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1954 MG TF

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 40,235 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1250cc
  • 1954
  • XSU397
  • White
  • Dealer
  • Gainsborough, United Kingdom


Manton Specialist Cars are proud to offer this 1954 example of an MG TF in unmarked old English White fitted with the 1250cc XPAG engine.

The car is in exceptional condition throughout, with the unmarked paintwork complimented perfectly by the green leather interior and black fabric hood.

Unmarked chrome wire wheels and chrome luggage carrier just add to the overall desirability of this classic sports car.

The car shows a recorded 40235 miles and has had 3 owners since returning to the UK in 1990 and has been owned by the current owner since 2019.

The car not only looks exceptional but has perfect manners when driven – a true British sports car to be enjoyed this summer.

Please contact Toyne on for more information about this beautiful MG TF on the details below.


NATIONWIDE DELIVERY IS AVAILABLE ON THIS VEHICLE (please ask Toyne for more details)Although an integral part of the newly formed British Motor Corporation (BMC), MG was still referred to as the MG Car Company by everybody in the car industry and by the general public.

During the lifetime of the BMC, from 1952 to 1968, three iconic British sports cars were produced:

Manton Specialist Cars is delighted to be able to offer an exceptional example of each of these classic British sports cars for sale.
• 1954 MG TF
• 1955 MGA
• 1968 MG Roadster

The MG TF was introduced in 1953 and production ceased in 1955. Number built - 9600 cars - all versions. The MG TF is often referred to as 'the last of the square riggers' due to its very strong resemblance to the pre-war Midgets. Launched at the 1953 Motor Show the TF was greeted with mixed reactions from enthusiasts and journalists alike. It was sufficiently different from its predecessors to be classed as a new model but yet continued the traditional T series classic lines. Sales of the two TF versions, 1250 cc and 1500 cc totalled 9, 600 in 19 months, a creditable achievement for the time.

Essentially the TF was based on the same chassis and mechanical components as the TD Mark II. The most significant change was to adopt a sloping radiator grille that for the first time concealed a separate radiator. The bonnet also had a marked forward slope achieved by lowering the radiator shell by three and a half inches in relation to the scuttle top. The front wings were also restyled to accommodate faired in headlamps instead of the traditional bolt on fixings on the wing stays as on the TD. The wings in turn were faired into the bonnet sides which all in all helped to create a new streamlined image. The rear of the car received some general restyling with modifications to the fuel tank and spare wheel mounting to help tidy up the overall appearance of the car.

Interior wise and in keeping with the external modifications the cockpit layout was quite radically changed to that of its predecessor. A combination of items taken from the Y series saloons, the TD and some items exclusive to the TF formed the cockpit. Individual adjustable seats were provided in place of the normal bench type seating. The facia panel was completely new with a return to octagonal instrumentation. Despite being advanced over its predecessors with many innovative additions, there was still no fuel gauge. Otherwise, the offering was quite comprehensive with an oil pressure gauge, temperature gauge, ammeter and clock.

Initially the car was launched with the 1250 cc XPAG engine that had made its debut in the TB Midget back in 1939.

Mechanically the car proved most reliable and also felt very good to drive with impeccable roadholding and handling.

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