££34,220

Auction Spring Classics March 2015

Lot Details

Lot Number 317
Reg. Number BEB 150
Chassis Number TC8434
Year 1949
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The T series of MG Midgets started with the 1292cc TA in 1936 and ran on until the last of the TFs in 1956. They set the fashion for sports cars in the 1930s and 1940s and were phenomenally successful in many forms of motor sport throughout the world. Probably no other cars have been held in such affection; there are MG car clubs in almost every country, with thousands of members holding rallies and meetings throughout the year.

The TC appeared in October 1945, almost identical to the short-lived pre-war TB. Export was the order of the day, and many American servicemen based in Europe soon succumbed to the charms of the little cars and took them home with them; Australia and South Africa were also fruitful markets. Nor is there any doubt that the TC really set the benchmark for post-war sports car racing, and blazed the trail for the other English cars such as the Austin Healey, Jaguar and Triumph.

The MG TC on offer today was rebuilt and refurbished to an excellent standard by its previous keeper in the 1980’s, who entered the car into many significant UK concours competitions throughout the 1990’s. Purchased by the current vendor in 1999, the car has covered very few miles between then and now. This lovely motor car has been cherished, polished and cleaned since.

The owner informs us the car is right on the button, with superb oil pressure and a very lusty engine which pulls very strongly. The whole car has a tight feel that befits an example with very few miles since a major restoration; it starts instantly and drives very well. The bodywork is finished in period cream , reported to be in excellent condition, and complements the green hide beautifully.

One of the finest we have seen, and complete with its original log book these perennially popular sports cars provide reliable and practical motoring for any aspiring MG owner looking to get involved in the numerous events and rallies available to these versatile and well-beloved sports cars.


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