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Name: Tom Reu
Comment: 1947 MG TC
If you are interested call at 310 833 1666
I am listing it on Hemmings in a few days at $30,000, with the following introduction.
This MG TC came over from England at the beginning of the British Sports Car Invasion in 1947. It was registered in Lederach, Pennsylvania by Frank S in 1948. He raced in the Hershey, Springtown, Fleetwood, Duryea hill climbs, the Marboro 12-hour race and other amature events in the Pennsylvania area. It was completely restored by Leydon Restorations, Lahaska, PA in 1980/82. It is our understanding that the ~7500 miles on the odometer was accumulated after the restoration. I have 42 pages of letters and invoices documenting Leydon’s restoration and other service. The MG became Frank’s Sunday touring car. Frank is listed in the New England MG ‘T’ Registry as #6147in the 1987 and 1992 Membership Directory. Frank went on to compete with his Austin Healy and AC Bristol. He raced all over the East Coast including the Twelve Hours of Sebring. He competed at the semi-professional level with Ken Miles and Roger Penske. He drove the MG TC across country to California where he lived until he passed away. He was a regular at the San Diego British Car Day. I am attempting to fill in some of the dates.
His son Peter inherited the MG TC and used it as a Sunday Driver sparingly. He owned a Austin Healy Bug Eye Sprite and raced anther Austin Healy Sprite. Several years ago, Peter became our son-in-law, unfortunately, he died Christmas eve 2020. I am selling the car on behalf of my daughter and twelve year old grandson.
The TC is located in San Pedro (Los Angeles) CA. it is mechanically in very good condition and runs well. Engine oil pressure 60 psi with engine operating at 75 degrees C. Cylinder pressure 134 plus or minus 2psi, all 4 cylinders. Cosmetically it has a very clean body, metal frame clean, solid, no rust and wood structure very clean and solid. Upholstery clean, soft, no cracks, no tears. The top is like new. Side curtains very good. Tonneau, small tear. Cover for retracted convertible top is new, needs attachment points sew in. I have a lot of Frank’s and Peter’s records and memorabilia related to this TC, which I will gladly share with serious buyers.
If you are interested call me at 310 833 1666
If you think you recognize it from its East Coast or California history, I would like to hear from you.