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MG TF 1250 Classic Sports Car
Our MG TF is an original right-hand drive export model and was shipped new to Australia, with the ex-factory finish being black. At some stage she was exported to the USA and was completely rebuilt by her then owner to the current condition and the original factory colour changed to classic red. She then completed her 61 years world tour by being imported back to the UK from Arizona in 2015 by her previous owner. He then took on an E type restoration project and the MG had to go and he sold her to us in early 2016.
A total of 9,600 MGTF's were manufactured in total between 1953-1955; of these 6,200 were 1250cc versions. The remainder carried a 1500cc engine with 3,400 produced, and production of the T Type Midget finally ceased in 1955. Just 813 RHD TF's were exported to Australia, all of them 1250 cc version. Our car is one of these, being an MG TF 1250 that came off the production line on 9th April 1954 as car number HDA26/4740 and engine number XPAG/TF 34,953. Under the bonnet is the original dealers plate named to P&R Williams Pty Ltd who operated out of Sydney & Newcastle ; research indicates they were the MG importers for New South Wales and both sold cars themselves as well as supplying a network of New South Wales dealers.
Since taking ownership she has always been garaged and driven on high days and holidays and almost always only in dry conditions and always with the hood down, so the full weather equipment is in mint condition. In recent times however she has hardly been out of the garage and as such we prepared her for sale in September 2020 which included a full service and for good measure an MOT test that was issued with no advisories. Unfortunately Covid and other restrictions on travel made selling at that time less than ideal so she has been virtually unused since but is now being offered for sale via Charterhouse Classic Car auctions. The sale takes place at the amazing Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset with viewing on 2rd March and the auction on Thursday 3rd March and bidding can be done in person or remotely on line. The auctioneers sale price estimate is a modest £16,000- £18,000 so if you fancy owning a classic MG beloved by RAF pilots in the 1930's, 40's and 50's here is your opportunity! Of all the T series cars the TF is regarded by many as the prettiest, a statement I would not disagree with!
Here is a link to the auction listing www.carandclassic.com/car/C1417334