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1953 MG TF Roadster
The MG T series was produced from 1936 to 1955 by the MG Car Company. Included in this series were the TA, TB, TD, TD and TF models, however it was not until October of 1953 that the production of the TF began. The MG TF was the new and improved TD, fitted with a TD Mark II engine, but also included changes such as a new pressurized cooling system and external radiator cap. Some cosmetic changes encompassed in the new TF were a new sloping radiator grille (that concealed a separate radiator) and headlights faired into the fenders. In mid-1954 the engine capacity of this British roadster was increased by 17%, giving the sports car increased torque and speed.
Although the TF model was quite popular, production ended at chassis number TF10100 in April of 1955, and the TF was then superseded by the MGA. As of 1955 only 9,602 TF’s had been manufactured, including 2 prototypes and 3,400 TF1500s.
This TF is the most sophisticated and refined of the T series, incorporating the comfort and performance of the “A” series while still affording the unmistakable “T” charm.
Finished in a two-tone camel and tan this MGTF is from an estate in California and has been long-term owned and cared for. The chromed wire wheels off-set the rest of the shining bright-work and the interior, which is as handsome as the exterior. A lovely car that performs well, it has only recently been re-commissioned for road use and will require additional servicing for a long trip or campaigning.
TF’s are the most desirable and drivable of the T-Series. This car is a very nice old restoration that shows well. There is some door sag and some minor paint flaws, but generally a very nice old car.