MG stands for Morris Garages, which was the Oxford distributor for Morris cars; co-incidentally, it was also owned by William Morris, later Lord Nuffield. When Cecil Kimber became its general manager in 1922, the firm started modifying standard Morris Cowleys, lowering the chassis and fitting more sporting bodywork.
Something had to be done about the flagging sales of the TD, but all that could be done at the time was to give it a facelift. Hence, the MG TF Midget was introduced in 1953. Essentially this car was the same as the TD, having the same form of chassis, suspension, brakes, steering, engine, and transmission. The bodywork displayed the most changes, although it still had that un-mistakable and by now old- fashioned MG style.
The TF 1200 still performed poorly compared to other sports cars of the period. In 1955 MG came out with a more powerful 1500 cc engine that replaced the tiring 1250 cc engine of past T Series cars.
CAR NO. HDP46/9133
ENGINE NO. XPEG/2866
This 1955 MG TF Roadster is one elegant British Roadster with lots of appeal. Un-mistakable old- fashioned MG style for the British car enthusiast. The exterior is finished in British Racing Green with Red leather interior and tan fabric soft top. The engine is the original 4-cylinder 1500 c.c. producing 63 Bhp at 5,500 r.p.m., with a 4 speed manual gearbox. This car is solid throughout, runs and drives extremely well. Lots of money invested over the years. This beauty is ready for the open road. A true gentleman’s car!
Classic Elegant British Roadster!