<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764

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Lot 182¤
1949 MG TC MIDGET

Sold for US$ 41,800 inc. premium
1949 MG TC MIDGET

Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU
Engine no. XPAG/9764

1,250cc Supercharged OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single SU Carburetor
Approximately 70bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Beam Axle with Leaf Springs - Live Rear Axle 
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Exquisitely restored example of the classic TC
*Fitted with period-correct Arnott Supercharger
*Appropriately equipped with many performance accessories
*Offered with copy of MG Works Chassis Ledger
*Great touring MG for club events



THE MG TC

The right-hand drive TC Midget appeared in 1946, and was almost identical in appearance to the pre-war Types TA and TB. The sporting little MG was brought to the US in considerable numbers by GIs returning from England and soon gained a strong following, especially in California and on the east coast. These MGs had many endearing features, including a slab fuel tank, 19-inch diameter wire wheels, folding windshields and octagonal dashboard instruments. Sales got 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, and almost every one of the legendary American sports car champions of the post-war era began their careers in a TC. 


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Here is a delightful example of the diminutive, classically styled two-seat roadster that is credited with sparking America's love affair with imported sports cars after World War II. According to records from the MG Factory archives, this TC was completed at the Abingdon works on June 24th, 1949, and completed with the EXU chassis prefix, indicating the car was built for Export, and most likely destined for the US market. Only 454 such EXU examples were officially imported into the US in 1949, accounting for fewer than 5% of all TC models built.

This sporting TC was formerly part of the prominent Texas-based Gene Ponder and John O'Quinn Collections, and has since 2012 resided in another world-class collection of rare European and American collector cars. The MG presents beautifully throughout, and it is apparent that a comprehensive restoration has been performed. Most excitingly though, are all the period-correct, yet not factory installed performance accessories equipped on the car today, such as quick-release filler caps, convex Lucas headlamps and accessory lights, aluminum brake drums, and last but not least the crank-driven Arnott Supercharger, increasing the lithe sport car's horsepower by as much as 30%. For those collectors looking for an exquisitely presented T-Series MG, capable of participating in driving events and Concours shows alike, this outstanding example is worthy of serious consideration.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car has been upgraded with a 5-Speed transmission.Please note that this car is titled as a 1950, and its correct engine number is XPAG9767.
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<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
<B>1949 MG TC MIDGET<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. TC/9064/EXU<BR />Engine no. XPAG/9764
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