Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Mileage 
    2 500 mi / 4 024 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    HDB26/9985
  • Engine number 
    30112
  • Lot number 
    54959
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

By mid-1950, a MKII version of the MG TD was produced alongside the standard car. It featured a range of optional upgrades including: raised compression ratio of 8:1, twin fuel pumps, revised dampers, higher final drive ratio etc, and it was this specification on which the TF of 1953 was based. Though examples are now highly sought after, the newcomer was in fact an interim model pending the arrival of the all new MGA. Fared-in headlights and a sloping radiator grille ensured more modern looks, while a new pressurised cooling system meant the external radiator cap was now a dummy. For 1954 engine capacity was enlarged to 1466cc, endowing the car with an extra 6bhp. Models fitted with this new so-called XPEG engine were dubbed TF1500s. The model gave way to the MG A in April 1955 after a total of 9,602 TFs had been produced, 3,400 of which were 1500s.

Like many T Series MGs, '391 YUB' started life as a US export and was converted to righthand drive as part of an extensive marque specialist restoration between 2009 and 2011. This included: a new body tub and attendant steel panels from The Hutson Motor Company; an overhaul of the engine, suspension and braking systems; the installation of a five-speed gearbox; a retrim of the interior; and all new weather equipment. Finished in the contrasting combination of Red bodywork and Cream interior trim, the TF has apparently only driven 2500 miles since the work was completed. The vendor unsurprisingly currently classes the bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, engine and transmission as all being in 'excellent' order. He informs us that, while the car has been issued with a DVLA chassis number, the correct one is HDB26/9985, as confirmed by the T Register. This handsome-looking MG comes complete with a collection of invoices and photos of the restoration.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)