"Over the years the model has been developed to improve its performance, handling qualities and general comfort. However, in spite of this, the main external features have remained more or less unchanged and even now the recently introduced TF model shows that the bodywork has been restyled to produce a much cleaner external appearance though retaining the MG Midget characteristics." - Autocar.
As popular now among enthusiasts of traditional British sports cars as it was in its heyday, the TF was mechanically little different from the outgoing TD II, retaining its predecessor's body centre section while featuring a changed front end with shortened, sloping, radiator grille and headlamps faired into the wings, plus an improved interior with separately adjustable seats. The TD's 1,250cc, XPAG engine was retained at first but the need for more power prompted the swift introduction - in November 1954 - of the TF 1500 (with 1,466cc XPEG engine) which accounted for more than half of total production. With the larger engine, top speed improved by some 5mph and was now within a whisker of 90mph, with 60mph coming up in around 16 seconds, more than two seconds quicker than the 1250. Last in a noble line of traditionally-styled MG sports cars, the TF sold well, 9,600 being produced between October 1953 and May 1955.
This TF 1500 Midget was imported from Arizona, USA by the vendor in 1984 and converted from left- to right-hand drive in the course of a partial restoration carried out in 1990. Used regularly, the car is described by the private vendor as 'up and running' and in generally excellent condition. Copies of all the restoration invoices are available and the MG also comes with a V5 registration document and photographs of it taken in Arizona.