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1949 MG TC

Desireable EXU Model, Last 150 TCs Made

$29,800

Harry's Thoughts

I love British sports cars, and the TC is iconic. I love the folding windscreen making it a true open roadster. The color combination is terrific, too!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a handsome example of the iconic 1949 MG TC roadster.  Of the 10,000 built, this TC is one of only 494 desirable EXU-series models built expressly for US export, and also one of the last 150 cars constructed before the company switched to production of the TD model.  It has been part of a significant Southern California collection for the past twelve years.

Its black livery is in nice overall driver-quality condition, having been repainted a few years ago.  During the repaint the rubber seals and buffers were replaced as well.  The tan Haartz cloth canvas top and tonneau cover were also replaced in the past couple years.  The chrome and stainless are original and are in driver quality condition.  One of the headlights would benefit from being re-chromed as the chrome is peeling.  The wire wheels are correctly painted silver and in nice condition.  We love the fold-down windshields featured on TCs.  This TC does not have its side curtains.

The tan leather interior is either original or was redone decades ago.  It is soft and supple but a couple seams have come undone and would need to be repaired.  One feature of the EXU TCs is that the turn signals were prominently located.

This MG TC has a matching numbers engine and the engine compartment is largely correct and in good order.  We would recommend a basic detailing and touching up the engine paint to make it presentable for shows.  Nerfine bars were added decades ago as these were popular accessories in the 1950’s.  This MG TC comes complete (the lid to the battery box is behind the seats along with additional spare parts).

For more details and information, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.  The TC remains with its owner in the Los Angeles area.

1949 MG TC

$29,800

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1949 MG TC
1949 MG TC

$29,800

VIN TC 10119 EXU
BODY STYLE Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 1,376
GEARBOX 4-Speed
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Tan Leather
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 1949
LOCATION Los Angeles, California
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 2121

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Interesting Fact: The MG TC was a part of the MG T-Type series that was produced from 1936 to 1955. This series comprised of five different models including the MG TC, and all are considered sports cars for the time they were produced. Specifically, the MG TC was only produced in 1945 and features an…
Interesting Fact: The MG TC was a part of the MG T-Type series that was produced from 1936 to 1955. This series comprised of five different models including the MG TC, and all are considered sports cars for the time they were produced. Specifically, the MG TC was only produced in 1945 and features an open two-seater body that sits directly on top of a frame. Fascinatingly enough, the MG TC was the first postwar MG vehicle produced and is credited for starting the Sport Car “craze” in the United States. In fact, this car was exported to America even though it was only ever built as a right-hand drive. From September to November of 1949, just over 10,000 TCs were produced which was more than any other MG model. The going price was equal to around $27,000 in 2020. The MG TC also uses a 1.3-liter XPAG engine that allowed the car to accelerate from 0 to 66 in a respectable 22.7 seconds. Car enthusiasts and collectors strive to find this model wherever they can due to its historical significance!

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