1946 MG TC
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 106
Year : 1946
Engine Size : 1323cc
Colour : Red
Interior : Red
Registration No. : GR 8671
Chassis No. : TC1525
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Developed from the original TA Series Midget, introduced in 1936, the TC made its debut immediately after the end of the Second World War, soon becoming MG's best-selling sports car. Exactly 10,000 cars were produced. The TC was a lightly-modified version of the TB with the same engine, transmission and running gear, but with a slightly widened cabin, and minor changes to the rear suspension. Independent tests confirmed a top speed of 75mph, and an easy cruising speed of more than 60mph. All TCs had centre-lock wire spoke wheels, and a big, exposed, slab fuel tank, with a fold-back soft top and removable canvas side screens for weather protection.
We are informed by the owner that this early example has had just six owners since 1946. A previous owner commenced its restoration in 1997 but died in 2009, before the work could be finished. The car was then acquired by noted Alvis restorer Roger Gooding who completed the car in 2014. Immediately afterwards it was purchased by the vendor. Described as having very good bodywork, paintwork, replacement engine and interior, a recent trip to Northern Spain was enjoyed without any problems. Accompanied by correspondence and invoices dating back to 1987, assorted MoTs and a Swansea v5 document, this smart Midget also benefits from a set of sidescreens and tonneau with matching new hood.