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  1. Having left Abington in MG red, the TC presented here now wears a distinctive Kelly Green with light brown top, and brown interior. An older restoration, the paint is not without blemishs however one has to be close to notice any imperfections. At first glance, you may not notice the horizontal radiator shutters done in a very subtle dark maroon, complimenting the body color. Grill has no dents and combined with bright work is in very nice condition, as are the polished “knock offs”, while the painted wire wheels makes tedious polishing a non-worry. The right headlight suffers one dent, a common occurrence while closing the bonnet on T series cars. The foldable windscreen is in very nice condition, as is the brooklands aeroscreen for those days when the mood takes you to fold down the windscreen, to reach your optimal speed. Under the bonnet, the engine bay is very tidy with a polished valve cover sitting on top of a nicely re-painted block, with all rubber fittings appearing to be in good condition. Toolboxes built into the body come equipped with jack and hammer necessary to remove “knock off” should one suffer a flat aside the road. Doors close nicely as they should with no door sag. Door checks are intact, as we see many lesser quality cars with them missing or broken. Upon entering the vehicle, one notices the machine turned doorsills before settling into the comfortable cockpit. The brown upholstery shows small signs of wear, only matching the exterior of the car. The wood grain dashboard could stand a re-veneering, however we would probably leave it alone. All switches as well as choke and starter pulls are marked, alleviating any confusion while operating. Grey faced gauges play nicely, matching the steering column, all correct for the TC model. The top is in nice condition, sporting a light patina which blends well with a restoration of this age. Largely untouched cosmetically, upon arriving on the east coast, this TC has underwent a great deal of sorting all of which is documented in a personal logs, in addition to the file full of parts receipts. This TC runs and idles very nicely, however digging into the receipts files, it is noted the current tires and tubes were purchased in January of 2003; thus we would encourage new rubber all round for increased safety and comfort. Combined with a thorough going through of the braking system, this TC will be ready to venture any great distance. Underneath the car is rust free, with chassis in excellent condition – we noted there is not pitting or other signs of corrosion in the past. Depending ones level of meticulousness, this TC could stand a lot from a carpet kit, and brake lever boot. We can see it being just fine as is for fun motoring or seasonal touring. Topped off with a period correct owners manual and brooklands steering wheel, vintage turn indicators in the rear add a level safety for driving in modern traffic, while the fronts are discreetly incorporated into your parking lights. This TC also comes equipped with a Marchal driving light in very nice condition, accompanied by a vintage New England MG T Series register badge, which helps complete the pre-war sports car look. Complete with all weather gear and tonneau, the side curtains are stored neatly in their compartment built into the rear of the body. While it is not concour fresh, it will be gladly welcomed at any local show. This TC has just the right amount of patina to be enjoyed as a weekend driver, classic to run around town in, or for others may be a perfect candidate for a light cosmetic restoration. It is an example that one can be proud of, yet not afraid to drive. An ideal tour vehicle and would be welcomed by any number of clubs, including the Vintage Sports Car Club of America. Asking: $26,500.00 - SOLD Call: 860-782-1554 Email: orrie@lbilimited.com Life Long AACA Members