Although MGs had been available in the United States in the 1930s, the marque’s great popularity really began after World War II. The classic TC model, with its large wire wheels, right-hand drive and exposed rear fuel tank, was regarded as the quintessential British sports car. In 1949, the improved TD offered independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, disc wheels and left-hand drive for New World markets, and in 1952, MG became the best-selling import in America.
After the TD came the TF; the new model was given an evolutionary makeover, with a swept-back radiator grille and more sweeping fenders. Headlamps were nestled into the inner surface of the front fenders. Mechanically, the new TF model was TD-based, using the same XPAG 1,250cc engine, but with valve and carburetor improvements. In mid-1954 a new enlarged XPEG 1500cc motor was fitted making 63hp and the model was now designated the TF 1500.
MG’s TF is the final evolution of the T-series, a lineage dating back to the TA of 1936. The inherent rightness of MG’s concept when designing the TA is evident in the long life enjoyed by the T-series, and in the effect these cars had in the years just after World War II, when they formed the foundation for the sports car movement in America.
First registered in 1955, this lovely TF has been comprehensively restored more recently and is now presented beautifully in its original and rare shade of SIlver Metallic with a black leather interior.
Mechanically we understand the MG is in fine order and drives very nicely with the more powerful 1500cc motor. All in all a beautiful sports car and a real treat for the next owner.