1980 Allison MG TD replica
25 Sep

Gas Monkey Garage Car #2: 1980 Allison MG TD

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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  1. BikerGraham says:

    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.

  2. eBay Motors says:

    We’re excited to see how this turns out!

  3. Bill Smith says:

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

  4. 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

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

  6. Marlaina Allison says:

    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.

  7. Carol Allison says:

    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.

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

      • Carol Allison says:

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

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

        • Terry Wilson says:

          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.

        • John Checki says:

          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?

          • Carol Allison says:

            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.

    • dave says:

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

  8. Paul Baker says:

    love to watch the show kind of fooling around the shop makes it worth watching as most of us can not fool around at work…
    i drive a 1985 buick grand national its a 11 sec. street driver with heat and air … 70 mm turbo ..to much to list…
    THIS MG WITH A BEETLE CHASSIS IS WHAT I WOULD WANT NEXT… i love my show car and its fast but its a pain in the ass!!! always worried about it..scratches, theft, mileage adding up… that big head light convt. with a lower dollar tag is very appealing… see u on tv… buy my car!!

  9. chi town jayhawk says:

    Hey Richard….When are you going to do another bike on the show like the one that from the biker build off….You guys at GAS MONKEY should have won that thing….That was the best bike built for TV…PERIOD….p.s. How did AARON keep his beard from getting caught in the chain while riding it…..GRACIAS……P.S.S…Its about time you guys build a lowrider or two for the show….For goodness sakes…You’re in Texas….

  10. Daniel Smith says:

    Hey richard love the show never miss a episode here in england I do have to watch online but not a problem. Would love to come and work with you all one day.

  11. Clint Mitchell says:

    Now that’s cool. It takes guts to do a build on a vw based kit car and skill to pull it off. I’m fired up to see how it turns out. Good luck Richard!

  12. Interesting starting piece – kind of surprised that you are giving a replica the time of day, but I know that you will do something fantastic with it!

  13. Fausto cianci says:

    Ciao Riccardo sono un restauratore di auto più carrozziere verniciatore che ne dici vengo ha trovarti dimendicavo sono italiano ciaoooooooo

  14. Niall scully says:

    Richard, I am addicted to Fast N Loud.. Absolutely crackin show! Hoping to visit you guys on my honeymoon next year, a fast n loud t-shirt is on the cards!

    Keep it real!

  15. jeremy lewis (kenya) says:

    I love your show am a big fan from way down in africa kenya.ild love to see you guys work on a vw beetle I own one and I knw I’ll get pointers from you guys on my own restoration

  16. Greg McGarvey says:

    Any suggestions how I can find an engine to complete my 1929 Mercedes Benz HD TD Replica car?

    Thanks, love your show!!


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