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Key Information

Lot number
78
Sale Price
£20,832
Make & Model
MG TF
Registration
RKH260
Year
1980
Colour
Red
Engine Size
1,250 cc
Chassis No.
HDA163689
Engine No.
F79782/STD
Documents
V5C; MOT May 2022; 24 old MOTs; many invoices; Heritage Certificate

Full Description

1954 MG TF

From a deceased estate; very original car that has been impeccably maintained throughout its life; unleaded head; stainless steel exhaust; gearbox rebuilt; new mohair hood; driven 50 miles to the sale; nice transferable number plate

As the Heritage Certificate confirms, this lovely TF was built in July 1954 finished in MG Red with a biscuit leather interior and disc wheels. Originally registered in Hull, the early history of the car has gone astray but picks up again in 1975 when it was owned by a Mr Waterhouse of Yorkshire who kept it until 1989.
It was then acquired by a Mr T Forecast who ran a country house hotel in Norfolk and was to keep the car right up until 2017. A letter on file states that the TF was in ‘wonderful, original condition’ when he bought it in 1989 and that largely holds true today, the car having been lovingly maintained throughout its life rather than being fully restored.
A good file of invoices show meticulous upkeep during his 28-year ownership, including some localised body repairs and a full repaint which cost £3,014 in 1998. In 2003 the cylinder head was rebuilt and converted to unleaded fuel and in 2004 the gearbox was rebuilt with a new dynamo and rev counter fitted the following year. In 2006 it had a reconditioned radiator and in 2014 it had a brake overhaul and new rear suspension springs. Electric windscreen washers have been fitted at some point, along with a stainless steel exhaust system and the chassis has been regularly waxoiled.
Our vendor acquired the car in 2019 and has continued to look after it well, as you would expect of a lifelong MG fan who ran his own classic car garage in Telford for many years. Recent work includes carburettors rebuilt; new voltage regulator; reconditioned dynamo; full service with new filters and ignition parts; new fuel pump, battery, wheel cylinders etc. A new black mohair hood has also been fitted, and the sidescreens and tonneau cover have been refurbished.
Although it no longer needs one, it has an MOT until May 2022 with just one advisory for a minor oil leak, while 24 old MOTs back to 1989 show that it has always been in light regular use, covering some 17,000 miles in the last 32 years.
On offer here from a deceased estate, the car was driven some 50 miles to the sale on one of the hottest days of the year with no problems whatsoever. Starting promptly and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site, with good 50psi oil pressure, it retains its original Hull-issue number plate, RKH 250, which is transferable.
A really genuine TF all round, it wears its 67 years remarkably well and will no doubt continue to provide sterling service until long after we are all departed.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email james.dennison@brightwells.com