Lot 381 - 1956 MG TF
|Estimate||£19,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,000|
Often referred to as 'the last of the square riggers' the MG TF gained this title due to its very strong resemblance to the pre-war Midgets. Originally launched at the 1953 Motor Show, the TF was greeted with mixed reactions from enthusiasts and journalists alike. To the Abingdon engineers, led by Cecil Cousins, it was a model that was sufficiently different from its predecessors and yet continued the traditional T series classic lines. The end result was a car very pleasing to the eye interior wise and, in keeping with the external modifications, the cockpit layout was quite radically changed to that of its predecessor creating a comfortable and pleasant environment. Individual adjustable seats were provided in place of the normal bench type seating and the facia panel was completely new with a welcome return to octagonal instrumentation.
This lefthand drive TF has been restored and presents in good all round condition. Finished in the striking colour combination of red with tan trim, the engine runs well, with no adverse noises from the running gear. This delightful sportscar is a perfectly useable classic and with summer just around the corner, would make an affordable and interesting acquisition.
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