Sold for £19,125
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: VSK 462
Chassis No: TC / 7021
MOT: September 2023
The TC was announced within five weeks of the end of WWII. The newcomer featured the familiar dual-cowl dashboard, fold-flat windscreen, cutaway doors, swept wings and rear mounted spare wheel of its predecessor. The major change was the welcome 4in increase in the width of the cockpit. Other refinements included: improved side screens, the replacement of the twin six volt batteries with a bulkhead-mounted 12 volt one. Power came from MG's proven 1250cc OHV XPAG unit, a slight rise in compression ratio lifting output to 54.4bhp and raising the top speed to almost 80mp. It sold exceptionally well, with immense interest in the United States to the point it is stated the TC was responsible for starting the American craze for the British Sportscar. 10,001 TCs were produced with notable owners including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, who owned one before marrying Queen Elizabeth in 1947.
A factory right-hand drive example exported to the US when new, this 1949 TC was repatriated to the UK by its current owner in 1991. Manufactured in a pleasing MG Red with matching Red leather interior, ‘VSK 462’ benefits from the desirable Italmechanica Supercharger upgrade. Now in current ownership for some 31 years, this TC was partially stripped and rebuilt by the vendor in preparation for sale and is offered with an MOT valid until 20 September 2023 for good measure. Included with the vehicle is a number of MOT certificates dating back as far as 1993 and a small collection of previous invoices. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and interior trim all as ‘Very Good’.
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Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 20th Oct, 2022
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