A fascinating MG TC and one of the earliest recorded.
Excellent value for a rebuilt 1945 all matching Nos. TC.
- Model Type
- 2-seat sports
- Registration No.
- WXG 188
- Engine No.
- XPAG 1045
- Chassis No.
- TC 0421
This is a very interesting , quite fascinating TC now that we have had time to look into its history. An original UK home market car produced very soon after the factory returned to car production as early as 1945, bearing the chassis No. TC 0421. Although it spent much of its life in Canada (probably accompanying a wartime soldier returning home) it seems to have received a charmed life remaining almost untouched and original until its return to the UK in 2015.
Although I can't find out (up to now) where the recent rebuild was done, a full chassis restoration was carried out with new exhaust, new brake components, new hub bearings, king pins and rebuilt wheels. The engine is in excellent order with very sharp performance and is the original engine it left the factory with. All numbers match including gearbox and axles and all brass ID plates are present.
The body, although restored, is the original, as are the original panels, bonnet, wings and radiator. (Makes such a difference to door 'shuts' & line.).
The usual XPAG oil leaks have been thoroughly rectified, and we are completing the last task now of improving the steering which can be the 'Achilles Heel' of the TC model as most people know.. This will be completed by time you read this.
The gauges are the originals, chronometric, with full centre panel, new cables, fuel warning lamp and 30mph light as fitted to the early TCs. A new loom is installed together with new coil, fuel pump and battery.
The car has been resprayed in cellulose in its original colour........Sequoia Cream, and it is an excellent finish. The car is completed with tan leather upholstery and interior panneling, matching carpets and all new beige roof and tonneau but no s/screens. Some US history, new DVLA V5 with proper age related No., and original factory manual all accompany this charming TC.
Its not a concours car, but in really nice condition for driving, with room for a little cosmetic improvement which is enjoyable. Altogether an interesting and fascinating car at remarkable value. Get to see it as soon as you can.