1949 MG TC

Beautiful Restoration, Touring or Show!

$38,000

Harry's Thoughts

I love British sports cars. The MG TC is the quintessential British sports car that US GI's fell in love with after the war. They were inexpensive, simple and loads of fun!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a nicely restored 1949 MG TC roadster that is an excellent driving example that’s ready for local tours or shows. This is a rare matching numbers car from the last full year of the TC. This MG benefited from a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration and is in gorgeous condition today.  The car is a US export model (not built for the UK market) as it has the original headlight lenses and the other features unique to the US version.

This MG TC was built on the 23rd of February 1949 for the US market.  By about 1995, Marion McCleary of Naples, FL acquired the TC.  They enjoyed the MG for the next 28 years.  We are in the process of documenting the earlier history of the TC.

We love the classic look of the Racing Green exterior paint complemented with the silver powder coated wire wheels with MG knock off hubs. The paint is in overall very nice show condition. The tan Haartz cloth canvas top and tonneau cover look stunning with the Racing Green paint.  This TC features side wind deflectors, dual side mirrors and the power windshield wipers.  The chrome is in overall very good to excellent condition. The mascot is a Boyce MotoMeter and in the front is a chrome badge bar, a driving light and a horn.  In the rear is a chrome luggage rack (which is very practical) above the rear mounted spare and two larger taillights and an auxiliary third center brake light.  This MG has been upgraded for safe touring use.

The interior is also very nice, with its soft and supple biscuit leather seating and door panels. The black carpeting is newer as well and is in good condition.  The MG steering wheel feels great in your hands and the instruments work.  The clock is not working (after being rebuilt in 2015).

Mechanically, this MG needs nothing to be enjoyed. The matching numbers XPAG inline-four engine displaces 1,250 cc has dual-SU carburetors and is paired with a four-speed manual gearbox and benefits from the TCs rubber motor mounts.  It has an excellent running engine that pulls strong and doesn’t emit smoke and it shifts well through the gearbox. There are no unwanted driveline noises, and it looks great on a lift with its rust and damage free chassis that has been nicely painted and detailed underneath. The engine compartment is beautifully detailed.  It rides on Dunlop tires mounted on powered coated wire wheels with chrome MG-branded “dog ear” knock-off spinners with a full spare mounted at the rear.  The MG has benefited from the installation of a new fabric covered wiring harness.

We have this MG priced fairly under the Hagerty Price Guide No. 2, which fits perfectly with this offering.  This MG comes complete with many historical documents, two tonneau covers, MG branded car cover, Owner’s Manual, Parts Manual, Tools, Jack and Spares.  This TC does not have its side curtains (which never get used these days).

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at sales@classicpromenade.com. This MG TC is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1949 MG TC

$38,000

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LOCATION USA
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1949 MG TC
1949 MG TC

$38,000

VIN TC8007
BODY STYLE Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 63,320
GEARBOX 4-Speed
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Beige Leather
EXT COLOR British Racing Green
YEAR 1949
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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VIEWS 649

MG TC

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…
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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