1946 MG TC green
1946 MG TC greenSource: Larry814
Sturgis, South Dakota, U.S.A.
Posted: 04 Feb 2005
This car was purchased to restore and put in storage sometime in the 70's. It has not been licensed or driven since then, except for test running the engine, and a few trips around the block, last month. Its actual mileage is unknown. The car was purchased from storage in 1986, and was completely dissambled to the bare frame at that time. Since then it has had $21,000.00 invested in it. I have all of the receipts. They go with the car.
It has all new wood, and a factory Expag replacement motor with standard bore and all new mechanical parts. It starts instantly, and runs as new. The rear end was dissasembled, and totally rebuilt with all new parts. The body has zero rust and $8000.00 was spent on it's complete restoration by an experienced classic restoration specialist. This work was done in the early 90's. lt does have some scratches and one very small rear fender dent that doesn't show up in the pictures, these happening while in storage. The dent hardly shows up in person. It has a completely rebuilt brake system, with almost every component replaced. It has all new wiring, but the gauges and dash wires are not hooked up yet. The chrome wire knockoff wheels need to be blasted and refinished, and the tires are old, but hold air. The interior is real leather and was in boxes when I got the car. It is now all installed except for 3 small pieces in the back. It is beautiful. It has new carpet and steering wheel. It also has a very rare set of rear accessory bumperettes.
The top is all there, but new material will have to be purchased for it. This car even has all of the original side curtains, but the plastic is cloudy and scratched. Some of the parts that are associated with the top assembly have not been installed yet, and there are some small brackets that are probably missing as well. The car is also missing various other items that you should take into account when bidding. Some that I know of off hand are the headlight rims and sealbeams. Also a fog lamp and horn, and the rear spare tire knockoff nut. The choke cable and starter cable is also missing along with two dash lights, and some seat brackets. There are some parts in a box that I haven't figured out yet also.
I have driven this car about 3 miles in the last few weeks just to see how everything works. The front shocks are not installed, but it drives quite well with almost no rattles. The work that has been done over the past years was all done by professional people that I know personally. Please note that this car still has to be finished, but it is SO close, that there shouldn't be more than a few of weeks of work left to do. Because of the fender scratches, this would be a driver unless you want to remove and paint the fenders again.
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