1955 MG TF 1500
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The rarest and most desirable of post war T Series MGs with only 3,400 built (compared to 29,000 MG TDs). Its 1466cc XPEG engine offering lively performance coupled to the car's superb road manners.
This car, a rust free older restoration, is in great condition. Old English White (looks great but a closer examination shows some 'age' cracks in the paint. With green leather and tan canvas top and tonneau, wire wheels, excellent drive train (160-`170 psi compression in every cylinder, 70 psi oil pressur,e no smoke, PERFECT running, and seems to be unusually quick), folding windshield, a great classic sports car for show, country roads, and appreciation.
We were going to repaint the car but every time I walked by it, I thought 'will it really make it a better car?' An estimate from our painter is $3,500 in any color....a prospective buyer's choice?
Painted or not painted, it is a genuinely good TF 1500. Not 'gutless' as in earlier T Series MGs...this car really goes. And with its beautiful chrome, wire wheels, lovely patina, and high degree of originality, a grear 'driver' and wonderful collector's piece.
Tho' I am a 'Morgan guy' and generally look down on their MG cousins, the TF1500 is a worthy competitor. While slower, it still has what I would characterize as 'lively performance.' And FAR better steering, ride, handling, and comfort. Fairly similar in looks but the MG wins (by a long shot) in the detail category. Really impressive for a car that was rather inexpensive when new. Those cute octagonal gauges, individually adjustable seats, starting crank, adjustable steering column, finned light alloy oil sump, precise rack and pinion steering...the TF1500 has a lot of virtues.
Add a pair of Brooklands racing screens and it is hard to imagine a better all around classic sports car for winding New England roads.