Front Cover: TF2680 – 155 UYS

This 1954 TF1250 is only for sale due to the owner recently being told that he has a terminal illness.

Purchased in 2004 by him as a restoration project, he has spent the last 12 years (car completed in 2016) on a total rebuild of the vehicle.

Built as a RHD car for export, the Heritage Certificate shows it went to ‘K’ (believed Kenya).

A matching numbers example, it somehow made its way from Kenya to The Netherlands in 1964, where it seems to have sat in a barn, in the ownership of the same family, for quite a few of those years.

From inspection when it arrived in the UK, the car appeared to have been basically unmolested. It had been given a light respray over the original paintwork and even the original seat covers were found under the replacement covers.

A complete photographic record of the rebuild shows that the car was taken down to the chassis (chassis blasted) and was given a bare metal respray. Everything has been professionally rebuilt from the engine (crankshaft reground and Brown & Gammons seals fitted) through to rear axle, suspension, carburettors, instruments, etc. The gearbox was rebuilt by Classic and Sports Cars Essex, https://www.classicandsportscarsessex.com (Jason Waller and his father) who come highly recommended by the owner.

The original body tub has been retained, with the addition of new main sills and hinge posts. 90% of the original chrome has been kept and re-chromed. This obviously includes the bumpers where it is advantageous to restore the Factory fitments rather than use after-market items.

Shows attention to detail with the perfect fit of the bonnet.

The finished car was MoT’d by Brown & Gammons last year and is still being run-in. The owner says that it drives beautifully, a joy to drive, (especially now that the gearbox has been rebuilt) and has been described elsewhere as being “just as one could imagine it was like to drive one when new.”

Ed’s note: Whilst I have not seen the car I think from the photos and the description that this is as near as you would get to a new car! The car is located in the Norwich area and offers are invited around £34,000.

It is insured with Hagerty International for £40,000, agreed value.

If you are interested, please contact me in the first instance (I have no pecuniary interest in this matter).

I can be contacted by telephone (0117 986 4224) or by e-mail on jj(at)ttypes.org {Please substitute @ for (at)}.

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