1955 MG TF 1500 (1955)




1955 MG TF 1500
launched on 15 October 1953, was a facelifted TD, fitted with the TD Mark II engine, headlights faired into the wings, a sloping radiator grille concealing a separate radiator, and a new pressurised cooling system along with a simulated external radiator cap. This XPAG engine's compression ratio had been increased to 8.1:1 and extra-large valves with stronger valve springs and larger carburettors increased output to 57.5 bhp at 5,500 rpm.  In mid-1954 the engine capacity was increased by 17 per cent to 1466 cc and designated XPEG. The bore was increased to 72 mm  and compression raised to 8.3:1 giving 63 bhp at 5,000 rpm and a 17 per cent increase in torque. The car was designated TF1500, and externally distinguished by a cream background enamel nameplate on both sides of the bonnet, placed just to the rear of the forward bonnet-release buttons. Production ended at chassis number TF10100 on 4 April 1955 after 9,602 TFs had been manufactured, including two prototypes and 3,400 TF1500s. The TF was superseded by the MGA.

This MGTF 1500 is one of only 3300 cars ever built. It is a matching numbers car which has the factory original motor it was born with. The Birch gray color is the original color as confirmed by the VIN and is quite rare. The contrasting red interior makes this TF a real head turner. It has a tan mohair top and side curtains that are in excellent condition.  One of the special features of TF's as the octagon shaped instruments, dash knobs and radiator cap identifying with the manufactures logo. The original jack & handle and lug wrench are with this TF which is also a nice find. The car spend a good deal of its life in the Greater Chicago are before moving to Ohio and then back to Illinois. This MGTF only minor paint blemishes and is an excellent local show quality car.

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  • Year: 1955
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Grey

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