Lot 113 - 1954 MG TF
|Odometer reading||53,015 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
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 and the end result was very pleasing to the eye. Interior wise and in keeping with the external modifications, the cockpit layout was quite radically different 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 registered in December 1954 and presents extremely well in red with contrasting black seats piped in red. The look of this MG is enhanced with well polished bright work and Lucas headlamps. This car has benefitted from the fitting of a five-speed gearbox. We are told by the vendor, who has owned the car since 2016, that the combination of this and the car’s 1500cc engine make for a very capable performer and enjoyable drive. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, an owner’s operation manual and various bills and receipts, this very usable MG is ready to go.
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