1955 MG TF Roadster


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The TF Midget, launched 15 October 1953, was a facelifted TD, fitted with the TD Mark II engine, headlights faired into the fenders, a sloping radiator grille concealing a separate radiator, and a new pressurized cooling system along with a simulated external radiator cap. This XPAG engine’s compression ratio had been increased to 8 to 1 and extra large valves with stronger valve springs and twin carburetors increased output to 57.5 b.h.p. at 5,500 r.p.m.

In mid-1954 the engine output was increased more than 10%. Now designated XPEG it was enlarged to 1466 cc by increasing the bore to 72 mm (2.8 in) and compression raised to 8.3:1 giving 63 bhp (47 kW) at 5,000 rpm. The car was now designated TF1500 and externally distinguished by a cream background enamel nameplate on the sides of the bonnet placed just to the rear of the forward bonnet release-buttons.

Production ended on 4 April 1955 after 9,602 TFs had been manufactured, including two prototypes and 3,400 TF1500s.

Our MGTF displays original miles and possesses original paint. It is a fine example of the Mid-50s mentality towards travel and luxury; simple yet elegant and utilitarian. It drives and handles wonderfully. As an original car the condition is incredible. They are impossible to find in original condition like this.