Lot 260 - 1954 MG TF
|Odometer reading||10,250 km|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £23,000|
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 was previously owned by an Austrian businessman who used the car to drive around his factory. The car was repatriated to the UK in 1991 and it received a light restoration around this time, presumably it was also converted to right hand drive at this time. The current owner and vendor purchased the car in 1991 and has thoroughly enjoyed owning this pretty TF. Finished in white with red interior and supplied with a V5C registration document together with a history folder. MG TF’s are widely regarded as the best of the ‘T’ range and this delightful example cannot fail to remind you what classic motoring is all about.
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