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1955 MG TF 1500

Chassis number : HDC467073

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Sold for $18,700 at 2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall.
The MG TF was only produced for two years 1953-1954 as a stopgap between the MG TD and the MGA. The public reception was very poor. In order to stimulate sales in the US, a 1500cc power plant was introduced in 1954. Only 3,000 such cars were produced with 90% going to the US.

The MG TF is often considered the most desirable by collectors of the T-Series. This example is powered by a four-cylinder engine that displaces 1500cc and capable of producing nearly 65 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. When the MG TF was first introduced, it was powered by a XPAG 1250cc engine but the demands for more power by the consumers brought about the additional 250 cubic-centimeters. The consumers got what they wanted and the resulting vehicle was dubbed the MG TF 1500.

This 1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster has been treated to a frame-off restoration. There are a few imperfections in the paint, as it is an older restoration. The car contains some desirable features such as side curtains, a black top boot, and a rear mounted spare tire. The painted wire wheels and wind wings are also seldom seen features. This example was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook where it was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $18,000 - $25,000. The car was sold for $18,700.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010

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2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $18,000-USD $25,000 
Sale Price :
USD $18,700

1955 MG TF 1500 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the MG TF 1500

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 MG TF Roadster
Sold for USD$27,500
  2021 Mecum : Orlando
 
1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster
Chassis#: HDC48/8175
Sold for USD$47,040
  2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: HDB46/7254
Sold for USD$21,450
  2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads - April 2021
 
1955 MG TF Roadster
Sold for USD$55,000
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster
Chassis#: HDA16/9298
Sold for USD$20,431
  2020 Bonhams July Motoring Auction
 
1955 MG TF CVTBLE
Sold for USD$19,080
  2019 McCormick's - # 67
 
1955 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster
Chassis#: HDB468220
Sold for USD$27,707
  2019 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale
 
1955 MG Midget TF 1500 Roadster
Chassis#: HDA467370
Sold for USD$20,608
  2019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1955 MG TF
Sold for USD$17,050
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Sold for USD$24,750
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: XPEG1388
Sold for USD$31,900
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1955 MG TF Roadster
Sold for USD$19,800
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Sold for USD$27,825
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: HDE138668
Sold for USD$35,522
  2018 H & H Auction - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: 65651
Sold for USD$45,884
  2018 H & H Auctions - Duxford Motor Car Auction
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: HDA467239
Sold for USD$32,945
  2018 Coys : Grandes Marques, Maastricht
 
1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster
Sold for USD$25,097
  2017 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: HDA46/10021
Sold for USD$17,850
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: HAD 466538
Sold for USD$27,754
  2017 Coys at Fontwell
 
1955 MG TF 1500
Chassis#: HAD 466538
Sold for USD$22,498
  2017 Coys : Spring Classics
 

MG TF 1500s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1955 MG TF 1500's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 MG TF 1500TF92812022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection $45,000$75,000
1955 MG TF Roadster 2021 Mecum : Kansas City$32,000  
1955 MG TF 1500HDP 26/94472020 Webbs : Collectors' Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia $40,000$50,000
1955 MG TF 1500 2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer $25,000$30,000
1955 MG TF Roadster 2019 Mecum : Chicago$40,000$25,000$40,000
1955 MG TF Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$17,000  
1955 MG TF Roadster 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$28,000$50,000$75,000
1955 MG TF 1500 ConvertibleHDC4388282018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1955 MG TF 1500HDP26/89362018 H &H Auctions Classics & Motor Sport Hall of Fame $24,000$26,000
1955 MG TF 1500HDP26/89362018 H &H Auctions Classics & Motor Sport Hall of Fame $24,000$26,000
1955 MG TF 1500HDB26/99852018 H & H Auctions Pavilion Gardens $30,000$34,000
1955 MG TF 1500HDB26/99852017 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford $30,000$35,000
1955 MG TF-1500 Roadster 2016 Mecum : Dallas$31,000  
1955 MG TF 150066002015 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster 2015 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$33,000  
1955 MG TF 1500 CONVERTIBLEXPEG6232014 Mecum Monterey$22,000  
1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$25,000  
1955 MG TFXEPG23822013 Silver Auction Portland$21,000  
1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$26,000  
1955 MG TF 1500 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction$22,000  
1955 MG TF 1500 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$25,000  

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1955 MG TF 1500 Profiles

1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information
Roadster
Chassis #: HDC467073
Engine #: XPEG945
1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information
Roadster
Chassis #: 7415
Engine #: 1224
1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information
Roadster
Chassis #: A13460