1949 MG TC
Reg. no. PS 4094
Chassis no. TC/9553
Engine no. 2192 (the V5c still states 10184, which was the previous block number)
After WWII MG was back in production quicker than most English firms albeit with a pre-war design. The first TCs came off the production line in October 1945 with 81 of them completed that year, and at a cost of £538 it wasn\\\'t a cheap car. With the drive for exports the following year, of the 1,500 built, over half went abroad with the USA being a particularly good market. By the time production ended in late 1949 over 10,000 of the model had been made with only just over 3,000 of these being sold in Britain. It had the reputation of being the archetypal fun car with a top speed of around 78 mph and had the ability to be driven hard around corners.
Chassis 9553 left the factory in 1949 and was originally registered MG 4893. A previous owner retained that number and DVLA issued PS 4094 as an age-related plate in the time before making them non-transferable. The V5 records two previous keepers from 1979 to 2010, the year in which the vendor acquired it. Finished in an almond green with cream leather interior, the car is presented very well. When inspected, this MG with the petrol pumps primed, started easily on the button and settled down to an even tick over. The 1250cc engine pulled away easily and soon accelerated.
Since it’s purchase, the current vendor has always looked after the car as is demonstrated by the number of bills in the history file. As well as having the braking system overhauled with new linings and cylinders, the radiator was reconditioned. In 2010 the car was treated to a new beige hood in mohair as well as new side screens. These remain in excellent condition. There is also an invoice to the previous owner from Brown and Gammons for a carpet set supplied in 2001.
The only deviations from original have been done to make the car more usable in modern traffic. Turn indicators have been fitted discretely on the rear of the car and incorporated into the front sidelights. An electric fan has also been fitted to aid cooling for the radiator and it also has the addition of seatbelts. The original steering wheel suffered a break and has been replaced by a period one, but the original is being sold with the car.
Offered for sale with a good history file, the original number plates for nostalgia, many invoices and old MOTs this TC is a good representative of its marque. It is on the button and ready for a new owner to enjoy over the coming summer months.
Extra details and estimates:
£22,000 - 25,000
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