<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719

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Lot 199
Motorcars from the Oldenburg Family Collection
1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports

Sold for US$ 20,160 inc. premium
Motorcars from the Oldenburg Family Collection
1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports
Chassis no. TC 0275
Engine no. 719

1,250cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Two SU Carburetors
54bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Beam Axle with Leaf Springs - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Renowned MG Sports car
*Fully restored in the mid-2000s
*In the present ownership since 2006


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

"The Midget is the survival of what, in the opinion of many people, is the right sort of small sports car. It caters for those who look upon motoring not as a means to an end, but as an end in itself. Many thousands of these little cars are succeeding admirably in providing their owners with something that will, at one moment, journey forth and do the shopping and, at the next, take part in serious competitive events or tackle a 400-mile journey with zest." - The Autocar

The right-hand drive TC 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 U.S. in considerable numbers by GIs returning from England. It 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. 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.

This TC is one of the earlier cars in the production run, dating from literally the first year after the war. It was purchased by the Oldenburg Family while on a trip to California for the annual Monterey Week festivities. According to one TC registry, the car's former owner was Ed Dunn. At the time of acquisition represented a fresh out of the box restoration, a photographic record of which rebuild is on file. Over the course of the last decade and a half it has shared stable with a number of other MGs and continued to be used and enjoyed, remaining in 'very good/driver quality' condition.
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<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
<b>1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports</b><br />Chassis no. TC 0275<br />Engine no. 719
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