Crossflow Hot Rod: 1952 MG TD

What makes a car a “hot rod”? Do you need side exit exhaust, flames painted on the hood, or a skull shift knob? Or do you just need to ditch the original putt-putt engine that was designed when dinosaurs ruled the earth and replace it with a Ford Crossflow “Kent” Formula Racing Engine and stick some discs up front? Yup, leave the Chebby 350 V8 at home and enjoy this next hod rod MG. Find this 1952 MG TD offered for $11,000 in Eagle River, AK via craigslist. Tip from Zach Z.

From the seller:

1952 MGTD 1952
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 1
paint color: white
size: sub-compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1952 MGTD Hot Rod.
Car is fun to drive, city or highway.
Body is original MGTD.
Power train was changed in 1980? in California.
Engine Kent/Ford Crossflow Formula Racing Engine.
4 speed Ford transmission.
Ford rear end.
Front end Rack & Pinion, Ford Disk Brakes, rear Ford with drum brakes.
Upholstery: seats, top, & tanneau serviceable, but not great.
Side curtains good for frames only.
Electrical system is 12 volt negative ground.

See a better way to drive something cool?