1955 MG TF 1500

The MG Car Company got its name from Morris Garages, dealer of Morris cars in Oxford, England, which began producing its own customized versions of Morris automobiles in the 1920s. The postwar T-series MGs continued with the pre-war traditional British sports car styling. The initial TC was not changed much as MG geared up after the war-torn manufacturing infrastructure was rebuilt. The TD and TF were modernized more significantly.

Launched in 1953, the TF was the final model in T-series. It was a more aggressively styled version of the TD but built in far smaller numbers, with production in 1955 reaching only 3,400 cars. The 1466cc engine was matched to a four-speed transmission and produced 63 horsepower.


Related Reading : MG T-series History

The MG TA Midget appeared in the spring of 1936 as a replacement for the MG PB. It featured many components borrowed from Morris. Channel sections replaced the tubular cross-members making the vehicles ride more comfortable. The suspension was provided by leaf springs and beam-axle in the front and rear. The brakes were hydraulically operated drums, a first for MG. The body shell was assembled around....
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1955 Vehicle Profiles

1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: HDC467073
Engine Num: XPEG945

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....[continue reading]

1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information

Roadster

The postwar T-series MGs (the TC, TD and TF) continued with the pre-war traditional British sports car styling of the original TA and TB. The TC was not changed much as MG geared up after the war torn manufacturing infrastructure was rebuilt. The T....[continue reading]

1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 7415
Engine Num: 1224

The TF was launched in 1953 as a 'facelifted TD with as sloping grille and the headlamps in the wings.' The following year, 1954, MG offered the TF 1500 - 1500 meaning 1466cc and 63 horsepower at 5500 RPM - using a redesigned XPEG motor. Some 3400 ....[continue reading]

1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: A13460

The TF was the final model of MG's popular T-Series. It was a more aggressively-styled version of the TD but built in far smaller number. The TF 1500 model built for the 1955 model year reached production of only 3,4000 cars. The 1500cc engine produc....[continue reading]

1955 MG TF 1500 vehicle information

Roadster

The current owner of this MG TF completed a two-year body-off restoration, featuring the addition of a period Judson supercharger. The recently completed car made its restoration debut at the 2014 Stan Hywet Concours d'Elegance.....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: HDC467073 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 7415 
Roadster
Chassis #: A13460 
Roadster
 

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1955 TF 1500
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Model Year Production

#1#2#3MG
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)17,693
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)16,250
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)13,496
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)

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