Evaluation: Tidy restored engine bay with signs of a small oil leak. Tired chrome. Significant pitting on the left headlight bezel. Good older paint. Clean top. Very clean chassis. Very good interior. The spare wheel has seen better days, but it’s a spare. A lovely weekend driver with no needs and an easy car to like, plus it’s a genuine 1500.
Bottom Line: The MG TF was seen as old-fashioned even when it was new, but 60-plus years later that’s all part of the charm. The TF 1500 model makes a whopping 63 hp over the standard 1250-cc car’s 57 (10.5% more) and can command a premium of well over 10 percent. Or, in this case, even more of a premium than that. This is another instance of a charming and perfectly good but not great car selling for the kind of money that concours-quality MGs typically command. The seller should be very, very happy with this result.