Lot 294 - 1954 MG TF

Lot 294 - 1954 MG TF

Lot 294 - 1954 MG TF

Lot Number 294
Registration RTA 717
Chassis Number HDE135872
Engine Number XPAGTF350
Odometer reading 2,870 miles
Estimate £16,000 - £20,000
Result Sold - £21,280

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 lovely example of this British classic is presented in green with tan leather interior, light tan hood and comes with a rear mounted spare wheel and luggage rack. The first owner of this MG was a pilot with the Fleet Air Arm and the second owner was the Olympic British cyclist Brian Sandy who competed in the 1964 Olympics in Japan and it was the third owner (name not known)  who restored the car. These MG motor cars of this era are often used in Rallies both here and in Europe as they are simple to maintain and spritely on country roads.

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. 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.

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