1947 MG TC The Red Car

Private seller / Contact Seller
Petersburg, Virginia, United States

Technical data for 1947 MG T-Series

Make: MG
Model: T-Series
Year: 1947
Mileage: 90,000
Engine: XPAG
Vehicle Title: Clear
Please read carefully. If you read Don Standford's book, The Red Car as a kid, this one will bring back memories. This 1947 MG-TC is the rare thing one might call a "driver," a car that you can use and enjoy while it appreciates—not a nut and bolt show car brought out only for special occasions. The reserve is priced accordingly.The history of the car is this: It was purchased in 1971 from Harry K. Sibley, a Cornwall, England dealer in classic MGs and other marques. (I personally bought a TA from Sibley in that same year). His cars were known to be decent drivers. In this case, the car features a BMC "Gold Seal" XPAG remanufactured engine installed before export to the U.S.The prior owner had the car repainted red and, I was told, put less than 1000 miles on it before it went into long-term storage. Now it is on the road again. It runs beautifully and features many new parts, including: New S.U. H2 carburetors, new wheel cylinders all around, a new master cylinder, new fuel pump and engine compartment fuel lines, new tune up, points, rotor etc., new fuel tank sending unit.I had wanted to keep this car for a long while, but a back problem and family issues force me to sell it now.The top bows are present, with a rough top, and needs to be installed again. There are no side curtains, Fittings for those curtains on the doors are needed. So is the low fuel warning light on the dash. The expensive work has been done. What's left is largely cosmetic. The car was originally dark green but the prior owner repainted it in red. It could be buffed out and touched up, but there are some rough spots on the bonnet. Some small trim pieces like the slot for the bonnet on the radiator shell are needed. The wheels were originally silver and are now black and need repainting. The tires are like NEW, and during storage they never touched the ground.The seats and door panels are in nice shape, though I am told they are vinyl. They look and feel like leather so I'm not certain as to the truth of this. The rear shelf compartment needs upholstery on the wheel wells and I have seen the matching green available at Moss Motors.The body is solid, as is the frame and all the wood. There is a minor hole at the base of the wheel well on the driver's side that could be easily repaired. The rear fenders are fiberglass, I am told, but they look great.Bottom line, this is a great candidate for driving around all summer, and then restoring down the line. The expensive work has been done; everything left is just fun. And, my reserve is very modest for a car like this.Down payment of $1000 due withing 24 hours. Balance within 7 days. The car is located 20 miles south of Richmond Virginia at the intersection of I-95 and I-85, making pickup easy and convenient.

On Feb-02-18 at 19:23:29 PST, seller added the following information:

I will add more pictures this weekend.Also, I neglected to mention a couple of positives and one negative. The clutch was apparently replaced at the time the remanufactured engine installation. The new brake master cylinder is one of the superior brass models, much more sturdy and reliable than the originals. And the car received a new wiring harness during the time it was painted.On the negative side, the fender mirrors were re-situated at some point, and the nickel size round holes where they originally went remain. They can easily be filled if and when the car is repainted. They have become so un-noticeable to me that I neglected to mention them initially in this listing. Again I will add pix. Thank you.

On Feb-04-18 at 13:44:16 PST, seller added the following information:

Chassis number is TC3504, built on September 8, 1947.

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