1954 MG TF 1250, dry-stored great running vintage convertible British sports car

Price: US $8,600.00 Item location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: T-Series
  • SubModel: TF 1250
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1954
  • Mileage: 23,981
  • Color: Red
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1954 MG T-Series TF 1250

MG TF 1250, 1954

Genuine survivor, last owner since early 1980s, sat in dry storage for past 20+ years

Recently brought back to life, fully serviced (fluids changed, lubed, valves adjusted, carbs cleaned and balanced, new battery, fuel tank and lines cleaned, all lights checked), and ready for daily use. Mileage indicated is 23,900 and possibly original.

Body is really excellent….straight, good fit, went over the edges and door bottoms with a magnet looking for plastic filler…and found none. I was told it was repainted (once) many years ago and the paint is still more than presentable for general use and low key shows. Same with interior, good panels, carpets, seats, seals, gaskets, etc.

Runs exceptionally well……135-140 psi compression in every cylinder, 50 psi oil pressure when warm, no smoke, quiet valves, no obvious oil leaks, revs quickly and smoothly. Same with the transmission….does not pop out of gear, good synchromesh, quiet operation.

Brakes were just done, new radials fitted, front end is tight, steering does not bind in corners, exhaust is mellow, charging circuit works properly, wiper motor just cleaned and adjusted, all original gauges work, and tracks straight.

Top and side curtains appear to be new, I just had a new tonneau installed, new seat belts, chrome is all very good to excellent, VERY clean underneath (and paint matches the exterior), overall, a beautiful well kept original car. The kind that is so hard to find now, 62 years after this car was built.

And, of course, it has the best single factory option…wire wheels. When added to the folding windshield, sweeping fenders, running boards….gives this MG TF a wonderful classic look.

Have driven the car a fair amount, has never let me down, starts instantly, runs perfectly, zips along as well as the best TFs (that is, 60-70 mph on the highway is fine but most fun ‘round winding country roads). And, I would hope, the photos tell the rest. Body mounts are not rusty, wood framing looks good as do the wood floors, engine bay is very clean, runs cool on a hot day, what else is there?

I have tried my best to represent this car as accurately as I can. Even to the point of being able to quote such VERY important items as compression and oil pressure. Look as I have, can’t really find anything significantly wrong with this car. In my eye, a TF with wire wheels is as beautiful a post war English as exists, and IF you agree…..here is your dream car. Ready to drive most anywhere.


Car available for immediate sale and advertised elsewhere. Hence we reserve the right to end the auction at any time and for any reason. Car is sold ‘as is’ with no warranty or guarantee whatsoever. Has full paperwork for legal registration anywhere. We can assist in transport anywhere in the world and can deliver it on our truck within, say, 300 miles. Glad to store the car in a safe, insured spot until arrangements are made. Terms: 20% deposit with 48 hours and full payment within seven days. W/transfer or check is fine. If you have any questions, the best way to ask is to call me at 203-377-6746 during business hours (EST).