1955 two door roadster, Engine # XPEG3593, Car # HDA46/9814 with 83,749 miles. There were only 3400 TF1500's made in 1955 and this was the last year the TF1500 was made. The very last MG TF1500 was made on April 4, 1955, and carried the chassis number HDE23/10100. Hence, this particular MG TF1500 for sale was part of the last 286 ever produced. This vehicle has been garage kept for 40 years and runs great (so fun to drive). It comes with a black convertible top and black side curtains. The TF is the last of the traditional MG "midgets" with headlights molded into the fenders, sloping radiator grille, and pressurized cooling system with simulated external radiator cap. This car has good tires, carpet is in good shape, it's original leather seats, and various original TF1500 handbooks and owners manuals.
A little history:
Following WWII, the first British sports car to capture American hearts was the MG TC. This popularity would prompt MG to build a model designed specifically for the US in 1949: the MG TD was instantly a success. It was not long; however, before MG dreamed of competing with the new Triumph TR2 or Austin-Healey 100, hence the TF was born and unveiled in 1953. When introduced, the MG TF was powered by the same XPAG 1250 cc engine that had driven the TD. A mere 3hp increase brought little improvement in performance, although 0-60mph times improved by nearly five seconds to 18.9 (which at the time was still quite slow). Salvation would come within a year, in the form of an additional 250 cubic centimeters. The MG TF 1500 was fitted with a new XPEG engine based on the powerplant fitted in EX179, the MG that ran a record-breaking 120mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the hands of George Eyston and Ken Miles. No doubt, the publicity helped MG TF sales and, with the exception of 1500 badges replacing the 1250, the old and new MG TFs were externally identical.