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The Original MG TD Midget


These pages contain information that relate to the history of the MGTF. A brief overview of the history of the MGTF is cited along with production information, a list of reported production exceptions, and a section on accessories or dealer add ons.

A Brief History of the MGTF

This page contains a very brief history of the MGTF. More in-depth information can be obtained from many books on the subject including those found in our book review pages.

Production Information

These pages contain production numbers, dates, and the time-line for various changes to the MGTF during it's production run.

Noted Exceptions to Production Data

The documentation kept during production was better than the earlier cars, but was still incomplete and limited. In addition most of that docuementation was destroyed when MG ceased production or even before, as it was assumed not to be of value. The information quoted in the production section is the best there is available but cannot be considered absolute. There may have been exceptions to this data. In this section I offer you reported deviations to what is generally accepted as a production fact. These elements are generally unsubstantiated by any known factory data although some attempt has been made to ensure that they are true by myself or the reporting party. You decide for yourself if these deviations are factory originated or just a normal modification of that particular cars history.

The MGTD/TF in America

A short history on the MG TD's and TF's impact on the United States sports car scene during the early 1950's.

Aftermarket and Dealer Add-Ons

The aftermarket accessories for the MGTF where very popular, especially in the United States. Everything the factory forgot to include was immediately available to avid MG enthusiasts worldwide by various third parties. Includes a mixture of pictures of items and from period advertisements.

Factory and Dealer Documentation

These pages contain items that may have been included with the car from the factory or supplied by a dealer during the sale of the MGTD/TF. Also depicted is information that was utilized during the sale or delivery of the MGTD/TF and is supporting production.

MGTF Press Release

The press release of the original 54 MGTF Midget.

EX176 Engines

In addition to the 1,248cc XPAG and 14,66cc XPEG engines used in production T-series MGs, the factory made a third, derivative engine for racing purposes.

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