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.
nice example and a good auction result. It has TF1500 badging but missing rear reflectors added to the 1955 TF1500 model. Were they left off during earlier restoration or did this car start as a 1954 TF1250?
A lovely automobile albeit a bit pricey.
This result is why I ask my wife to hide the laptop once the wine bottle gets below half-full.