The MG TF was the end of an era – the true the last of the full-fendered British sports cars. It's the classic design that made us fall in love with the roadsters from Europe, and this example celebrates our driving passion.
The uniqueness of the short run of TFs includes the headlights fared into the front fenders and rake of the grille that added a bit of streamlined charm to the vintage personality. And the maroon paint is the right color to highlight these details. It draws instant attention to those headlights, as well as the best classic roadster details like the sweeping front fenders, long hood, and cut-down doors. While this is purely a British sports machine, the TF seemed to have a bit of an American influence when it came to brightwork. The unique grille makes a shining first impression, and that continues with the bumpers, hood trim, windshield frame, and accessory luggage rack. We all love the proper knock-off wire wheels with MG spinner cap, including the full-size spare mounted on the rear. The well-coordinated appearance is finished off with a tan folding top and full side curtain package. After all, few European color combos look better than a deep red and tan.
Inside these MGs are a great lesson in purist motoring. A grippy steering wheel and a manual transmission: that's all you really need. Your senses will go into overload as the wind whips through the interior and you help create the wonderful soundtrack from the motor. Being a minimalist does not mean lacking in style. This TF is especially nice as the vinyl interior gives you that ideal red/tan color combo inside and out.
The 1466cc inline-four looks nice under the hood. Those who know the TFs love the 1955 model because it has the larger motor. The classic overhead valve unit with twin SU carburetors really helps the roadster shine. The motor was built for you to go out and row through the gears of the four-speed transmission and get the most out of this powerplant. Just like the legs on a little dog, the MG's engine has a peppy attitude that's happiest when it's kicking just about as fast as it can. The light body weight and independent front suspension all contribute to this sporting attitude. That's what makes these MGs so popular: you are connected with the machine. This car needs you to get to the destination, and so when you arrive, it feels like an accomplishment and a huge sense of pride.
This roadster has the look of proper respect, because it has likely spent its whole life with the same family. So if you're looking for the ideal classic to be the new member of your family, call today!