Lot 238 - 1954 12990 TF

Lot 238 - 1954 12990 TF

Lot 238 - 1954 12990 TF

Lot Number 238
Registration OSU 815
Chassis Number HDE 43/6078
Engine Number XPAG/TF 36019
Estimate £24,000 - £28,000

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 and formed a comfortable and pleasant place to be. 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.

Originally registered overseas, this MG TF was repatriated to the UK in 1988. Extensive restoration work was carried out on OSU 815 in 2006 with continuous investment since resulting in this delightful example. The green coachwork is in excellent order as is the tan trim. The hood and tonneau cover were replaced in 2007 and remain in very good condition. Starting on the button when requested, the 1250cc engine sounds lovely with no adverse noises; the gearbox has been changed to a four-speed unit making the MG much more pleasant to drive. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a history file, this MG is both MoT and Road Fund Licence exempt. MG TF's are widely regarded as the best of the 'T' range and this splendid example cannot fail to remind you what classic motoring is all about.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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