1947 MG  TC  Chassis no. TC.3781

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1947 MG TC MIDGET

Sold for US$ 60,500 inc. premium
1947 MG TC MIDGET
Chassis no. TC 3781
Engine no. XPAG 4501

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

*Absolutely stunning no expense spared restoration
*Fitted with Supercharger and other appropriate performance upgrades
*Beautiful dark blue over red livery
*One of the finest examples available anywhere


THE MG TC

The right-hand drive TC Midget first appeared in 1946. 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 of these MGs 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, and almost every one of the legendary American sports car champions of the post-war era began their careers behind the wheel of a TC.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here, is one of the best-restored examples of the diminutive, classically styled two-seat roadster that is credited with sparking America's love affair with imported sports cars post-World War II. This spectacular TC was completed at the Abingdon works in the fall of 1947, and is believed to have been delivered new to the US. The TC has had just a few owners from new, and is believed to be a low mileage example.

This MG, finished in an elegant dark blue, while neatly accented by the red interior and radiator grille, presents in exceptional condition throughout, and has been treated to a comprehensive, nut and bolt restoration – a level rarely seen on an MG. Both mechanical and cosmetic parts of the car have been recommissioned or restored. Tasteful performance upgrades include the crank-driven supercharger, increasing the lithe sport car's horsepower by as much as 30%, and a wood rimmed steering wheel to hang on to in the hairpins. Offered from a world-class collection of rare European collector cars, this TC is complete with tools, convertible top and tonneau cover, and is fitted with proper Classic Dunlop tires. 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.
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1947 MG  TC  Chassis no. TC.3781
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1947 MG  TC  Chassis no. TC.3781
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1947 MG  TC  Chassis no. TC.3781
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1947 MG  TC  Chassis no. TC.3781
1947 MG  TC  Chassis no. TC.3781
1947 MG  TC  Chassis no. TC.3781
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