1954 MG TF 1500 Roadster , Chassis no. HDA46/7249
Lot 19*
1954 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster Chassis no. HDA46/7249 Engine no. XPEG1045
Sold for €12,075 (US$ 16,013) inc. premium
Lot Details
1954 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster
Chassis no. HDA46/7249
Engine no. XPEG1045
This left-hand drive TF 1500 previously formed part of the collection belonging to the late Richard C. Paine Jr. and was purchased by the current owner when the collection was sold by Bonhams at the Owls Head Transport Museum in Maine, USA in September 2008. One of the catalogue photographs depicted the MG on display at Richard Paine's Seal Cove Museum circa 1970.

The car is finished in black with green upholstery and beige cloth convertible hood. Apparently repainted some time ago, it had been preserved in the Seal Cove Museum without being restored. Noteworthy features include silver painted wire wheels, whitewall tyres, wind deflectors, translucent green sun visors and a 'Hydro-Power' water injection unit, which is installed behind the passenger's seat. Its feed pipe to the intake manifold has been disconnected but could be easily reinstalled to see if water injection does anything to improve the engine's fuel economy or performance. Since acquisition by the current vendor the MG has been kept on museum display in Germany. After so many years on static display the car will require re-commissioning at the very least or possibly more extensive restoration before returning to the road.

Cette MG TF 1500 à conduite à gauche ayant appartenu auparavant à la collection de Richard C. Paine Jr. a été achetée par l'actuel propriétaire lors de la vente de la collection par Bonhams au Owls Head Transport Museum dans le Maine (USA) en septembre 2008. Une des photos du catalogue montrait la MG exposée au Seal Cove Museum de Richard Paine vers 1970.

Cette voiture est de couleur noir avec une sellerie verte et une capote beige. Apparemment repeinte autrefois, elle a été conservée au Seal Cove Museum sans avoir été restaurée. On notera ses roues peintes couleur argent, ses pneus à flanc blanc, ses déflecteurs, ses pare-soleil vert et un système d'injection d'eau « Hydro-Power » installé derrière le siège passager. Le tuyau d'alimentation relié à l'admission qui a été déconnecté peut être rebranché afin de vérifier si l'injection d'eau permet de réduire la consommation ou d'améliorer les performances. Depuis son acquisition par le vendeur actuel, la voiture est restée exposée dans un musée en Allemagne. Après des années d'immobilisation, la voiture demande une révision ou une restauration éventuellement plus poussée avant de reprendre la route.

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