<b>1954 MG TF</b><br />Chassis no. HDE43/1020<br />Engine no. XPAG/TF/31073

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Lot 344¤
From The Roderick Rice Collection
1954 MG TF
Sold for US$ 20,900 inc. premium

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From The Roderick Rice Collection
1954 MG TF
Chassis no. HDE43/1020
Engine no. XPAG/TF/31073

1,250cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
55bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Proven XPAG twin-carburetor engine
*Classic British roadster styling
*Great collector car for shows or twisty roads


THE T SERIES MG

"The Midget is the survival of what, in the opinion of many people, is the right sort of small sports car. It caters for those who look upon motoring not as a means to an end, but as an end in itself. Many thousands of these little cars are succeeding admirably in providing their owners with something that will, at one moment, journey forth and do the shopping and, at the next, take part in serious competitive events or tackle a 400-mile journey with zest." The Autocar, 15th May 1953.

The penultimate T-Series Midget, the TD appeared in 1949. A larger car than its predecessors, the TD owed much to the contemporary Y-Type saloon, using a narrowed and modified version of the latter's box-frame chassis, upon which sat an all-new body - roomier than before but retaining the classic looks of the traditional MG sports car and the proven 1,250cc XPAG four-cylinder engine. This saloon parentage was far from a handicap, for the Y-Type was a later and more advanced design than the TC Midget, employing independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. Although thoroughly traditional both in appearance and its coachbuilt method of construction, the TD body offered greatly increased 'elbow room' to its occupants compared to that of the TC. It became the 'gateway drug' for an entire generation of sports car enthusiasts and became a staple of early post-war American sports car racing competition.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This handsome MG was restored by Rod Rice. Well known for his mechanical abilities one can be assured of a well sorted out roadster. All the work was done in house except for the final paint work. Finished in classic British racing green over green leather this fun little icon of British motoring is sure to please. The odometer reads just over 30,000 miles and knowing rod's penchant for low mileage cars thus is likely accurate.

Presented today as a good older restoration with some signs of age. Generally, a nice honest driver MG that was carefully restored. These charming little MGs are great fun and great first collector cars.

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