Classic Cars from United Kingdom

Classic Cars / MG (Morris Garage) / Car for sale

One Family Owner

Sale price: $25,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 08.05.2014

Seller's notes: "Good driving shape. New paint and upholstery about 15-20 years ago. New front and rear brake cylinders just replaced, new battery. Minor pockmarks in chrome, a few areas of paint chipped. There is a small chewed out hole on the ragtop. Most original."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: MG
Model: T-Series
Year: 1955
Type: U/K
Color: Green
Mileage: 15,657
Engine: 1.5L 1466CC 90Cu. In. l4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: GAS
Trim: Base
Interior Color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
Got questions? Ask here!

Do you like this car?

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

One Family Owner for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.05) based on 92 votes
One Family Owner Photo
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner
  • One Family Owner

This MG TF was my father's beloved baby since he bought it new from British Motors Ltd in Berkeley. California in 1955. Odometer very low at 15. 57. but I have no way of knowing if there's an extra 100. 00 or not; I suspect not. It was always garaged. and extremely well cared-for. barely driven.   Original windows. tonneau cover in original box. There are a few minor pocks in the grille. the car was repainted about 15-20 years ago and upholstery replaced then. The green is not exactly a true British Racing Green. but is beautiful. the engine is basically original. new battery and new brake cylinders front and rear. There is a chewed up hole in the top about 4" across. I don't have original title but do have xerox of replacement title dated 1971. showing prior title number.
Not in concours shape. but beyond a restoration candidate; just a lovely vintage car to own and drive.
The car comes with original Manual. original Workshop Manual. and five toolboxes full of un-used but vintage spare parts. most from Moss Motors.
I am not a vintage car expert; my mechanic tells me the numbers match and there is no rust. except the visible pocks on grille. This is a car to COME AND SEE!

HISTORY OF THE TF 1500: The TF Midget was launched in October 1953. was a facelifted TD. fitted with the TD Mark II engine. headlights faired into the fenders. a sloping radiator grille concealing a separate radiator. and a new pressurized 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. 00 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 (2. 8 in) and compression raised to 8. 3:1 giving 63 bhp (47 kW) at 5. 00 rpm and a 17 per cent increase in torque. The car was now 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. 02 TFs had been manufactured. including two prototypes and 3. 00 TF1500s. The TF was superseded by the MGA.

On May-07-14 at 14:40:02 PDT. seller added the following information:

Additions:We've learned a few things about this car with people more experienced than I coming look. The car is called almond green. was an original MG-TF color. The body is very good. There is no actual rust but some minor oxidation underneath. Numbers match. I do not have original bill of sale. I have a xerox of the CT title (transferred form my father to me 2002) with a reference number back to original Delaware title. as my father was a legal resident of Delaware even though he bought the car while in the service in California. I have found a small ding rear fender. and a little bit of paint chipping along running board edge. New exhaust 2004. new starter and solenoid. 4 new tires 2004 (which means 25 mils ago). new battery 2014. Consensus is car is very nice driving shape. Not showroom quality. but certainly better than a rebuild car; a lovely driving car. Right in between. Come see.

Also published at

Want to buy this car?

Comments and questions to the seller:

Name E-mail
Antispam code: (enter the number)

Other classic MG (Morris Garage) cars offered via internet auctions:

Latest arrivals:

classic MG sports car classic MG sports car 9 $7,950.00
MG: Midget MG: Midget 12 $C $6,995.00
1959 MG MGA 1959 MG MGA 4 $16,995.00
1952 MG TD Replica 1952 MG TD Replica 4 $14,995.00
1961 MG MGA 1961 MG MGA 4 $18,995.00
1953 MG T-Series Roadster 1953 MG T-Series Roadster 12 $36,995.00
1950 MG T-Series 1950 MG T-Series 4 $25,995.00
1952 MG T-Series 1952 MG T-Series 4 $13,995.00
1977 MG MGB 1977 MG MGB 4 $11,995.00
1963 MG MGB 1963 MG MGB 4 $19,995.00
1977 MG MGB 1977 MG MGB 4 $12,995.00
1974 MG MGB 1974 MG MGB 4 $12,995.00
1979 MG Midget 1979 MG Midget 2 $US $7,750.00
1977 MG Midget 1977 MG Midget 4 $7,500.00
1968 MG C 1968 MG C 11 $US $18,800.00
1974 MG Midget 1974 MG Midget 8 $8,000.00
1960 MG MGA 1960 MG MGA 21 $21,000.00
1979 MG MGB 1979 MG MGB 1 $US $6,995.00
1980 MG MGB 1980 MG MGB 11 $US $100.00
1978 MG MGB MARK IV 1978 MG MGB MARK IV 4 $US $4,200.00