1949 MGTC Roadster, Rare EXU code, Concours Restoration, Owned 42 years

1949 MG T-Series

MG T-Series 1949 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Make: MG
Model: T-Series
Type: Convertible
Trim: Award Winning Roadster
Year: 1949
Mileage: 372
Color: Burgundy
Engine size: 4 cylinder
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Biscuit
Vehicle Title: Clear
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This is a Fabulous Example of an extremely rare MGTC (EXU).


Feedback from the important American market led MG to develop this special model for sale to the U.S. Beginning with car number 7380 in December 1948 and produced "as needed" throughout 1949 only 494 were produced -- less than 5% of all MG TC production.

Such cars were recognized under the coding "EXU" (for export unit) and stamped "EXU" on the chassis number on the guarantee plate.

In addition, hey included the following improvements:1

  • Full-width bumpers, ront and rear (allegedly for the way "women parked in the United States!").2
  • Central MG medallion on rear bumper(some suggest one of the rarest items of any MG, ince the medallion was only installed on the 494 EXU units).
  • Two Lucas Windtone hornsmounted under the bonnet instead of the badge bar. (Because of the harsh U.S. winters)
  • Steering wheel in gold pearl finishinstead of black.
  • Rear number-plate mountedcentrally above the rear bumper with Lucas number/license plate lamps above it.
  • Lucas type S.700 headlamps.
  • Lucas type 482-1 stop and tail lampsmounted on each side at the top of the petrol tank.
  • Laminated (versus toughened) windshield glass.
  • Badge bar, og lamp and external horn deleted.
  • No"Thirtilite,"but two map reading lamps.
  • Rear-view mirror above dashboard.
  • Flashing directional indicator (turn signal) switch with built-in warning lampin place of inspection lamp socket.
  • High-beam warning lamp(versus fog lamp switch).
  • Instrument panel rearranged:
    • Ammeter and oil gauge mounted in center
    • Ignition and lighting switch on the outside left
    • Horn push and dip switch on right.
This particular example has been lovingly restored my its owner of 42 years. (I am selling the car on his behalf). Although the car was restored many years ago, t presents as fresh as if the work was completed only a few years ago. The car has only traveled 372 miles since the completion of the restoration. It runs and drives as new. It starts instantly, dles smooth and quiet, ccelerates as it should (these are not rocket ships), hifts effortlessly and sounds great!
The paint finish is bright and shiny. The underside is as beautiful as the top side. The finishes of both paint and powder coat look fantastic and the stainless steel exhaust gleams.
The convertible top is in excellent condition, ut shows a minor amount of soiling at the bows. The full set of side curtains are in fantastic condition as is the top boot.
The chrome is bright and shiny.
Even the LOW FUEL light on the instrument panel works correctly.
This car was shown and won its class at the prestigious Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance.
Unfortunately, he original air cleaner has been misplaced and therefore, he car is being sold without it (unless we locate it before the end of the sale).
This is a rare opportunity to own a truly great example of a rare and desirable classic. Please ask ant questions prior to bidding. I encourage you to inspect the car in person and see the quality first hand. The car is being sold "as is, here is"without warranties of any kind. Buyer is responsible for all transportation costs. Thank you for your consideration.

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