After much deliberation I have decided to offer for sale my fully restored 1954 MG TF. I have carried out successful concourse restorations before, the last being a prize winning Jaguar XK140 which I vowed would be my last one. However I came across this British supplied one owner barn find TF and could not resist one last challenge.
In short the car was complete so it was carefully taken apart down to the bare chassis which was blasted, galvanised and then coated. From this point on the procedure has been to restore, replace, rebuild every part to original specification, including the colour of the trim and coachwork; that is red leather with Ivory paint and tan soft top.
The main points are as follows
Engine totally rebuilt and balanced, lightened flywheel.
Lead free head
Fast road cam
Distributor rebuilt and matched
Carbs soda blasted and rebuilt and matched
Original gearbox stripped and rebuilt
Back axle stripped and rebuilt with higher ratio
All new brakes obviously
New chrome wires, hubs and tyres
New steering rack
New steering wheel to original pattern
New cotton braided harness.
The bodywork was very good with the exception of the central tub so a new fully skinned tub was used with all the wings, bonnet etc being original. The entire bodywork was blasted, prepared and painted in the exact Ivory colour which is a very deep cream. The paint finish underneath is of course the same as that above.
The trim is all new from Moss in deep red as original. The canvas hood and side screens are the proper deep tan colour.
All chromework has been replated or where impossible, replaced.
The car is now in my dehumidified carcoon and apart from a few test miles has covered zero miles. It is ready to be shown with confidence. My asking price is far less than the overall cost of restoration and is I feel very reasonable. I might consider a part exchange of an MGB GT 1800 or V8. I will shortly try and add a link to an image file but if you contact me I am happy to provide additional pics.
I have put some images up at the following link and will be adding a better set of the car shortly. Just copy and paste to your browser and all should be revealed!
exceptional low mileage example with Factory Hard Top, black leather lined.
2003 MG TF 1.6 16v Silver, blue hood, black trim, only 64000 miles with history. Remote alarm/immobiliser, Alloys, CD,
Modified head gasket just fitted together with new thermostat & housing and cam belt kit with tensioner. .....
2005/54, 60000 Miles blue metallic, 2 door Convertible 1.8 Litre, PAS, ABS, Passenger Air Bag, Air Bag, Alloy Wheels, Remote Central Locking, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, FSH, Alarm, Immobiliser, CD Player, Stereo
Splendid condition MG TF!. Car has been owned by MG collector for a long time. Engine runs great and the TF drives like it should! Well restored in the past.
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car price in euro: €32500,-
price shown in GBP was converted from Euros, for the current exchange .....
Mot November 2018,No advisories,84.000 miles,VVC 5sp,Original Radio/CD,7x 16's 6 spoke Alloy's,MLS Head Gasket done,New Clutch,Clutch Slave/Master cylinder,Just had a full Engine Service Done by me because that way i know what has been done.On Sorn so just Tax and use.
Marque : MG
Model : TF1500
Chassis n. : 8143
Miles driven from restoration: 2.300
Interior : red leather totally retrimmed following the original factory specification
Outside : white
Soft top: beige canvas
Mechanicals: totally restored
Wonderfull and very rare MG TF original 1500, only 3400 TF's have original been fitted with the 1500cc engine.
This example has been owned for many years by a enthusiast MG T-type collector. Very good condition car, very authentic with original matching numbers engine.
This vehicle has been very well .....
MGTF 2003/03, Metalic Silver, 74,000 miles only, 135 BHP engine & 5-speed gearbox.
The all important Multi Layer head gasket, Timing Belt, Thermostat, & Water Pump just fitted.
Full service History, Plus old MOT's.
Not the cheapest in the market place, but well worth a look
Please Call Peter .....