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We are delighted to offer this superb driving post war British sports car onto the market. YVL 758 must be one of the most usable, and easy driving MG TC’s we have come across and this is largely to do with some subtle upgrades that really transform the drive of the car. Our 1949 MG TC has spent most of its life in the USA and in 2003 was sold out of Illinois to its first UK based owner who at the time was Major of Leamington Spa. The MG was in need of restoration and new parts included a Barry Walker supplied brand new leather upholstery, new steering wheel and new road wheels, however, the MG had to be sold in 2008 and that’s when the restoration program really began to take shape.
In 2008 the ‘new' owner decided to strip the car down to the bare chassis and sandblasted the wings, bonnet, scuttle panel and steel body mountings. The ash frame was found to be rotten so a brand new ash frame was built at a cost of £1850 alone and the MG was then rebuilt from the chassis up. The engine was found to be in very poor unserviceable condition (still with the car) so the owner sourced a rebuilt XPAG 1149cc engine and fitted it along with a new clutch. The gearbox was in very good condition so not touched. A new Morris 1000 steering rack was fitted to the MG to enhance the quality of steering and other new parts included a new stainless steel exhaust, new wiring loom, new engine mounts, new speedo, rev counter, oil pressure gauge and ammeter and carburettors were both fully rebuilt. The previously purchased brand new interior was fitted to the car and by 2014 the MG was finally registered in the UK.
YVL 758 is a lovely car to drive, the engine performs superbly, the car cruises comfortably at 50/55mph and it feels strong, robust and usable. Although only completed four years ago, the paintwork is now ten years old and has a good shine to it but isn't a show standard finish. Panels are however excellent and straight; the chassis is superb and the ash frame perfect. The interior presents well with lovely leather and the hood is in good order. The TC comes with sidescreens that would benefit from refurbishment and a tonneau cover. Photographs of the major strip down and rebuild are with the car, along with many receipts for the various work carried out. Since completion the MG has only covered a just a few hundred faultless miles and is a car that can be driven with confidence.