Often referred to as “the last of the square riggers" the MG TF gained this title due to its very strong resemblance to the pre- war Midgets. Originally launched at the 1953 Motor Show, the TF was greeted with mixed reactions from enthusiasts and journalists alike. The Abingdon engineers, led by Cecil Cousins, it was a model that was sufficiently different from its predecessors and yet continued the traditional T Series classic lines. The end result was a car very pleasing to the eye; interior wise and in keeping with the external modifications, the cockpit layout was quite radically changed to that of its predecessor and formed a comfortable and pleasant place to be. Individually adjustable seats were provided in place of the normal bench type seating and the facia panel was completely new with a welcome return to octagonal instrumentation.
Originally registered on 1st December, 1954 this delightful MG has been fully restored and presents in very good order. The white coachwork is in splendid condition as is the beige trim.
Mechanically this TF appears to be very good, the engine starting immediately when requested with no adverse noises. A short test drive will confirm the car to be responsive and enjoyable to pilot along some interesting Budleigh Salterton coast line. This car comes with a V5 registration document and a small number of receipts together with some previous MOT test certificates. MG TF's are widely regarded as the best of the T range and this splendid example cannot fail to remind you what classic motoring is all about.
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