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EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement1250 cm (66,5 mm * 90,0 mm)
Crankshaft Triply beared with counterweights
Compression ratioApprox. 7,4 : 1
Engine controlOHV, chain
Mixture preparation2 SU carburettor, electric fuel pump
Torque95 Nm at 2700 rpm
Performance40 kW (54 HP) at 5200 rpm
Drive trainFront engine with rear drive
ClutchSingle disc, dry
TransmissionFour-speed, unsynchronized first gear
Suspension f/rRigid axle, leaf springs, hydraulic lever shock absorbers
BremsenDrums all around, hydraulically operated
Wheels4.50 x 19
Kerb weight822 kg + driver
Wheelbase2.388 mm
Turning circle12.300 mm
Length3.543 mm
Width1.422 mm
Height1.346 mm
Tank capacity51 litres
TopspeedApprox. 125 km/h
Manufactured1945 - 1949
Electric system12 V/51 Ah

Large 19 inch spoked wheels, at least equally striking headlights up front, of course free-standing and not integrated in any sheet metal part. Between the narrow grille, strictly vertically parted.

The front end of the car looks more delicate in the plan view, the rear part considerably more bulky. In between the seat surface, the vis--vis a dashboard of fine wood with special contrasting insert in the middle.

No, in its central part is neither the mechanically tachometer nor the speedometer, however, all control buttons. Amazingly, you have completely look to the left as driver with right-hand drive to find out how fast you are.

Under the dashboard it is narrow. People tall more than 1.8 meters have in the tunnel next to the engine trouble to change from gas to brake and reverse. Rather, they operate simultaneously both pedals. The other foot, it has also not easy because the leg collides at rest with the steering wheel.

Under or better behind the sheet metal is a wooden frame made of ash wood and not particularly buckling resistant ladder-frames from pressed steel keep together the whole. The axles are rigid front and rear, suspended on leaf springs. These are then unfortunately also responsible for the too low wheel angle. The windshield is foldable. Two small Brookland glasses then come to light.

In addition to the huge turning circle for the wheelbase, the by no means low-backlash steering also requires also a hard handling. Moreover, the MG TC has anything but a soft suspension. In contrast, the lack of synchronization on the first gear is hardly noticeable. And the engine is solid and as a typical English undersquare engine seems not to be overworked. Even slightly higher number of revolutions are possible. After all, the previous TA had 102 millimeter stroke.

Incidentally, the tank is very rear, just a bit flanked by the spare tyre. It is also sufficiently large, so you have to stow the only possible travel bag behind the seats. Together with the tolerable consumption this speaks for less fuel stops. However, the car seems rather suitable for fresh air on beautiful country roads.

First MG, which is sold 10,000 times.

Particularly in the case of this post-war MG is important its success story in the export. The American soldiers had so accustomed to the mini speedster during their deployment in Europe that they also bought en masse after their return home. For MG doubly important, because most crude materials for the construction of cars were only available when the export is successful. 06/14

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