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MG TF Roadster Red '54

MG TF Roadster Red '54 (1954)

Reference CH4198
Make MG
Model TF Roadster Red '54
Type cabrio
Construction year 1954
KM 17528 miles
Cilinder displacement 1248
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
  • Newly delivered in Amerika.
  • In 1985 exported into the UK.
  • Came to Belgium recently.
  • English papers.
  • Older restoration.
  • Drives well.
  • To be restored further to achieve concourse state but definitely usable in currant state.

The MG T series of cars (including the TA, TB, TC, TD, and TF) was a basic body-on-frame convertible sports car produced from 1936 through to 1955. It was replaced by the MGA.

The TF was essentially a stop-gap car to keep production going until the new MGA could be approved for production by the BMC hierarchy which did not want a car that would compete with the newly-announced Austin-Healey. The TF launched in 1953 was a facelifted TD, fitted with the TD Mark II engine, a sloping radiator grille and the headlights in the wings. The external radiator cap was now a dummy as a pressurized cooling system was fitted to better cope with hot climates.

In 1954 the engine was re-designated XPEG and enlarged to 1466 cc by increasing the bore to 72 mm (2.8 in) giving 63 bhp (47 kW) at 5,000 rpm and the car was designated the "TF1500".

Production ended on 4 April 1955 after 9,602 TFs were made, including two prototypes and 3,400 TF1500s. The TF was superseded by the MGA.

The TF name was reused in 2002 on the mid-engine MG TF.


  • Bodywork
  • Length: cm (in): 373 (146.9)
  • Width: cm (in): 152 (59.8)
  • Height: cm (in): 133 (52.4)
  • Wheelbase: cm (in): 239 (94.1)
  • Weight: kg (lb): 850 (1876)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement: straight-four 1248cc (89 cu in), front-mounted
  • Valve gear: 8
  • Fuel system: 2 SU carburetors
  • Gearbox: 4-speed manual
  • Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power: 63 hp at 5500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 106 Nm at 3000 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
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