In this case it belongs to friend and former colleague Sir David Henshaw who took her out for a spin on Sunday.
MG TC Midget 1949
Body style 2-door roadster
Engine 1,250 cc (1.3 L) XPAG type I4 ohv
Length 140 in (3,556 mm)
Width 56 in (1,422 mm)
Height 53 in (1,300 mm)
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 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) pushrod-OHV engine with a slightly higher compression ratio of 7.4:1 giving 54.5 bhp (40.6 kW) at 5200 rpm. (Hands up if you understood any of that!) The makers also provided several alternative stages of tuning for "specific purposes".
10,001 TCs were produced, from September 1945 (chassis number TC0251) to Nov. 1949 (chassis number TC10251), more than any previous MG model. It cost £527 on the home market in 1947.
Fuel 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.
Returning, hair blowing in the breeze!