The MG TC Midget is the archetypal, funny old pre-World War 2 sports car, except that it was launched just weeks after the end of World War 2, in October 1945. MG, whose Abingdon factory had spent the previous six years overhauling tanks and armoured cars, was not the only car maker to reissue a pre-war model, but a range of factors conspired to make the TC a worldwide watershed moment for sports cars.
Exactly 10,001 MG TCs were built between 1945 and 1949, of which 66 percent went to export markets. The MG TC was the catalyst for America’s love affair with British sportscars more than any other vehicle. It was small, light, sensitive, simple, compact, and quick.