1955 MG TF 1500: Beautifully Refurbished, Mechanically Strong California Example

Price: US $16,100.00 Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: T-Series
  • SubModel: TF 1500
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 2 Door Roadster
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 64,031
  • VIN: HDE436576
  • Color: Dark Green
  • Engine size: XPEG 1500
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Biscuit Leather
  • Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1955 MG T-Series TF 1500

Offered for sale is a striking 1955 MG TF 1500 with its original, umbers matching engine and transmission and inished in gorgeous Dark Green over a Biscuit leather interior with a tan canvas soft top. Always a California car that spent a vast majority of its life in the arid climate of the Central Valley, he car was used as a weekend driver/survivor between the 1970s and 2007. At that point it received a cosmetic refurbishing and mechanical sorting, nd from that point forward it has been used sparingly on pleasant days, lways garage-kept and maintained and never subjected to the elements. The result of this refurbishing and subsequent careful use is a wonderful weekend-driver quality car that’s turn-key, eeding nothing to be enjoyed.

As the pictures show, espite being an older restoration the car remains exceedingly presentable, he dark green finish entirely consistent without any significant imperfections or evidence of rust. The chrome trim is all in excellent condition, s is the welting between the body panels, nd the steel wheels are in great shape and wrapped in Dunlop radial tires with plenty of remaining the tread. The car’s interior was completely reupholstered in beautifully offsetting Biscuit leather and remains in excellent condition, he leather seats and interior panels appearing virtually as new, he carpets entirely presentable and the dash clean and correct, ousing the original octagonal Jaeger gauges, ndisputably some of the most aesthetically appealing gauges produced in the era. Lastly, he car’s frame and undercarriage are solid and correct with no structural rust or corrosion to speak of, testament to the car’s dry California existence.

Believed to have amassed only 64k miles in its 60 years of service, he original numbers matching XPEG 1500 engine is strong and sound, iring up easily, dling consistently and pulling strongly through each of the original 4-speed transmission’s gears. Despite its sparing use, he car was always maintained as needed and it runs and drives beautifully. There seems to be no propensity for overheating, he ride quality is visceral and sporty (as it should be), nd after having thoroughly enjoyed a few dozen miles up and down the Santa Barbara coastline, e’d not hesitate to take this lovely driver out on an extended tour.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a timelessly beautiful, ery original MG TF 1500 finished in what is undoubtedly one of the very best liveries. An example that’s currently in turn-key condition, ts been well-loved by its previous California owners and will undoubtedly provide its next with decades of trusty, rin-inducing service.

We want this car to go to great home and would be happy to answer any questions, o please feel free to email us or call us at 805-202-4557. You can also visit us online at GoodmanReed.

Goodman Reed Motorcars

We’ve always had an appreciation for classic European cars and over the years have created an eclectic rotating collection. We only buy cars that we’d personally be interested in owning and generally only sell them to make room for other acquisitions. That time has come for this TF 1500 (if the price is right, f course – this isn’t a fire sale). We try to give accurate descriptions of the cars we’re selling, ut we’re enthusiasts, ot experts, nd we encourage and are happy to help facilitate personal or professional inspections. But please do so before bidding, s the alternative harms our ability to make sales to other interested parties who have done their proper due diligence before bidding.

For U.S. buyers a 10% non-refundable deposit is required within 3 days of the auction’s end, he balance to be paid within 7 days of the auction’s end. Foreign buyers must pay in full within 7 business days of the auction’s end. Buyer is responsible for shipping, owever we’d be more that happy to help with recommendations and arrangements. The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time should it sell prior to auction’s end. Thanks for your interest.