<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638

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Lot 3
In single family ownership from new
1955 MG TF ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium
In single family ownership from new
1955 MG TF ROADSTER

Chassis no. HDA46/6538
Engine no. XPEG/638

1,466cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
63bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*In single family ownership from new
*Highly original example
*A great candidate for restoration
*Original California black plate



THE MG TF

Although MGs had been available in the United States in the 1930s, the marque's great popularity really began after World War II. The classic TC model, with its large wire wheels, right-hand drive and exposed rear fuel tank, was regarded as the quintessential British sports car. In 1949, the improved TD offered independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, disc wheels and left-hand drive for New World markets and in 1952 MG became the best-selling import in America.

After the TD came the TF. The new model was given an evolutionary makeover, with a swept-back radiator grille and more sweeping fenders. Headlamps were nestled into the inner surface of the front fenders. Mechanically, the new TF model was TD-based, using the same engine but with valve and carburetor improvements. The larger power unit did give the TF a boost in sales mainly in the United States

MG's TF is the final evolution of the T-series; a lineage dating back to the TA of 1936. The inherent rightness of MG's concept when designing the TA is evident in the long life enjoyed by the T-series and in the effect these cars had in the years just after World War II, when they formed the foundation for the sports car movement in America.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Delivered new to America in left hand drive configuration, this charming MG was purchased new by the consignor's uncle, a Mr. Christiansen presumably from California. Mr. Christensen is believed to have driven the black TF for about a decade. The Bay area consignor and nephew of Mr. Christensen would himself use the car quite frequently during the late 1960s and 1970s, before putting the sports car away in dry storage sometime in the late 1980s. We are told that this particular TF even appeared in several Ralph Lauren clothing advertisements during the 1980s.

Now being offered after just having left its Bay Area home of more than fifty years, this TF appears very original throughout, and is believed to retain the original interior, bright work and engine. At the time of consignment, the car is not believed to be in running condition, and the engine (engine bay) will need a thorough recommissioning. Complete with old California black plate license plates, this car is a great candidate for a thorough restoration and would surely prove a fine example once again for some spirited driving on the back roads of Northern California, or elsewhere!

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Contacts
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
<i>In single family ownership from new</i><BR /><B>1955 MG TF ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. HDA46/6538<BR />Engine no. XPEG/638
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