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Lot 171: MG TC

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

Launched in 1945, the TC Midget was the first post-war MG, although it was quite similar to the pre-war TB, sharing the same pushrod-OHV engine; however it had a slightly higher compression ratio of 7.4:1 giving 54.5bhp (40.6kW) at 5200 rpm, the use of more modern interior elements allowed for a wider cockpit. The makers also provided several alternative stages of tuning for specific purposes. It was exported to the United States, even though only ever built in right-hand drive. Between September 1945 (chassis number TC0251) and November 1949 (chassis number TC10252), exactly 10,000 were produced, costing 527 on the home market in 1947. The tachometer was directly in front of the driver, while the speedometer was on the other side of the dash in front of the passenger. This was one of the last MG TCs produced in 1948 and is believed to have been sent back to America with an airman who was posted in the UK during the war. Little more is known regarding the history of this charming little MG, until it was repatriated back to UK shores in the beginning of 2011. Finished in arguably the best and most desirable colour combination for a TC  dark green over tan  the car is supplied with UK V5 registration document. This MG TC has to be among the most original cars on the market, and is described to be in good condition. 153 YUP represents a unique opportunity to acquire a wonderful car with a lot of character, still imbued with post-war charm.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number171
Estimate£14000-£18000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1948
Condition rating
Registration number153 YUP
Mileage-
Chassis numberTC5537
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