of this one, since it is a reproduction…

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

We’re going to keep it simple and clean. We don’t want to take away from the character is has now.

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

this is junk dump it and do a real car up right like a roadrunner or a the cars you just sell off stop doing this and you will make more money like black ford 1963, and the 69 vet, and all the ones like the yellow open wheel, car now talk about a car to drive in hot Texas, nights you are selling the wrong cars I would have came back to bye the yellow one in a hart beat

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

Fast n loud is a fantastic show an really enjoyable to watch

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

Thanks! We’re having a blast with it!

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Marlaina Allison
1 year 11 months ago

My Grandfather built this car. It may not be anything special to some of you, but my grandfather and father who are both now gone put a lot of pride in these cars. I’m really honored and touched to see one end up on your show.

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

No way? Well we put a lot of pride into restoring old cars, so we appreciate what your dad and grandfather did!

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Carol Allison
1 year 11 months ago

Hi Richard, My husband and I love to watch Gas Monkey. I hope to see the restoration of the Allison MG TD on your show. Ken Allison the manufacture of this car was my father who passed away in 1987. He also built Allison Daytona Dune Buggy’s back in the late 60’s and 70’s.

A bunch of Allison Dune Buggy lovers got together and put together a facebook page if you would like to view more pictures and the history of Ken Allison. Search for Allison Dune Buggy on Face book.

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

Weird how the Interweb can bring people together like this right? Hope you like how we fix it up!

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Carol Allison
1 year 11 months ago

Will this be aired on your show? If so, when? I surley don’t want to miss it. Thanks for responding.

Guest
1 year 11 months ago

It will! We don’t have an air date just yet. Keep an eye out for it!

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Terry Wilson
1 year 10 months ago

Would like to get in touch with Carol or Ali Allison about the dune buggy era. Have a buggy made by Kenny in 1970 – 43 years ago.

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Carol Allison
1 year 10 months ago

Terry, There is an Allison Dune Buggy site on Facebook. Has lots of old pictures and history of Ken Allison. You can also email me at csue519@aol.com.

Guest
1 year 9 months ago

Wow, this is fun. I am the winning Ebay bidder and have paid my deposit and look forward to finishing up the transaction/paperwork/transfer, and seeing and driving the car home. Carol, do y’all have an MG TD group as well?

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Carol Allison
1 year 9 months ago

Congratulations on the winning bid John. The MG is a fun car to drive and you got it at a good price. Can’t wait to see the episode of Fast and Loud Monday, 11/11. Are you going to be on the show picking it up? Our family has a silver/black one with Nissan running gear. It is in great shape but no one has time to drive it. I don’t know of any Allison MG TD groups on facebook, other than the information I posted to the Allison Daytona Dune Buggy site. You should start up a Allison Daytona MG TD page! In time it will grow just like the buggy site did.
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dave
1 year 9 months ago

hey squirt, saw ur dads car on gas monkey, hope ur well.. dave

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Carol Allison
1 year 9 months ago

Dave who!