1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632
Lot 267
1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster
Registration no. LYS 441 Chassis no. HDC16/1632
Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 22,760) inc. premium

Lot Details
1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632 1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster  Chassis no. HDC16/1632
1954 MG Midget TF 1250 Roadster
Registration no. LYS 441
Chassis no. HDC16/1632
Last of the traditional MG Midgets
• Single family ownership since the early 1990s
• Used sparingly in recent years
• Always maintained by the local garage

Footnotes

  • 'To watch hard-boiled sporting motorists becoming starry eyed at their first sight of the TF Midget is quite a touching experience! And undoubtedly she is a car to fall in love with... This TF model is clearly going to maintain and enhance the MG reputation for unique and exciting motoring in safety... fast!' - MG advertisement, 1954.

    Launched in 1936 as successor to the PB Midget, the first of the T-Series Midgets - the TA - was an altogether larger and roomier car. Although styled in a manner MG enthusiasts had come to expect, the new two-seater broke with tradition by employing an overhead-valve engine instead of the previous overhead-camshaft type. The T-type Midgets would prove to be an outstanding success for MG, being produced in five basic series between 1936 and 1955. The Midget evolved gradually over this period, growing larger and becoming more refined, yet remained every inch the traditional British sports car. The most important developments included the introduction of the more powerful 1,250cc XPAG engine (on the TB), independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering (on the TD) and the 1,466cc XPEG engine on the TF1500 in 1954.

    A rushed development programme meant that there was little, mechanically at least, difference between the TF and the outgoing TD II, the 1,250cc, 57bhp, XPAG engine of which was retained. Essentially a restyled version of the latter, the TF retained its predecessor's body centre section but featured a changed front end with a shortened, sloping, radiator grille and headlamps faired into the wings, plus an improved interior with separately adjustable seats. A stop-gap model produced pending the arrival of the MGA, the traditionally styled TF nevertheless sold well, 9,600 units being produced between October 1953 and May 1955.

    This particular TF was purchased by the vendor's parents in the late 1980s from a single owner and given to him 12 years ago (in March 2005), since when it has been used sparingly. The Midget has always been maintained by the local garage and is described by the vendor as in generally good condition. The vendor is moving abroad which has prompted him to offer it for sale. Finished in dark blue with cream leather interior, the car comes with sundry bills and a V5C Registration Certificate.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the vendor has misplaced the keys for this car, these will be replaced at the vendors cost after the sale. Please also note that documents will follow post sale.
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