1/16 Scale – 1948 MG TC – Minicraft

1948 MG – TC

  • scale:1/16
  • manufactured by: minicraft models
  • Build Time: 2 months



The TC Midget was the first postwar MG, launched in 1945. It was quite similar to the pre-war TB, sharing the same 1,250 cc (76 cu in) OHV engine with a slightly higher compression ratio  giving it 54.5 bhp (40.6 kW) at 5200 rpm. MG also provided several alternative stages of tuning for “specific purposes”

It was exported to the United States, even though it was only ever built with right-hand drive. The export version had slightly smaller US specification sealed-beam headlights and larger twin rear lights, as well as turn signals and chrome-plated front and rear bumpers.

Roof up views

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The body was approximately 4 inches (100 mm) wider than the TB measured at the rear of the doors to give more cockpit space. The overall car width remained the same resulting in narrower running boards with two tread strips as opposed to the previous three. The tachometer was directly in front of the driver, while the speedometer was on the other side of the dash in front of the passenger.

10,001 TCs were produced, from September 1945 (chassis number TC0251) to Nov. 1949 (chassis number TC10251), more than any previous MG modelFuel consumption was 28 mpg‑imp (10.1 L/100 km; 23.3 mpg‑US) Its 0–60 mph time was 22.7 seconds, a respectable performance at the time.

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