1954 MG TF 1250
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A lovely car, last owner for many years, in dry storage for more than 20 years, 23,000 indicated miles.
Really excellent body, went over it with a magnet (looking for bondo) and found none, as perfect a TF body as we have ever seen, excellent chassis, wood framing, can't find any rust or rot. Engine runs smoothly and revs quickly, has perfect oil pressure (50+ psi), doesn't smoke, 135-140 psi compression in every cylinder, quiet valves, transmission works well....good synchromesh, doesn't pop out of gear, diff is quiet.
Chrome, for the most part, appears to be new and the irreplaceable grills shell is very very nice. Rubber trim, welting, seals, engine bay, all very nice. Painted under the wings, clean chassis, doesn't seem to leak oil, starts instantly, strong (for a TF) performance.
Wire wheels (the most desirable TF factory option), top and side curtains appear to be virtually new, new tonneau just fitted, bright red (repainted once, we were told) with black interior, new radials, brakes just done, carbs just cleaned and adjusted, all gauges work properly, wiper motor just cleaned and adjusted, charges properly, runs and drives very well.
We disassembled the dash, sanded, primed, painted the dash, same with the center dash panel, chrome surrounds are excellent, new warning light lenses, all new knobs, looks great.
(note we also just installed a premium quality wood steering wheel, some photos show the original wheel, a buyer's choice as either is available with the car)
For a very clean 'unrestored' car with possibly very low original miles, it is as nice as one might expect to find. Certainly suitable for low key shows and ready for the proverbial country roads and general use. The most attractive and rarest of the post war MG T Series cars and really the best bargain in a usable collector's car in the price range.