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1954 MG TF Excellent Restoration Project - No Reserve

1954 MG T-Series for sale in Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Make: MG
Model: T-Series
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1954
Mileage: 78,549
VIN: HDE 42/2707
Fuel: Gasoline
Drive type: manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for MG T-Series 1954

1954 MG TF Excellent Restoration Project - No Reserve

This is a 1954 MG TF, DE 43/2702, ngine XPAG TF / 32586 (1250cc). Originally, t was manufactured in January, 954. The engine and chassis numbers match factory records. The car chassis number 2702 is stamped into the left front frame extension and the engine number 32586 on the bronze plaque on the engine. I have a clear Kentucky Classic Title.

History: The car was in running condition when the previous owner purchased it in 1978. Hebegan a restoration effort two years later. The restoration effort did not progress past the disassembly phase, lthough the body tub was completely rebuilt with new wood byWilliam Thompson of Greensboro, orth Carolina. New door latches and handles werefitted. The replacement wood floor boards are unused. The car and all its parts havebeen stored in a garage since 1980. They are now located in Lexington, entucky.

Looking ahead:The MG-TF is an excellent restoration project that with diligent work could be accomplished in the next 9 months just in time for the 25th Annual Convention of the North American MCG Register in summer 2016, ouisville, entucky. The TF's are incredibly fun to drive and this past summer at the 2015 Greenwich Concours Europa, beautifully restored and "driven to all events" 1954 MG TF was awarded both "Best English Sports Car 1954-1960" and "People's Choice" award in competition amoungst 125 of the most professionally restored and expensive European foreign cars invited to display at the show, eating out Ferraris,Lamborghinis, aguars, orsches and even a Cistitalia. (credit to "Meshing Gears Newsletter - August 2015, G Car Club Central Jersey Centre".)

Condition: All instruments are present. The tachometer and speedometer were tested for operation. The white paint on the needles and numbers is somewhat yellow and cracked in spots. The odometer has 78,549 miles on it. I have no way to verify that this is accurate. The windscreen wiper system is complete including the motor. The windscreen itself is complete with the chrome in excellent condition. The generator and starter bench tested good.

The original interior panels are absent, he seats are presently black vinyl and haveobviously been recovered. The hood is a black AMCO replacement, s are the four sidecurtain coverings. These are in fair-to-good condition and would probably be useable,but are far from show condition. The plastic windows are slightly yellowed with age.The engine can be turned with the hand crank, ut it appears to have been rebuiltshortly before the previously owner purchased the car. My impression is that thegaskets are in too good shape to be original and that the engine did not havesubstantial miles put on it after the rebuild. The transmission shifter moves smoothlybetween all gears. 1-1/2 inch SU carbs with low profile chrome air cleaners are present.

The left wing has been inexpertly leaded along the outside edge of the headlamp protrusion as well as an area toward the front outside of the wing. The front outside of the right wing has a few minor dents. My local body shop stated it would take them about 15 hours of labor to correct the wings and get them ready for final painting. There are no creases or tears in the wing sheet metal.

The rest of the sheet metal is in excellent shape - great shape actually. All of the sheetmetal has been cleaned and primed - albeit years ago - except for the gas tank whichretains what may possibly be the original dark green paint color. There is no evidence ofrust or pitting except for very minor surface rust where the primer has been scratchedby handling over the years.

All the sheet metal appears to be original. The tires are worn and must be replaced; they hold air but are suitable only for moving the vehicle around the shop or for slow-speed towing. The muffler has a hole in it and will require replacement. The radiatorand gas tank appear to be in good shape, ut both have been empty for nearly 30years. There is just a wee bit of oil in the engine sump, ot enough to register on thedipstick.Overall, he car is 98 % - 99% complete. In general all the big pieces and most of thelittle ones are present.

However, he following items are absent:

- Front and Rear Bumpers - Available from Moss Motors
- Rugs
- Rear bumper backbar
- Cowl dashboard trim rail (wood) and cowl rubber pad - Available from Moss Motors

- Miscellaneous nuts, olts and spacers
1 - Shipping to be paid by buyer, ut we will gladly helpcoordinate arrangements tofacilitatea smooth transaction.

2 - Available to see anytime. Onsite inspection always preferred. Located in Lexington, Y close to the airport.

Please call, mail, r text David Trapp for anyadditional information at 859-983-2500. Thanks for looking!

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