Following the demise of the MG PB in 1936 MG launched the 2 seater MG TA as it’s replacement the same year.
3000 TA’s were up until 1939 when the TA was replaced by the TB of which just 379 were built prior to the requirements of the War Office taking precedence of the MG manufacturing facilities.
After the war with the huge demand for vehicles world wide the MG TC came into it’s own with 10,000 examples built from 1945 to 1950, when the TD, which started to break away from the look of the older models with it’s relatively small 15″ steel road wheels and chrome bumpers, was launched. 30,000 of these phenomenal export earners were built with 23,488 of them going to the USA and just 1,656 remaining for UK showrooms !
The TF as seen in todays photos at Castle Combe during last years Classic & Sportscar Action day was launched 1953 featuring headlights integrated with the front wings, for the first time in the T series. This 1954 model was fitted with a 1250 cc 76 cui motor with 56 hp which would take the car from rest to 60 mph in 18.9 secs and on to a top speed of 81 mph and return 28 mpg.
Over three years 9600 TF’s were manufactured of which all but 1057 were exported. Eagle eyed GALPOT readers with a solid state hard drive may recall the Replica Prize Winning Brazilian Avalone 11 was fashioned after the MG TF.
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