<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550

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Lot 333¤
1948 MG TC Midget

Sold for US$ 22,550 inc. premium
1948 MG TC Midget
Chassis no. TC/6256
Engine no. XPAG 6550

1,250cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Side-draft Carburetors
54bhp at 5,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Beam Front - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Two owners from new
*Has spent its entire life in Massachusetts
*Largely original
*The car that kindled America's love of European sportscars


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 a two-owner from new, mostly original example 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. Maintained by its original, Massachusetts owner from delivery until his passing around 2003, the car has been lovingly maintained and cared for with a single, older repaint being the only major work completed since the car left the Abingdon works.

This MG, finished in racy red paint, while neatly accented by the burgundy interior and red radiator grille, presents in elegantly patinaed condition throughout. More recently a new brake master cylinder has been fitted and two valves have been replaced. For those collectors looking for an well-loved T-Series MG, capable of participating in driving events and local shows alike, this example is worthy of serious consideration.

Footnotes

  • Please note this car is titled under the engine number.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the correct chassis number is TC/6156.
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<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
<b>1948 MG TC Midget</b><br />Chassis no. TC/6256<br />Engine no. XPAG 6550
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