Overview
Produced: 1954-1955, 3400 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats

A last ditch attempt to keep the long running T-Series MG's arrived in 1954, the MG TF 1500. This improved TF now used a 1466cc version of the old TF 1250 engine and provided a modest improvement to the cars performance.The TF 1500 used a new block with siameased cylinder jackets called "XPEG".  The change in volume required the new block as the bores wouldn't fit in the old XPAG 1250 block.

Externally the TF 1500 was the same as the previous 1250 cars apart from some additional "1500" badges on the bonnet. The MG TF 1500 continued to sell well right up and till the launch of the all-new MGA in 1955. Despite being the last of a long line of T-Series MG sportcars the TF 1500 is today highly sought after. Between 1954-1955 over 3200 MG TF 1500's were produced.

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1466ccS4 OHVMG T-type engine (XPAG)72mm x 90mm8.3
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
85 mph19.5 s27 mpg63 bhp 5000
Brakes
FrontRearComment
DrumDrum
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
29 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster Bonhams 11 Oct 2013 Not sold
19 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster Bonhams 25 May 2013 €10500.00 €12075.00
156 MG Tf 1500 Coys 13 Apr 2013 - €29463.00
121 MG TF1500 Coys 13 Oct 2012 - £13640.00
121 MG TF 1500 Barons 27 Feb 2012 £15000.00 -
479 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster Bonhams 10 Sep 2011 £22000.00 £25300.00
18 MG TF 1500 H&H Sales Limited 20 Jul 2011 Not sold
107 MG TF 1500 Coys 16 Jul 2011 - £24780.00
103 MG TF 1500 Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 11 May 2011 £16400.00 -
338 MG TF 1500 Coys 8 Mar 2011 Not sold
130 MG A 1500 Roadster Barons 27 Oct 2009 £11250.00 -
826 1954 MG TF 1500 Roadster Bonhams 27 Sep 2008 $32000.00 $37440.00
134 1954 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster Bonhams 21 May 2007 €17000.00 €19550.00
712A 1956 MGA 1500 Roadster Bonhams & Butterfields 21 Apr 2007 $14500.00 $16965.00
008 1955 MG TF 1500 H&H Sales Limited 26 Jul 2006 £12000.00 -
030 1955 MG TF 1500 H&H Sales Limited 21 Feb 2006 £21500.00 -
213a 1968 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto Coys 14 Jan 2006 Not sold
204 1954 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster Bonhams 16 May 2005 €18000.00 €20700.00
054 MG TF H&H Sales Limited 7 Apr 2004 £15500.00 -
150 MG TF (1954) Coys 5 Dec 2002 - £12350.00
107 MG TF Roadster (1954) Coys 5 Dec 2002 Not sold
124 MG TF 1500 (1955) Coys 5 Dec 2002 - £14997.00
038 MG TF (1955) BCA 17 Jun 2002 Not sold
021 MG TF 1500 (1954) Poulain LeFur 9 Jul 2001 £148000.00 -
035 MG TF (1955) Barons 17 Apr 2001 Not sold
062 MG TF (1954) Coys 13 Jan 2001 Not sold
021 MG TF (1954) Coys 11 Dec 2000 Not sold
1877 MG Midget TF 1500 (1954) Bonhams & Brooks 4 Dec 2000 - £10925.00
79A MG TF (1954) BCA 27 Nov 2000 - £9630.00
467 MG TF 1500 (1955) Brooks 29 Jul 1999 £16000.00 -
037 MG TF 1500 (1955) H&H Sales Limited 28 Jul 1999 £13750.00 -
618 MG TF 1500 (1954) Brooks 14 Apr 1999 Not sold
074 MG TF Midget (1954) BCA 12 Apr 1999 £2000.00 -
469 MG Midget TF (1954) Brooks 23 Jul 1998 Not sold
075 MG TF Midget (1954) BCA 15 Jun 1998 Not sold
015 MG TF Sports (1955) H&H Sales Limited 3 Jun 1998 £12800.00 -
876 MG Midget TF 1500 (1954) Brooks 4 Dec 1997 Not sold
079 MG TF (1954) H&H Sales Limited 19 Nov 1997 Not sold
808 MG Midget TF 1500 (1954) Brooks 23 Oct 1997 - £10177.00
143 MG TF 1500 (1955) Christies 26 Apr 1997 - $20125.00
260 MG TF 1500 (1955) RTS Auctions Ltd 9 Mar 1997 £14150.00 -
051 MG TF 1500 (1954) Coys 3 Dec 1996 - £12075.00
033 MG Midget TF 1500 (1954) Coys 3 Oct 1996 - £15525.00
047 MG TF (1955) H&H Sales Limited 17 Apr 1996 £10700.00 -
069 MG TF1500 (1954) H&H Sales Limited 13 Jul 1995 £13000.00 -
076 MG TF 1500 (1954) H&H Sales Limited 20 Apr 1995 £11000.00 -
032 MG TF Sports (1955) H&H Sales Limited 20 Apr 1995 £12500.00 -
