Lot 257 - 1954 MG TF
|Odometer reading||601 miles|
|Result||Sold - £26,320|
- Alloy coachwork
- XPEG 1500cc engine
- Front disc brakes
Originally launched at the 1953 Motor Show, the MG 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. Individually 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. 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 MG Midgets.
This delightful MG TF was subject to a high quality restoration between 1989 and 1992, the standard of that restoration is evident from the condition the car is presented in today. A number of attractive upgrades have been added to make the car more usable with the possibility of light competition work. These upgrades include a 1500cc XPEG engine that has been balanced and converted to unleaded fuel, this was carried out by the renowned MG specialists, Brown and Gammons. Included in the engine build is a Laystall alloy cylinder head, an uprated camshaft and twin SU carburettors. Further improvements include a tubular exhaust, front disc brakes, chrome wire wheels and bespoke grey leather interior. There is a full set of weather equipment, hood, side screens and tonneau cover, trimmed in blue Mohair. Where this MG TF becomes, as far as we know, unique, is that all of the outer non-structural panel work is of alloy construction. A large history file accompanies this MG and includes an owner’s manual, workshop manual, invoices and a UK V5C registration document. Presented in exceptional condition, not only does this MG look the part but it is also a capable performer due to the sensible upgrades, making this one of the most usable TFs on the road.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.