One Awesome Cherry Blossom: Highly Restored 1948 MG TC Roadster

  • December 16, 2020
Why We Like It

One could argue that the MG TC is the very definition of a classic sports car. The styling, performance, and affordability made it the clear choice for those who wanted to experience the thrill of road racing, or simply a spirited drive around town. When new, the TC was praised for its “artful simplicity,” as quoted from the 1951 MOMA exhibition Eight Automobiles, where the model was included as a work of art alongside other cars, like the Porsche 356 and Mercedes SS - elite company for the little British roadster. While the TC was based largely on the earlier TA and TB models, it represented a huge step forward for MG, and it was the first MG to have an official U.S.-export variant, although still being offered only in right hand drive. Prior to those export versions being produced, many early examples of the TC were privately imported to the U.S., and their racing success in the states led directly to the popularity of MG models all the way through 1980, when MGB production stopped after 18 years and over half a million units built!

one-awesome-cherry-blossom-highly-restored-1948-mg-tc-roadster76348648-770-0@2X

one-awesome-cherry-blossom-highly-restored-1948-mg-tc-roadster76348631-770-0@2XThe fact that this TC was chosen to be displayed in the Moss Motors East Coast Showroom is an indication of the quality and workmanship that went into its restoration, which was completed by one of the most well-known classic car restorers on that side of the Mississippi. It’s finished in MG Red with a Vellum Beige interior, understandably one of the most popular color combinations. With just 125 miles since the refurbishment the apparently cost a whopping $160k, it should be well sorted, ready for years of enjoyment, and likely to win the next owner a number of “best of show” awards. 

Over the last few years restored TCs have typically sold in the $30k-$40k range at auction. The seller’s asking price is a bit above that mark, but for anyone who’s in the market for a concours quality TC, they likely won’t be able to find a better example anytime soon. With only about 10k TCs produced, they are one of the rarer post-war models from the marque, as well as being the most desirable of the T-Series cars, and when all’s said and done, we think this one is worth the premium and represents amazing value for all that’s been done to it.one-awesome-cherry-blossom-highly-restored-1948-mg-tc-roadster76348653-770-0@2X

one-awesome-cherry-blossom-highly-restored-1948-mg-tc-roadster76348642-770-0@2X

1
People reacted to this car
darkleaf999
Great photos and such a gorgeous car.
3 months