064 MG TF Sports (1954) H&H Sales Limited 23 Feb 1995 £9750.00 -
174 MG TF Sports (1954) Brooks 27 Apr 1993 £14500.00 -
078 MG TF (1954) ADT 19 Apr 1993 £10500.00 -
Books
Magazine Articles
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Article Buying guide - MG T-Series
106 View
Publication Practical Classics October 2010
Buying guide - MG T-Series - The quintessentially British sports car.
Article From Cradle to the grave.
62 View
Publication Practical Classics June 2003
From Cradle to the grave. MGs T-series - Traditional from the beginning, antiquated by the end, yet etched into the hearts and minds of a nation as the archetypal British open sports car.  Lloyd McNeill reads the MGs T leaves.
Article Buyer's Guide - MG TF (1953-1955)
22 View
Publication Classic Car Weekly 21 March 2012
Buyer's Guide - MG TF (1953-1955) - The original MG TF simply oozes traditional British style and charm.  MATT GEORGE offers his advice on buying one today.
Article Bridging the generation gap
92 View
Publication Classic & Sports Car December 2011
Bridging the generation gap - Is the short-lived MG TF the perfect blend of vintage looks and classic feel, or is it neither one thing nor the other? Alastair Clements investigates.
Article Phoenix Rising - MG TF v MGTF
40 View
Publication Classic Car Mart December 2011
Phoenix Rising - MG TF v MGTF - We compare the old and the new TF: one was the first car produced by the newly nationalised MG and the other was reborn by the modern MG company against all odds.
Article Buyer's Guide MG TF
24 View
Publication Classic Car Weekly 10 August 2012
Buyer's Guide MG TF - The last of the soft-top MGs is a youngtimer classic that offers unbelievable value for money - but only if you buy the right car, says MIKE LE CAPLAIN.
Article Buyer's checklist MGF/TF (1995-2005)
84 View
Publication Classic Car Mart December 2010
Buyer's checklist MGF/TF (1995-2005) - MGF prices start at £500, but for that you'll be getting a laid-up project with no MoT - a similar condition TF should be about £999.  A strong example of wither car with a long MoT and decent service history will be the £2500-3500 range, while the sought after Trophy models will set you back about £5k.
Article Red wedding
92 View
Publication Classics Monthly July 2008
Red wedding- Graham Richards had little more than a year to restore his Spitfire to meet a very special deadline.
Article Twin Test - MG TF vs MGA
60 View
Publication Classic Car Mart October 2007
Twin Test - MG TF vs MGA - If you want to step out of a B and move back along the BG time line, is the MGA too close or the MG TF a step too far?
Article Buyers guide - Time for it - MG T-Series
130 View
Publication Classic Car Mart September 2007
Buyers guide - Time for it - MG T-Series - Looking for somewhere safe and fun to put your money? Then you should consider an MG T-series.
Article Buyer's guide - MGF/TF
94 View
Publication Classics Monthly Spring 2006
Buyer's guide - MGF/TF - Now 10 years old and as affordable as an MGB.  Buying a decent MGF/TF is a process of elimination.  Carlin Gerbich presents the hard facts.
Article Buying Power - MG TF
24 View
Publication Classic Car Weekly 21st July 2004
Buying Power - MG TF - The MG TF offers pre-war styling, but rewards spirited driving with decidedly post-war performance.  PAUL JONES investigates how to find one thats good enough to really enjoy.
Article Buyers Guide - MG TF 8500 to 20,000
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Publication Classics January 2004
Buyers Guide - MG TF 8500 to 20,000. Last of a famed pre-war line, is the MG TF a viable classic to own today? Andrew Charman finds out.
Article Classic & Sports Car April 2003 pg 102
102 View
Publication Classic & Sports Car April 2003
10 Great 10k Sports Cars. What we'd buy with the money - and what top motor people would take home as personal choices. MG TF 1250cc.
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