1948 MG TC (Supercharged)
MG is one of the world’s most iconic motoring brands. Founded in 1924 by Cecil Kimber, MG (which are the initials for Morris Garages) produced some fabulous cars pre-war and enjoyed much success in motoring racing. A milestone for the company occurred in 1933 when an MG Magnette K3 became the first non-Italian car to win its class at the Mile Miglia.
Today when someone mentions MG you immediately think of ‘the affordable, everyman’s sports car’, and particularly the MGB. It was, however, post-World War II that MG really brought the sports car to the people with the MG TC. The MG TA (built from 1936 – 1939) and MG TB (built from 1939 – 1940) were well regarded sports cars, but sold only in relatively small numbers. Introduced in 1945 the MG TC was in fact a very similar car to the MG TB, both visually and also mechanically sharing the same 1250 cc engine but with a slightly higher compression ratio. Although only built as right hand drive, America fell in love with the MG TC and many cars were sold to American serviceman serving in the UK and Europe at the end of the war. In fact everyone loved the TC and cars were sold to all points of the globe! Over six years of production MG sold 10,000 MG TC’s.
The MG TC was succeeded by the MG TD in 1950 and circa 30,000 cars were built before being replaced by the MG TF in 1953. Just under 10,000 TF’s were built of which one third had the 1500 cc engine. The T Series MG’s were replaced by the MGA in 1955.
Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale this stunning 1948 MG TC fitted with a period Marshall supercharger. This particular car is confirmed by the MG TC Registry as being completed on the 29th April 1948 and it is understood to have been sold new into New York in the USA.
We are still researching the car’s early history, however, it found its way to Australia at some stage and it has been a long term Queensland car. The current owner acquired the car in 2016 from MG specialists Abingdon Motors in Brisbane. At that time the car is best described as sound, but it had not been used for several years.
After enjoying his MG TC for a short time it was involved in an accident which was the catalyst for him to undertake a full restoration. The body was restored by JH Classics in Yatala, the interior was done by AAA Trimming on the Gold Coast and all the mechanical work was done by The Classic Car Clinic on the Gold Coast. The end result is a stunning MG TC!
The car has travelled very few miles since it was restored and its owner has decided to move on. The car presents and drives exceptionally well. We love the grill, the “Midge” mascot and aero screens that have been fitted to this car which give it a unique look. The original grill and windscreen will accompany the car. There is no soft top or tonneau cover.
The car is fitted with a period correct Marshall supercharger, date stamped 14.4.1948.
More information to follow soon.
- MG TC
- 18,120 miles
- 1250 cc