Solid Survivor: 1955 MG TF Two Owner

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September 6, 2023 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this vehicle to our “Buy Now or Make an Offer” page.

GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer Lot 253, a survivor-quality 1955 MG TF 1500, on behalf of the second owner.

Bidding opened Wednesday, August 23, 2023, and closes at 5:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

This 1955 MG TF currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

The Deets

Year 1955
Make MG
Model TF Roadster
Location Colorado Spring, Colorado
Mileage 92,306
VIN 11642
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Red Leather
Engine 63 hp 1466cc Inline 4
Transmission 4-Speed Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Gas

High Bid: $100 (Reserve Not Met)

The 1955 MG TF is a classic British sports car with a special place in automotive history. It represents the final iteration of the MG T-Series, a line of open-top two-seater sports cars produced by the British automaker MG (Morris Garages) from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s. The MG TF was introduced as a successor to the MG TD produced from 1953 to 1955.

The MG TF retained the classic, elegant lines that characterized the T-Series models. It featured a long bonnet, sweeping fenders, a low-slung stance, and a distinctive radiator grille with vertical slats that bore the iconic MG badge. The car’s compact dimensions and curvaceous body design gave it a timeless and appealing aesthetic.

Like its predecessors, the MG TF was a convertible, and its soft top could be easily folded down for open-air motoring. The top was made of canvas and could be manually operated. The TF available here features a removable side curtain system to provide protection from the elements.

The interior of the MG TF was minimalist and driver-focused, true to the sports car ethos. It featured two bucket seats covered in leather or vinyl, a simple dashboard with gauges and controls placed within easy reach of the driver, and a three-spoke steering wheel. The interior design was straightforward and focused on providing an engaging driving experience.

A 1.25-liter 1250cc inline-four engine powered the MG TF. This engine produced around 57 to 63 horsepower depending on the year and specification. While not extremely powerful by today’s standards, the car’s lightweight construction allowed it to deliver a spirited driving experience. The MG TF was known for its nimble handling and responsive steering, making it a joy to drive on winding roads.

A four-speed manual transmission was standard in the MG TF, which added to the car’s classic driving feel. The driver had full control over gear changes, further enhancing the engaging driving experience.

The suspension setup of the MG TF featured an independent front suspension with coil springs and a live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. This setup provided a balance between comfort and handling performance. Hydraulic drum brakes handled braking on all four wheels.

The MG TF holds a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts and collectors. Its classic design, open-top motoring experience, and connection to MG’s heritage contribute to its desirability. However, by the mid-1950s, the design was becoming somewhat outdated compared to more modern sports cars. The MG TF marked the end of an era for the T-Series as MG transitioned to producing more modern and innovative models.

Today, the 1955 MG TF is a sought-after collector’s item, often found in vintage car shows, rallies, and private collections. Its timeless design and the nostalgia it evokes continue to captivate automotive enthusiasts around the world.

The second owner purchased this 1955 MG TF from the original owner approximately fifteen years ago. The second owner enjoyed taking their grandchildren on rides for many years, but now that they are getting older, they find themselves using the car less and would like to find a great home for their survivor-quality TF.  The seller notes their TF has always been garaged. This 1955 MG TF for sale benefits from fresh tires, brakes, and a 12V battery.  The seller notes that the one upgrade completed during their ownership was to completely rewire the engine compartment by Concours Cars in Colorado Springs. Other than this upgrade and regular maintenance, this is a survivor-quality MG TF featuring what is believed to be its’ original patina red leather upholstery and black paint.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that summarizes other recently sold MG TF 1500s:

If you have any questions about this 1955 MG TF for sale, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

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