1954 MG T-Series MG TF
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1954 MG T-Series MG TF for sale
Thoroughly and professionally restored!
Green exterior with black manual top and Biscuit-colored interior72
1250cc four-cylinder engine
Four-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on gears 2. 3 and 4
15-inch vented wheels with MG hubcaps
Car comes with spare parts and owner's manual and other documentation
Often referred to as 'the last of the square riggers. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1954 MG TF Roadster. The Rover TF gained the square rigger moniker due to its very strong resemblance to the pre-war Midgets. This particular MG has undergone a professional restoration with lovely presentation. This is a beautiful and original car and an excellent candidate for any collection in need of an early post-World War II piece!
Dressed in green. the car's paint is in excellent shape. as is the windshield and the vehicle's lights. The car rolls on Metric Radials. 165R15. surrounding 15-inch vented wheels with MG hubcaps. which shimmer in the sunlight. The bumpers fit well and show very well. All of the body panels are in good order. the engine bay is tidy and the battery looks new. This TF is powered by a 1250cc XPAG overhead valve four-cylinder engine making 57 horsepower and the engine is linked to a four-speed manual transmission.
For those in the know. it was no secret that the TF was a stopgap measure due to a delay in putting the long-awaited MGA into production. This was due entirely to Leonard Lord. the BMC managing director who favored the proposal put forth by Donald Healey for his Healey 100. Lord considered the MGA and Healey too similar and it was for this reason that the TF became part of MG history. Many motoring journalists thought that the TF would be a non-starter. particularly with such a varied sports car selection available to prospective purchasers. However. even in the light of this stiff competition and the fact that the TF was only intended as a stopgap. sales of the two TF versions. 1250cc and 1500cc. totaled 9. 02 in 19 months. including two prototypes and 3. 00 TF1500s. which was a creditable achievement. Production ended at chassis number TF10100 on April 4. 1955. The TF was superseded by the MGA.
The TF Midget. launched on October 15. 1953. was a face-lifted TD. fitted with the TD Mark II engine. headlights faired into the fenders. a bow-fronted grille concealing a separate radiator and a new pressurized cooling system along with a simulated external radiator cap. The bonnet also had a marked forward slope achieved by lowering the radiator shell three and a half inches in relation to the scuttle top. The front wings were also restyled to accommodate faired in headlamps instead of the traditional bolt on fixings on the wing stays as on the TD. The wings in turn were faired into the bonnet sides which all in all helped to create a new streamlined image. The rear of the car received some general restyling with modifications to the fuel tank and spare wheel mounting to help tidy up the overall appearance of the car. The end result was a car very pleasing to the eye.
Inside. and in keeping with the external modifications the cockpit layout was quite radically changed to that of its predecessor. A combination of items taken from the Y-series saloons. the TD and some items exclusive to the TF formed a comfortable and pleasant cockpit. Individual adjustable seats were provided in place of the normal bench type seating. The fascia panel was completely new with a welcome return to octagonal instrumentation. This was positioned centrally to allow easy construction of either a left or right hand drive model. many customers complained however that the rev counter was too far away for easy reading. Despite being advanced over its predecessors with many innovative additions. there was still no fuel gauge. which surprised many would-be purchasers. Otherwise. the instrumentation was quite comprehensive with an oil pressure gauge. temperature gauge. ammeter and clock.
Inside this example. the Biscuit-colored bucket seats are in fantastic condition. as is the carpet. which complements the seats. The dash. with its center-mounted. octagonal Jaeger gauges is in great condition as is the three-spoke steering wheel. The car's door panels. center console and shifter are all in good condition. This car is a radio delete model.
Deciphering the VIN - HDC462303 - the first two digits. HD. designate this as a MG and an open two-seater; the next digit. C. indicates the color of the car when it left the Abingdon factory. This example was originally painted MG Red. Next. the "4" means the car was built as a left-hand drive unit for North America. The next digit. 6. indicates a cellulose body with synthetic fenders. The final digits. 2303. are this vehicle's chassis number.
Competitors to this MG TF in 1954 including Healey's 100. Triumph's TR2. Jaguar's XK120 and Morgan's Plus 4. This MG comes with spare parts. an owner's manual and other documentation.
This classic MG TF roadster will give any collection a touch of class and European flair. especially with its tasteful restoration! GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 72. 82 miles. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear. mileage exempt title.
VIN: HDC462303; EIN: XPAG TF/32207 (The XPAG TF indicates the 1250 model with 32207 as an engine sequence number).
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MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
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With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
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The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
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Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "75584" to 636-323-4353 for more information
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