1948 MG TC


MG is a British automotive marque founded by Cecil Kimber in the 1920s, and M.G. Car Company Limited was the British sports car manufacturer that made the marque famous.

Best known for its open two-seater sports cars, MG also produced saloons and coupes, with engines up to three litres in size and 3.5 L in the case of the MGB GT V8.

MG cars had their roots in a 1920s sales promotion sideline of Morris Garages, a retail sales and service centre in Oxford belonging to William Morris. The business’s manager, Cecil Kimber, modified standard production Morris Oxfords and added MG Super Sports to the plate at the nose of the car.

MG underwent many changes in ownership over the years. Morris’s Nuffield Organization merged with Austin to create the British Motor Corporation Limited (BMC) in 1952. Its activities were renamed MG Division of BMC in 1967, and so it was a component of the 1968 merger that created British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC).

Debate remains as to when MG car production started, although the first cars, rebodied Morris models that used coachwork from Carbodies of Coventry and known as “Kimber Specials”,bore both Morris and MG badges. Reference to MG with the octagon badge appears in an Oxford newspaper from November 1923, and the MG Octagon was registered as a trademark by Morris Garages on 1 May 1924.

In 1928, the company had become large enough to warrant an identity separate from the original Morris Garages, and The M.G. Car Company was used from March of that year. In October, for the first time, a stand was taken at the London Motor Show.

The MG T-Type is a series of body-on-frame open two-seater sports cars that were produced by MG from 1936 to 1955. The series included the MG TA, MG TB, MG TC, MG TD, and MG TF Midget models. The last of these models, the TF, was replaced by the MGA. Although the design was similar to contemporary cars of the 1930s, it came to be considered outdated by the 1950s.

The MG TC was the first postwar MG, and was launched in 1945. It was quite similar to the pre-war TB, sharing the same 1,250 cc (76 cu in) pushrod-OHV engine with a slightly higher compression ratio of 7.4:1 giving 54.5 bhp (40.6 kW) at 5200 rpm.

All TCs utilized a (single battery) 12-volt electrical system, and all TCs came with 19″ Dunlop wire wheels. Automatic mechanical timing advance was built into the ignition distributor.

The body was approximately 100 mm wider than the TB measured at the rear of the doors to give more cockpit space. The overall car width remained the same resulting in narrower running boards with two tread strips as opposed to the previous three. The tachometer was directly in front of the driver, while the speedometer/odometer was on the other side of the dash in front of the passenger, a nod to MG’s trials history.

10,001 TCs were produced, from September 1945 (chassis number TC0251) to November 1949 (chassis number TC10251), more than any previous MG model.


Painted in the stunning British Racing Green colour with matching green leather trim, this MG TC ticks all the boxes!

Currently set up for regularity trials and is currently unregistered, but has been on full NSW and Historic registration in the past.

The car has a lot of restoration work done in the last ten years with most of the components being replaced or rebuilt. Items like; new stub axles assemblies, new water pump, radiator rebuilt, generator rewound, cast iron brake drums fitted, fuel tank cleaned and chemically sealed and the new braided brake lines.

The engine was rebuilt by Percy Hunter with a billet cam and steel flywheel fitted.

The car has a bolt in Roll Bar fitted which means it is easily removable if needed.

As well as the 16” wheels that are fitted, including relatively new tyres, the car also comes with a full set of 15” and 19” wheels.

Boxes and boxes of usable spare parts are included.

Interestingly the all the previous owners have managed to keep all the history on the car which dates to the 1960.

This is great car for anyone that wants to go cruising on one weekend, and then off to the track on the next. This is the benefits of owning an MG!

We are extremely proud to offer this car through The Collectable Auction House.

Please contact us to arrange an inspection – you will not be disappointed!

Car is sold unregistered. Ideal car though, for Historic registration.