Completely restored exampleFinal model year of the TCRight-hand driveRed exterior with a beige manual folding top and tan leather interiorFactory replacement 1.3L OHV four-cylinder engineFour-speed manual transmissionDunlop wire wheels and rear-mounted spare tire and wire wheelFog light and exterior horn This car was part of the series that started the craziness. American soldiers and sailors flocked to these wee, two-seaters during their time in the European Theatre. Resourceful men arranged to have some of them shipped to the United States, even though they were all right-hand drive cars. Thus was MG Fever. This example has been professionally restored and is the final model year of the TC series car.
The paint and trim are of show quality and in excellent order. The bodywork is straight and solid as one would expect. The engine bay is extremely tidy and the painted wire wheels square nicely against the red exterior. Up front, a single fog light and the horn are perched above the road. A manual beige folding top completes the exterior.
This car rides on Firestone gum-dipped tires, size 4.50-19 at every corner, and includes the rear-mounted spare tire with wheel. Each tire is mounted on a Dunlop wire wheel. The wheels look fantastic.
The TC Midget shared the same pushrod-OHV engine as the TB but with a slightly higher compression ratio of 7.4:1. This example has a factory replacement 1.3L four-cylinder. It’s mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The XPAG engine is well known for its tunability. The TC engine was a slightly improved version of the XPAG first introduced to MG in the TB. Notable improvement was through the addition of a hydraulically (oil pressure) adjusted timing chain tensioner. All TCs utilized a (single battery) 12-volt electrical system. All TCs came with 19-inch Dunlop wire wheels. Automatic mechanical timing advance was built into the ignition distributor.
Inside, rich tan Connolly leather covers the split bench/buckets while a contrasting black Wilton wool carpet is nearly immaculate. A three-spoke, black steering wheel while the inner door panels match the seats and the dashboard is swathed in wood veneer for warmth. The speedometer and odometer are inoperable. A floor-mounted shifter completes the interior.
It was exported to the United States, even though the car was only ever built in right-hand drive. The export version had slightly smaller US specification sealed-beam headlights (seven-inch buckets) and twin taillights, as well as turn signals and chromed front and rear bumpers with over riders.
The body was approximately four inches wider than the TB measured at the rear of the doors to give more cockpit space. The overall car width remained the same resulting in narrower running boards with two tread strips as opposed to the previous three. The tachometer was directly in front of the driver, while the speedometer/odometer was on the other side of the dash in front of the passenger, a nod to MG’s trials history.
Over a nearly 20-year span, MG made five separate T-Type two-seat sports cars, from 1936 to 1955. 10,001 TCs were produced, from September 1945 (chassis number TC0251) to November 1949 (chassis number TC10251), more than any previous MG model.
Unintentionally, the timing was perfect as conflicts began breaking out across Europe during the mid- to late 30s. After Pearl Harbor was attacked US soldiers and sailors took a shine to these tiny cars that ditched practicality and a back seat for fun and good handling.
VIN: TC5105 EIN: XPAG A 83198
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 90 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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