For Sale: 1955 MG TF in Kentwood, Michigan


Vehicle Description

The 1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster is an important car as if marked the end of the legendary MG "T" series that was launched 19 years earlier in 1936 as the MG TA Midget. Although the styling cues remained quite similar throughout the "T" generations, the TF Roadster was far more advanced than any of the previous models. Most noticeable in styling difference from the previous TD, is the shorter grill, raked radiator, headlights now are integrated into the fenders, re-designed rear bonnet, and the seating a bit more spacious and comfortable. The TF Debuted in the US in 1953 with much success, however, it was not long before MG fans were looking for more power, something capable of keeping up with the Triumph TR2 or the Austin-Healy 100. This did not go on deaf ears. For model year 1955, the TF upgraded its engine from the proven XPAG 1250 cc engine to a far more powerful XPEG 1500 cc engine; Hence the TF 1500 designation. The MG TF 1500, was only built for 1955, the last year for the "T" cars. The popular and completely redesigned MGA would follow.

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this wonderful, low mile, numbers matching 1955 MG TF1500 Roadster for consideration. According to the "T-Register" This TF1500 was built on November 11, 1954 on Chassis TF7947 with Engine XPEG/1748. The vehicle has had a total of three owners, the first drove the car just 19000 miles until putting the car into long term storage. The car changed hands for the first time in the mid 1990's to where, with the support of MG specialist John Twist and TF Expert Paul Probst, was treated to a targeted and well executed restoration with great attention to detail as well as great attention to mechanical fitness. The car was finished in its original color and still retains the original numbers matching engine and drivetrain. After the restoration was completed, the car was cared for, enjoyed and driven an additional 10000 miles until sold in 2014 where the car was again, driven, cared for and maintained until the current mileage. Today, the car remains in wonderful overall condition. Mechanically the car is fully sorted and recently completed a 1900 mile road trip as well as being driven to us from Atlanta, GA. The car is off a fresh service performed by MG Guru, John Twist of University Motors in Grand Rapids, MI. Hands down, this TF is the best driving T-series MG that we have had on our floor. The restoration is now 20 years old and has held up remarkably well in all areas.

The MG TF1500 is considered the crown jewel of the long run of T-Series cars. By far the most advanced in design and performance. Only offered one year of production, the TF1500's are quite rare and remain extremely desirable among British motoring enthusiast and collectors alike. Their appeal is global and an example such as this possessing both restoration quality and mechanical fitness is something to be had. Step into the excitement of British open air motoring with confidence in this 1955 MG TF1500 Roadster!! Car is documented with the T-Registry and comes with Jack, tools, hood props and recent services.

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Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-875222
  • Year:1955
  • Make:MG
  • Model:TF
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Dark Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:33138
  • Stock Number:B1260
  • VIN:HDA467949