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Barrie,
My name is John Nagy. I am thinking of buying a 1955 MG TF. I recently was invited to a car show. I am not a classic car collector or mechanic. My wife has always loved this car. It is very clean and seems to run well. The price is firm at 26,500.
I am in dire need of a hobby and thought this may be a fun project.

I am trying to determine if the deal is good, and what to check on before my purchase. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Hi John.  Thank you for the opportunity to advertise my book -

"The Essential Buyer's Guide to the MG TD, TF and TF1500".

It is available in the USA through Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/MG-TD-TF1500-1949-1955-Essential/dp/1845843525

These cars are great fun to drive, real head-turners, and yet they are simple to maintain.

Go for it, you will never regret it.  I bought mine in 1966 and I would never part with it.

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Barrie Jones

Expertise

MG Sports Cars from 1949 to 1980 - Including MGB, MGBGT V8, TF1500, TF, TD and modern Midgets. I also specialise in SU carburettors, Lucas wiring, suspension, steering & brakes.

Experience

I have owned my 1955 TF1500 since 1966. Technical specialist for the TD and TF with the MG Car Club T Register. Also owned 20 MGBs and currently own an MGBGT V8. Written 3 books on MGs and produced a DVD on how to strip and rebuild the TD/TF gearbox.

Organizations
MG Car Club.

Publications
Barrie's Notes on the 1953-55 MG TF (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB GT V8 (author). /=====/ The Essential Buyer's Guide to the MG TD, TF and TF1500. (author)

Education/Credentials
M Phil, C Eng, BSc (Eng).

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