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Classic Red | Roadster | 3 Speed Manual | 1,200 cc 4 Cylinder | 00102 miles showing | SOLD
Few initials have such worldwide recognition as “MG.” Initially standing for Morris Garages, the place where Cecil Kimber transformed ordinary Morris cars into sporting machinery like a modern day AMG or Abarth, they have become virtually synonymous with the term “sports car.”
Light two-seater bodies and modified suspension made the cars nimble, and a racing program in the 1930’s spread their fame. MG’s won 37 major events in five years and set a number of records, among them the first 750-cc car to break 120 mph and the first 1,100-cc vehicle to top 120 mph.
The first of the T-type MG’s arrived in 1936, the 1,292-cc, pushrod engine TA. It set Sports Car styling for the next 20 years, with deep-cutout doors, sweeping fender lines and a slab-shaped petrol tank at the rear.
Sales saw a great lift when a Life Magazine photographer shot one being driven underneath a big lumber carrier on a Los Angeles Street. Many soon found their way into amateur racing as well.
MG’s post-war return came at the 1945 London Motor Show with the new TC model, wider than the TB but in the same idiom and fitted with the shorter stroke and more powerful 1,250-cc XPAG engine.
On consignment with us now and seeing light use after having been restored from the ground up to exacting standards by a previous railway engineer owner over a period of 10 years, this absolutely superb 1949 MG TC remains resplendent in its original Classic Red over Red leather trim.
Correct in every sense and said to be Australian delivered and numbers matching, the dashboard displays its complete set of the correct instruments mounted to the Bronze panel wihth black writing, including the green fuel light surrounded by its correct Rexine trim and the odometer reads just 102 miles since restoration.
The new Fawn hood is in outstanding condition and the pristine engine bay displays the correct Dark Red block enamel, original MG badging and body numbering all in incredibly well-maintained condition. This would have to be one of the finest in the country.
The drive is also sensational, it’s sure-footed and solid. This isn’t exactly Porsche 911 territory but the spirited and classic sports car feel in a superbly restored MG TC is unrivalled on road. The acceleration is surprising and revving the engine out through the H-pattern transmission is addictive.
Accompanying the car is a photographic log of the restoration, a raft of MG TC manuals and the coveted TC’s Forever book that encompasses every aspect of the model from creation to the end of production.
One of the finest in the country, this incredible MG TC is a must own and experience and one of the most coveted cars in the storied history of MG