Lot 245 - 1954 MG TF 1500
|Odometer reading||4,363 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £23,000|
- Subject of a total ground-up restoration
- Comes with Heritage Certificate
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 stunning left hand drive example of this British classic is presented in red burgundy with a beige interior and was imported to the UK in 1997. Upon delivery here, it then became the subject of a ground-up nut and bolt restoration between 1997 through to 2013 of which there is a photographic history chronicling this work and it also comes with a Heritage Certificate. During the rebuild, its engine was upgraded to a newer 1500cc along with a four-speed gearbox, which provided this pretty classic with much better performance and subsequently an improved driving experience. The car has only had one owner since the rebuild was completed and has covered a mere 4,363 miles in the last 10 years.
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