From a deceased's estate 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster Registration no. CEN 777 Chassis no. H0C16/3760
A rushed development programme meant that there was little, mechanically at least, difference between the TF and the outgoing TD II, the 1,250cc, 57bhp, XPAG engine of which was retained. Essentially a restyled version of the latter, the TF retained its predecessor's body centre section but featured a changed front end with a shortened, sloping, radiator grille and headlamps faired into the wings, plus an improved interior with separately adjustable seats. A stop-gap model produced pending the arrival of the MGA, the traditionally styled TF nevertheless sold well, 9,600 units being produced between October 1953 and May 1955.
Manufactured in June 1954, this well-presented example of MG's last traditionally styled sports car was purchased by the lady vendor's late father in 1983. Used in the ITV production of Enid Blyton's Famous Five (1995), it was last driven in the early 2000s before being stored. Presented in relatively good order - starting and running - the car will require re-commissioning and the usual safety checks before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of old/current V5/V5C documents.