Complete nutandbolt restoration
One of an estimated 682 units officially exported to the U.S.
Righthand drive model
1.3L fourcylinder motor with dual sidedraft carburetors
Fourspeed manual transmission and 5.125 gearing
Red exterior with tan folding top and interior
19inch wire wheels
Complete tool roll
Documentation includes a binder of restoration photos plus parts and restoration and restoration guides
Youre looking at it, the singular vehicle responsible for launching Americas sports car craze, the MG TC Roadster. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1947 model, one of an estimated 682 examples officially exported to the United States, even though the steering wheel is on the wrong side of the car. This example has undergone a complete nutandbolt restoration.
One can thank World War II for igniting this twoseater euphoria. American GIs stationed in Europe discovered these small, lightweight cars and quickly discovered they were nothing like the cars they left behind. More than one GI considered what it would be like to take one home with them after the war ended; they were even willing to overlook the MGs cramped cockpit, buckboardlike ride and sedate acceleration. Having the steering wheel on the other side of the car made for some interesting times in traffic jams. Also, the cars lacked heaters and radios. Yet, its economy and simplicity outweighed its quirks.
Finished in lustrous and shiny red, this cars paint and trim are in excellent condition, including its tan, folding top. Its bodywork is straight and solid, its engine bay is extremely tidy. Up front, under the headlights is a drivers side foglight and a passengerside horn. The TC has coach door plus a windshield that folds down for true windinyourface motoring during an era when American cars had given up crankout windshields. Out back is a metal luggage rank to provide additional storage and the car has a complete tool roll.
This original sports car rolls on 19inch, silver wire wheels with center caps. Each wheel is wrapped within Dunlop tires, size 4.5019, including the rearmounted spare tire. It has a camandlever steering system along with rigid axles and semielliptic leaf springs.
Under the hood is a 1.3L fourcylinder motor dual sidedraft carburetors. Backing the engine is a fourspeed manual transmission and a 5.125:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include Lockheed hydraulic fourwheel drum brakes. It could cruise all day at 60 mph and top out at 75.
Inside, the car tan bucket seats look fantastic while the contrasting black carpet. The blackandgold, fourspoke banjo steering wheel looks exquisite, as does the walnut instrument panel with its tachometer and odometer before the driver while the passenger gets to look at the speedometer. Its in overall excellent condition. The inner door panels are in very good order.
The TC Midget was the first postwar MGand was launched in 1945. The TC is quite accurately well known as the (specific) car that caused the Sport Car craze in America. It was quite similar to the prewar TB, sharing the same 1.3L pushrod OHV engine with a slightly higher compression ratio of 7.4:1. The makers also provided information for several alternative stages of tuning for specific purposes. The XPAG engine is well known for its tunability. The TC engine was a slightly improved version of the XPAG first introduced to MG in the TB. Notable improvement was through the addition of a hydraulically (oil pressure) adjusted timing chain tensioner. All TCs utilized a (single battery) 12volt electrical system. All TCs came with 19inch Dunlop wire wheels. Automatic mechanical timing advance was built into the ignition distributor.
It was exported to the United States, even though only ever built in righthand drive.The export version had slightly smaller US specification sealedbeam headlights (seveninch buckets) and twin tail lights, as well as turn signals and chromed front and rear bumpers with over riders.
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/odometer was on the other side of the dash in front of the passenger, a nod to MGs trials history. Ten thousand and oneTCs were produced, from September 1945 (chassis number TC0251) to Nov. 1949 (chassis number TC10251), more than any previous MG model.
Competition to this MG TC in 1947 included the Crosley CC Four Convertible and the shortlived Playboy Car. Documentation includes a binder of restoration photos plus parts and restoration guides.
The Corvette is Americas Only Sports Car but even it owes its existence to the venerable MG TC. Sports car enthusiasts, English car collectors or someone who desires a fantastically restored example owe it to themselves to drop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check this classic twoseater out.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 81 miles since restoration. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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