Posted 2 months ago
Just recieved this Hubley. #432 MG. It was cataloged as Sport Car from '55-'58 and as MG in '62. They came in either all red, green or yellow in '55-'56. It was offered in '57-'58 in red with a cream seat or yellow with a black seat. Back to all red in '62. The yellow is rare and gets a 10% premium. Green, the rarest, gets a 20% premium. It's about 5 1/2" long.
I got this creampuff from the original owner in Alabama. He had it in his basement for 50-60 years. It's got low mileage with less than 2% paint loss. That and having all the original parts puts it in Hubley Collecting grading optimum condition. It has the windshield, spare and even the delicate stick shift. I didn't know these things had a stick shift, they're always missing! I guess it's supposed to be a MGTF or MGTF 1500 midget that was offered from '53-'55. This was the last of the "T" series with the classic old lines. The MGA series,that every one is probably more familiar with, had a modern design succeeded it.
A friend of mine's father had a MGTC he had restored, a real one not a diecast. I'm pretty sure it was a '48. It's the only right side drive car I've ever ridden in. I always kept reaching for a steering wheel when we came to a turn!