I have wanted to own a MG TC since reading the book, "The Red Car" by Don Stanford when I was 14 years old. School, family and bills got in the way until a few years ago and I located a red TC in California, bought it and had it shipped to Colorado.
TC 4260 was imported into the US in 1971 and went through two owners before I finally was lucky enough to find it. It went through a frame up restoration in 1981-1983 and had been driven less than 400 miles since that time. The actual mileage is approximately 31,000 miles.
When I bought the car, I could have left it alone and just enjoyed it, but I decided to push the restoration all the way to as close to a 100 point car as I could. After 2 years of finding all the original bits and pieces, I believe the TC is now as original as the day it was in the hands of the original owner whom I have traced to Camberley, Surrey, including a couple of accessories he added ( door grill and dash grab bar).
This car is a home market car and has all of the unique details that were on it when built on December 9, 1947, one of 10 cars completed that day. The original registration, DDP 383 is from Dec. 22 that year. Due to the scarcity of gasoline in the post war years and the poor quality, the engine had to be replaced under factory warranty to the first owner less than a year after purchase.
The only concessions to modern driving is the addition of a Tomkins steering kit, high altitude carb needles, turn signals, and seat belts that laws in our state require. The car always starts with the first pull of the starter and drives like a dream.

Ben Cordsen