The first post-war MG was the TC. It bore great similarity to the pre-war TB and was fitted with basically the same 1250cc OHV XPAG engine. It was superseded by the TD in 1950. Though visually similar to the earlier cars, it was built around a more modern chassis derived from the Y-Type Saloon. The benefits included independent coil-spring suspension at the front, rack and pinion steering, smaller 15-inch disc type road wheels and the option of LHD. The newcomer also boasted a hypoid bevel rear axle, hidden scuttle reinforcement hoop and twin leading shoe front brakes, and was five inches wider than its predecessor. Bumpers and over-riders joined the list of standard equipment. By the middle of 1950, a MKII TD was produced alongside the standard car. It featured a range of optional upgrades including: an engine of 8.0:1 compression ratio giving 57bhp, twin fuel pumps, revised dampers, higher final drive ratio etc, and it was this specification on which the TF of 1953 was based. Now highly sought after, the newcomer was in fact an interim model pending the arrival of the all new MG A two years later. Fared-in headlights and a sloping radiator grille ensured more modern looks. Some 9,600 were produced.
The home market 1250cc TF on offer was manufactured in April 1954 and is finished in Ivory White teamed with a Red interior. The vendor acquired 'JDP 697' from the original keeper, an S Ball, in 1998 - ten years after it had been treated to a thorough £23,834 restoration by marque specialists Naylors of York. New wire wheels were fitted around 2000 and a bare metal respray carried out by Chipmaster Ltd in 2003. The vendor now regards the MG's bodywork, paintwork and trim as "very good" and the engine and gearbox as "good".
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle has an MOT until May 2012.
PLEASE NOTE: The vendor has informed us that this vehicle has a new tonneau cover.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the V5/C Registration Document shows only two registered keepers, the vendor cannot be sure this is correct as there is no old-style (buff or green) logbook.