Lot 270 - 1949 MG TC
|Odometer reading||4,180 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,880|
The TC Midget was the first post-war MG launched in 1945. It was quite similar to the pre-war TB, sharing the same 1250cc pushrod-OHV engine with a slightly higher compression ratio of 7.4:1 generating 54bhp at 5200rpm. The makers also provided several alternative stages of tuning for 'specific purposes'. The body was approximately four inches wider than the TB, measured at the rear of the doors to give more cockpit space. The overall car width remained the same resulting in narrower running boards with two tread strips as opposed to the previous three. The tachometer was directly in front of the driver while the speedometer was on the other side of the dash in front of the passenger.
This 1949 MG TC was purchased by the vendors husband in 1967 from the forth listed owner in the buff log book, all of which lived in Surrey and the car carried the registration number EW9. The TC was subject to a complete restoration from 1999-2001 to concourse standards. It has only covered about 3,000 miles since then and has been shown at many MG car club events and local car shows including Brooklands. Fully maintained in his ownership he recently replaced the rear wheels with the larger option giving better traction. One of its last outings was on the television program 'For the Love of Cars', an episode which featured an MG TC restoration and sale. Finished in British racing green with tan interior and matching weather equipment this excellent TC is supplied with a V5C registration document, old log books including the buff log book issued in 1956 and a file containing invoices and old MoT test certificates. This TC is in excellent condition throughout and is great fun to drive.