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Lot 28

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1955 MG TF 1500

SOLD $88,000

Estimate

$55,000 - $65,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

HDP467776

Car Highlights

The Final Evolution of the Famed T-Series MGs
Exceptional Restoration Completed in 2005
Striking Black over Red Color Scheme
Multiple Award-Winning Example
Accompanied by BMHT Certifcate and T Factory Production Record

Technical Specs

1,466 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
63 HP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live-Axle Semi-Elliptical Rear Suspension
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The TF, unveiled in 1953, represented a major development for MG and today is one of the most desirable of the T-Series, as it represents the final evolution of MG’s classic design. Introduced in 1954, the revised TF 1500 offered a significant improvement in overall performance and is now considered the ultimate development of these beloved MG sports cars.

According to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, TF7776 was built in November 1954 and dispatched to North America. This MG TF benefits from a comprehensive restoration completed in 2005. Desirable accessories include chrome wire wheels, Lucas driving lamps, Brooklands screens, and books and tools. Beautifully presented in a striking color combination of black over red leather upholstery, this MG TF 1500 is complete with tan weather gear.

The T Factory Production Record and BMHT Certificate list the original engine number as “XPEG/1599,” which is seen stamped on the block today. This exceptional car was purchased in 2005 by MG Owners Club enthusiasts and won several documented accolades at shows and concours, including three First Place awards.

This fine example of the top-of-the-line TF 1500 is a desirable postwar MG, and embodies British motoring in the mid-1950s.