1947 MG TC
GAA Classic Cars
March 2-5, 2016
This British roadster shows extremely well with only minor imperfections on an older restoration. Finished in a British Racing Green? The paint seems ok however the body lines appear to be very good for this type of car.
Interesting that the car has an optional rear bumper installed and no front bumper. Yes front and rear bumpers where an option. Seems crazy! All the trim looks to be present and in nice condition. It is important to purchase a car like this without missing too many parts or you can find yourself spending more time locating parts than driving the car. The large wire wheels look oversize for the car which is normal for the British.
The convertible top fits very well, and the rear window is a little faded. The tan factory window skirts with plexiglas fits and look good, functioning well as designed.
Inside, the green seats and rear cargo compartment look great with no major signs of wear visible. The matching green door panels and carpet are a striking contrast to the green exterior of the car and look fantastic. The original equipped “Banjo” style steering wheel is in very good condition.
This nicely represented MG TC is equipped with an inline 4-cylinder engine, and possibly a 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, a rigid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and drum brakes.
This “barn find” or should we say “find” MG TC epitomizes England’s sports car scene in the early fifties when this roadster was one of the most recognizable figures in Britain!