As the final evolution of MG’s famed and influential prewar ‘Midget’, the 1953-1555 TF remained close to its delightful stylistic roots with select visual refinements while offering a far better driving experience including many mechanical updates. Among them were the independent front suspension and improved chassis ushered in by the prior TD Mk II. Early TFs are powered by MG’s long-running XPAG 1,250cc engine, succeeded for the last ‘54-‘55 cars produced by the 63hp, 1,500-cc XPEG engine. While its run was relatively brief, the TF was particularly successful in America and bought its maker some precious time while the new, envelope-bodied MGA was developed. According to marque experts, just 6,200 examples of the TF were produced in all.