History of TC7684EXU


I got this TC a little over a year ago from a man who had finally decided that he was not going to be able to restore it even though it had been in his family for over 50 years. I was fortunate that my brother was in the right place at the right time. It seems this TC was built in January of 1949. The first owner was a Robert Carbaugh of Newark, NJ. The second owner was Tom Carey of Roxbury, CT, who acquired it in 1950 or 1951. Mr. Carey was the great uncle of the man I got the car from, and was, I am told, also the original interior decorator of the Empire State Building.

At some point, the car passed to the mother of the man I got the car from and she drove until some time in 1969 at which point it was put in a barn in CT (classic isn't it?). It sat in this barn for 34 years or so until abour 3 years ago when the man I got it from decided he would restore it and pulled it out of the barn. In 1952, Mr. Carey took this TC to Watkins Glen and raced it and showed it the Concours - there is a dash plaque (visible in one of the photos) from the show and the windshield still has part of the race decal.

I am going to restore this TC for vintage racing and street use. I have an Italmeccanica super charger that I am going to install. The engine will be 1500cc with new crank, rods and pistons as well as a race prepped Laystall head and light flywheel, etc. The original colors are Sequoia Cream/Red, but I will change them to Clipper Blue/Biscuit. I am hoping to get it on the road in the next 12-18 months. Although I am new to MG, I still have my second Jaguar (1976 XJ12C) and my father was English, so I have English oil coursing through my body and soul. I guess that about sums it up.

Cary Cooper