1953-1955 MG TF Midget

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The TF launched in 1953 was a facelifted TD, fitted with the TD Mark II engine, headlights fared into the fenders, a sloping radiator grille and a new pressurized cooling system along with a simulated external radiator cap.

The 1954 engine, now designated XPEG, was enlarged to 1466 cc by increasing the bore to 72 mm (2.8 in) giving 63 bhp (47 kW) at 5,000 rpm and the car was designated the "TF1500".

Production ended on 4 April 1955 after 9,602 TFs had been manufactured, including two prototypes and 3,400 TF1500s. The TF was superseded by the MGA.

The TF name was reused in 2002 on the mid-enginedMG TF sports car.

1953 MG TF
Production 1953-1955
Body style(s) 2-door roadster
<Engine(s) 1250 cc XPAG type I4
1466 cc XPEG type I4
Length 147 inches (3734 mm)
Width 59 inches (1500 mm)
Height 52.5 in (1334 mm)[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Second Hand car guide supplement". Practical Motorist 6 Nbr 68: between pages 768 & 769. date April 1960. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "The M.G. Midget Series TD Road Test". The Motor. October 8, 1952. 
  3. ^ Green, Malcolm (1997). MG Sports cars.. London: CLB International.. ISBN 1-85833-606-6. 

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