1954 MG TF1500

Beautifully restored TF in marvellous order; c.£24,000 spent including new steel shell; five-speed gearbox upgrade for easier crusing in modern traffic

A stunning example dating from 1955 that has been the subject of a £24,000 restoration carried out by the 1st UK owner including new steel shell, a fully rebuilt engine with lead free conversion, a replacement five-speed Ford Type-9 gearbox, new 60-spoke wire wheels, new Mohair hood, full respray in British Racing Green, stainless exhaust and head light upgrade along with a full re-trim.

Imported from the States in October 2015 through New York, but coming from a dealer in Missouri  the car arrived in the UK as a LHD black car with green trim and biscuit hood, which has been verified by the BMI Heritage Trust (supporting certificate in the file).  Following restoration the car was UK registered in 2018.

Our vendor has owned the car since 2019 but unfortunately has not been able to give it the use he had hoped due to health problems, the car being used only sparingly on dry days but predominantly kept stored in a heated garage.

The file of history includes the V5C showing just one former UK owner prior to our vendor, a USB memory stick full of images of the restoration and considerable number of bills including for purchase of a new steel body complete with scuttle and doors from The Hutson Motor Co. Ltd of West Yorkshire which cost £7,182 in February 2016, bill for engine rebuild parts at over £1,000 by Owslebury Crankshaft Service of Hants in June and July 2016, five-speed gearbox conversion kit with re-con Type-9 box and clutch costing £2083 in August 2016.

The bills come thick and fast with fortunes being spent on parts and the results speak for themselves – what a pretty example which has been starting promptly and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site.

For more information contact - [email protected]

Reg No: 790XVC
Chassis Number: HDA46/8537
Engine Number: XPEG/2333
Engine Size: 1466CC
Docs: V5C, Heritage Certificate, Restoration Photographs on stick, thick file of Invoices

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £18,000-20,000

Lot 138

Lot ended

Wednesday 14/09/2022

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