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Thread: 'Unrestored' TC on eBay
Posted 19 June 2017 at 15:40:56 UK time
t lange, Maine, USA, tlange@acadia.net

The seller in convinced that this is an unrestored car. I'm just as certain it's not. I'm not picking on car or owner, I just don't like sellers who mis-represent their cars - I strive for honesty.


Despite the seller claiming that it is "Original with 37,572 documented miles. Untouched and original paint", the paint has obviously been re-done since white was never an option for any TC car - nor was a black interior, door panels, top or full tonneau. The black fender welting proves it has been re-painted. The dash should be either wood veneer or rexine (I remember the change-over was in early 1948 but can't remember when), but it appears painted. The central panel should obviously be black.

I would say this is an early restoration gently gone to seed, but not original in any way. Better pictures might help, as might pictures of the engine. I bet he wants a lot of money for it...

Tom Lange
MGT Repair

Posted 19 June 2017 at 17:01:24 UK time
t lange, Maine, USA, tlange@acadia.net

I'm sorry if I implied anything about the seller; he just wrote me and pulled the ad, because he wants to get it right. Good for him!

Tom Lange

Posted 19 June 2017 at 21:58:42 UK time
gary hansen, Florida, USA

If someone wanted to restore do a correct restore, what were the color selections, interior options for the 1948 TC's.? Not looking to start a controversy, just curious
I'm a rubber bumper owner.


79 MGB

Posted 19 June 2017 at 22:37:13 UK time
t lange, Maine, USA, tlange@acadia.net

Gary - opinions differ, but this is a good comparison chart:


Tom Lange
MGT Repair

Posted 20 June 2017 at 01:11:39 UK time
Rob Grantham, Western Australia, Australia


Don't you just 'luv' the contrasting black guard piping !! Ugh!

Rob Grantham

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