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MG TC. Black with red interior - UK car. Very original. SOLD (1946)
|MG TC Midget. First registered on 14th November 1946 in West Riding of Yorkshire by Glovers of Ripon.|
The car was delivered from the factory as it is today with black coachwork and dark red interior.
The engine and chassis numbers are correct as original manufacture.
This engine number sported the aluminium rocker cover with hinged octagonal filler cap which was only fitted on a limited run of just 250 engines, there after they became option extras.
Two days after the first registration, MG TC reg: FWU 506 was sold and delivered to its first owner, a Mr Desmond Murphy of Leeds, who kept the car until 1963.
The car was then sold to a dealer in Leeds called G.L.Murphitt LTD. Mr Murphitt obviously loved the car as he didnít sell it on but kept it for seven years before eventually allowing his friend (another car dealer based in Ireland) A Mr Jack McIwaine to buy it from him.
Mr McIwaine also loved the car and kept it for 37 years when he reluctantly sold her in 2007.
During his long ownership he completely restored the car from the ground up to a very high standard. So good in fact that the car went on to win many concourse trophies throughout the eighties and nineties. The trophies have stayed with the car and will be passed on with the car to the next carer.
Mr McIwaine reset the mileage to zero when he rebuilt the car, so we know that the car has covered only 22,000 miles whilst in his care.
A well know MG specialist dealer in the UK bought the car from Mr McIwaine and returned it to the UK where he then sold it to its present owner in Essex.
In 2008 the owner contacted my company to arrange for the head to be converted to lead-free fuel. This work was carried out and we have been looking after the car since that time, so we know the car very well.
We have fitted a fully rebuilt differential with the improved ratio of 4.875:1 giving the car greater cruising speed and a more comfortable drive.
The front axle has been checked, the stub axles crack tested and the steering box completely rebuild to transform the steering.
Most recently the owner found the car would jump out of third gear so we have removed the gearbox and fully rebuilt it. It now performance effortlessly and is a pleasure to drive.
The car is now available for viewing at our premises.
All enquiries should first be sent to: Peter Edney