Lot 182 - 1948 MG TC
|Engine Number||XPAG 5431|
|Odometer reading||1,081 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,880|
The TC Midget was the first postwar 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'. It was exported to the United States even though only ever built in righthand drive. 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.
Presented in delightful Woodland Green with a matching Apple Green leather interior and equipped with tan mohair full weather equipment including hood and side screens, this original home-market example is in fabulous condition. Originally acquired by the vendor in 2012 from renowned MG specialist Barry Walker, it had already undergone an extensive program of restoration in 2006 with a further 4,800 spent maintaining this TC to the highest of standards since purchase. Complete with a history file and full 12 month MoT test certificate (with no advisories), this extremely accurately restored example is, quite simply, stunning.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.